ERIC Number: ED538021
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Controlling Rowdy House Parties through Enforcement. E-Fact Sheet
Higher Education Center for Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Violence Prevention
Off-campus parties that foster underage and high-risk drinking and become a nuisance to neighbors are often a sore spot when it comes to town-gown relations. Responding to these parties is leading communities to adopt new measures and enforcement strategies to reduce a range of problems faced by students and residents alike. While many policy and enforcement strategies have been identified and implemented at colleges and universities and in surrounding communities aimed at reducing underage and/or unruly house parties, little research has been conducted to identify the effectiveness of specific measures. Two separate studies reported in a special college drinking supplement of the "Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs" (July 2009) developed programs in which colleges worked closely with their surrounding communities, using measures such as increased police patrols in problem neighborhoods and raising student awareness of their responsibilities as community residents.
Descriptors: Alcohol Abuse, Neighborhoods, Risk, Student Behavior, College Students, Drinking, School Community Relationship, Police, Safety, Student Responsibility, Law Enforcement, Commuting Students
Higher Education Center for Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Violence Prevention. EDC, Inc. 43 Foundry Avenue, Waltham, MA 02453. Tel: 800-676-1730; Fax: 617-928-1537; e-mail: HigherEdCtr@edc.org; Web site: http://www.edc.org/projects/higher_education_center_alcohol_drug_abuse_and_violence_prevention
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Sponsor: Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools (ED); Education Development Center, Inc.
Authoring Institution: Higher Education Center for Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Violence Prevention (ED)
Identifiers - Location: California; Rhode Island; Virginia