Lack Of Alcohol Consumption On Campus

2014 Words Mar 15th, 2016 9 Pages
Universities and colleges in the United States are split up into different categories. Private, public, four years, and two years are just some of the different types of colleges in the United States. To be even more specific all colleges are broken down into two major categories: dry and wet campuses. Dry campus are basically universities that do not allow alcohol consumption on campus even if you are at the drinking age. Wet campuses are the exact opposite. Most wet campuses are huge schools where they can not control the alcohol consumption, such as the University of Connecticut, Penn State, etc. Dry campuses on the other hand are mostly smaller schools where alcohol consumption can be monitored. Examples of this are ECSU, and all the other Connecticut state schools. The reasons for these differences are because the universities are trying to decrease the amount of drinking on campus, but does this actually work? is the percentage of alcohol consumption lower on dry campuses than wet campuses? After researching these topics and experiencing this first hand it is clear that the percentage of alcohol consumption on dry campuses is not low enough compared to the percentage in wet campus, to be considered a good way of solving the problem of binge drinking in universities. Dry campus restrictions don 't work because they don 't impede students from buying alcohol, they don 't impede them from drinking off campus, and they fail to prevent alcohol related incidents. Alcohol…
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