Banning Alcohol On Campus

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Alcohol; the Legal Lethal Drug Colleges all around the United States are faced with the same problem: drinking. Drinking incidents impose many liability problems on schools and so colleges are trying to take steps toward preventing underage drinking and alcohol abuse on campus. Even with colleges cracking down on drinking, there are still major drinking problems within colleges such as binge drinking and the flow of alcohol into campus. On one hand people say that new rules need to be made and the rules have to be enforced for this problem to be eliminated. Some of these rules include banning drinking on campus as well as banning advertisement of alcohol on campus. On the other hand, people say that no matter how many rules are implemented…show more content…
This drop in abuse would be due to multiple factors. One of the factors is that frat parties or houses would no longer be “the place” to go and get drunk. Most college student go to on campus frat houses to get their drink on and so by banning alcohol on campus, these frat houses could be regulated. Now, the students on campus that are 21 or over will have an issue with this because they will feel this rule is “unfair”. The college students have to realize that they are on private property, so they have to oblige to the rules set in place. The rule may not be all that “fair” in their eyes, but campuses have some sort of obligation to provide safety for their students, and if there are several cases of alcohol poisoning at the school, they have to take action. Most, if not all parents, expect colleges to provide protection and safety to their students. Along with this, colleges are state run or private institutions, which means they can make rules which they feel will benefit their students. Also, if any student wants a drink, they can always go to a bar that is outside of the campus as long as they are of drinking…show more content…
An argument many people make against banning alcohol is that if alcohol isn’t legal on campus, then students will go off campus. By going off campus they can drink to their hearts desire and they won’t be under supervision. They say that this also creates problems because now students aren’t under adult supervision and can, quite frankly, do what they please. Also people make the argument that colleges should spend more time on alcohol safety and proper use. Although colleges should provide these seminars for students on alcohol, they should also crack down on its usage. By doing so, they deter the majority of students from drinking recklessly as well as deterring underage students from drinking. If the punishment for underage drinking on campus was expulsion, many students, if not all, would stop drinking as minors. By them creating these
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