Campus Alcohol Policies: 
An Examination of Student Attitudes Towards Policies and Their Enforcement 

The Coalition research agenda responds to the needs of our member campuses by examining
issues of the highest relevance to their work in campus alcohol prevention. To that end, the
2011 Annual Research Summit included a presentation—Alcohol Policies: Best Practices in
Development, Implementation, and Evaluation—to provide a close examination of campus
alcohol policy research.

The Coalition research agenda responds to the needs of our member campuses by examining issues of the highest relevance to their work in campus alcohol prevention. To that end, the 2011 Annual Research Summit included a presentation—Alcohol Policies: Best Practices in Development, Implementation, and Evaluation—to provide a close examination of campus alcohol policy research.

 

Campus officials have long been challenged by issues related to student conduct, with student alcohol use and abuse being chief among them. While the concepts and tenets of effective alcohol prevention programming are fairly well understood by practitioners, there is less agreement in the field about what makes for sound campus alcohol policy.

 

The report shares our findings from this endeavor, and specifically includes:

  • A thorough analysis of the literature on campus alcohol policies 
  • An examination of student data collected through AlcoholEdu for College 
  • A review of lessons learned and best practices cited by professionals in the field 

Campus Alcohol Policies: read report