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Learning Collaborative on High Risk Drinking

DePauw is a member of the National Collaborative on High Risk Drinking.

For the next 18 months, DePauw is participating in a national learning collaborative to reduce high risk drinking among college students. The work of the Collaborative is based on a public health model where interventions that have been proven to be effective are implemented, tested and results shared with other members of the collaborative.  DePauw is very excited to be participating with 32 other higher education institutions, including Yale, Stanford, University of the South, Purdue, Colgate, Bucknell and Duke.

DePauw's aim statement is below:

In order to further enhance the intellectual life at DePauw University, we recognize that we must change the reality that alcohol consumption is a significant part of the student social culture.  We commit ourselves to building a community that values, teaches and models healthy and responsible life choices and to creating a healthy, safe and comfortable environment for all students whether they choose to drink or not.  We are also committed to producing responsible graduates, who, if they chose to drink while a student, developed responsible habits.  We aim to develop a campus culture that challenges dangerous behavior, and as such, our greatest efforts are directed towards curbing high-risk alcohol use.