Alcohol and Campus Risk Management

Campus Activities Programming, Vol. 18, October 2006

6 Pages Posted: 24 Feb 2008 Last revised: 14 Sep 2009

See all articles by Darby Dickerson

Darby Dickerson

UIC John Marshall Law School

Peter F. Lake

Stetson University College of Law


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.

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

Suggested Citation

Dickerson, Darby and Lake, Peter F., Alcohol and Campus Risk Management. Campus Activities Programming, Vol. 18, October 2006. Available at SSRN:

Darby Dickerson (Contact Author)

UIC John Marshall Law School ( email )

300 S. State Street
Chicago, IL 60604
United States

Peter F. Lake

Stetson University College of Law ( email )

1401 61st St. South
Gulfport, FL 33707
United States

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