Alcohol and Campus Risk Management

Darby Dickerson

Texas Tech University School of Law

Peter F. Lake

Stetson University College of Law

Campus Activities Programming, Vol. 18, October 2006

This article, which is part of a series on campus risk management issues, explores the number one issue on most college campuses: high-risk alcohol use. The article urges campuses to use the Core survey to understand student drinking patterns; it also encourages universities to use environmental-management techniques and to consider adopting the Facilitator Model for student-university relations. The aritlce also discusses specific initiatives that have proven effective on other campuses; these include risk-management teams, presidential leadership initiatives, longitudinal social-norming campaigns, faculty and parental involvement, education programs, transportation and pedestrian safety programs, law-reform initiatives, conduct codes and alcohol policies, and alternative hours and activities.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 6

Keywords: alcohol, binge drinking, high-risk drinking, risk managment, core survey, environmental management, facilitator model, peter lake, social norms, social norming, safe rides, discipline, alcohol policies, conduct codes

JEL Classification: K1, K10, K13

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Date posted: February 24, 2008 ; Last revised: September 14, 2009

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Dickerson, Darby and Lake, Peter F., Alcohol and Campus Risk Management. Campus Activities Programming, Vol. 18, October 2006. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1097120

Contact Information

Darby Dickerson (Contact Author)
Texas Tech University School of Law ( email )
1802 Hartford
Lubbock, TX 79409
United States
Peter F. Lake
Stetson University College of Law ( email )
1401 61st St. South
Gulfport, FL 33707
United States

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