Should More American Universities Prohibit Alcohol On Campus?

33% of all American universities prohibit alcohol on campus (i.e. Vanguard, University of North Carolina, Western State University, University of Oklahoma, and others). Some of these universities also prohibit students from having "alcohol paraphernalia" (empty bottles, bottle caps, etc.) and claim that all universities should be alcohol free. Should More American Universities Prohibit Alcohol On Campus?

Sources:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/4395857.stm and
http://www.usavanguard.com/no-alcohol-on-campus-1.241284

 

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Should More American Universities Prohibit Alcohol On Campus?

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A ban on alcohol will merely drive drinking elsewhere

It depends on what is defined as University grounds. Students could be encouraged to drink at the Student's Union bar, local reputable student bars and clubs and other social aspects of their life, but prohibited from drinking around lecture halls, revision centres etc.

Students want to sleep and study in their dorms, so rooms in University accommodation aren't good social areas. Halls should have specified social areas that are far away from the actual sleeping/revision areas.

Students will inevitably get drunk, and find a way to circumvent bans and rules. Dormitories and student homes are the safest place for students to drink without causing harm to themselves or others. If students can't do this, then they will just go somewhere else, a street corner, parks etc.

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