Student Interest in Alcohol-Free Options

Students are exhibiting strong interest in participating in alcohol-free activities. For example, according to data gathered during the 2008 administration of AlcoholEdu® for College, the majority of students indicated interest in attending events that do not focus on alcohol. During the course, students also indicated which activities interested them most. The graphic below displays students’ responses in order of popularity. Notably, one of the most popular options was having “just a cool place to hang out.” This finding suggests that campuses may not need to organize large “blowout” events, but instead could simply provide students with an attractive place to interact and have fun with their peers.

Students' Top-Ranked Alcohol-Free Options

Source: AlcoholEdu®
 for College 2008 dat

Source: AlcoholEdu® for College 2008 data