ERIC Number: ED470571
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Environmental Strategies To Prevent Alcohol Problems on College Campuses.
Fisher, Deborah A.
This document describes strategies that are used to create healthier campus environments in which alcohol is less available, more responsibly promoted and served, and poses less of a threat to the health, safety, and well-being of all students. The strategies described in this document accomplish these objectives by changing conditions on campus directly as well as by coordinating and supporting efforts in communities surrounding campuses and fostering better legislative and policy structures in states to support campus efforts. Most strategies are aimed at addressing institutional factors on campus related to substance abuse. These include better policies, provision of more alcohol-free activities, responsible beverage service programs, restrictions on industry marketing, changing social norms, substance-free housing, and interventions with Greek-letter organizations. Other strategies require the collaboration of campus and community, and still others rely on state-level public policy. Because environmental management affects whole populations and creates changes in fundamental communitywide processes underlying substance abuse, it has the potential to bring about relatively quick, dramatic, and enduring reductions in substance abuse problems. An annotated list of nine resources for further information is included. (Contains 55 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Behavior Change, College Students, Drinking, Educational Environment, Higher Education, Institutional Characteristics, Policy Formation, Public Policy, Social Influences
For full text: http://www.udetc.org/documents/EnviroStrat.pdf.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pacific Inst. for Research and Evaluation, Madison, WI.; Department of Justice, Washington, DC. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
Note: Reprinted and distributed by the Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention Education Development Center, Inc. An earlier version of this document was developed with support form the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (Contract #277-93-1013). Materials developed by the Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention were also used in producting the earlier version.