Community and Campus Committee to Reduce High-Risk Alcohol Use
The Charge: To create a community and campus culture that supports responsible, low-risk alcohol use.
High-Risk Drinking Defined
Excessive consumption of alcoholic beverages that increases the risk of experiencing negative consequences not only for those who are drinking but also for the community.
Possible negative consequences from high-risk drinking to the community include:
Increased need for police and ER personnel and resources.
Increased noise, trash, vandalism, and property devaluation.
Disruptive patrons, difficulties recruiting new employees, increased costs for cleaning and security, and legal liabilities.
Negative perceptions (e.g, party school image), difficulties in recruiting high-caliber students, poor grades, increased absences, career implications for students, and students' futures.
Impact on love ones and family costs of health care.