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Study: The Student’s Views of Effective Alcohol Sanctions on College Campuses

In 2011, The National Judicial College and the Association for Student Conduct Administration joined forces to develop a research project involving students who have gone through their college/university disciplinary process as a result of a violation to the institution's alcohol regulations.

The study’s primary purpose was to establish whether the sanctions that students received were effective in deterring them from repeating their behavior.  A secondary purpose was to determine whether the results of this phase, using a larger national sample, would replicate an earlier pilot study conducted last year.

We’re excited to announce that The Student’s Views of Effective Alcohol Sanctions on College Campuses: a National Study  is now available.  We hope this larger and more comprehensive study will provide administrators, faculty members, campus police and all stakeholders with valuable insight in order to better address the issue of high risk drinking on campus and what can be done to stop it.

Research Highlights:

  • 85% of participants said they believe that sanctions “simply make students more cautious so as not to get caught in the future.” Over 56% of those who had an alcohol assessment specifically stated that “it would deter t hem from underage drinking or excessive drinking in the future”.
  • 62.5% of those who participated in an alcohol treatment program indicated that the knowledge gained in the program would deter them from repeating their behavior

A limited number of printed copies of this report will be available in the coming weeks.  For information on how to get your free copy, please contact Fadi Seikaly at [email protected] .