Improving Campus Security: From Sexual Assault to High-Tech Thievery

Many problems still fueled by alcohol, but identity theft becomes the new wave

Alcohol Abuse and Dependence: 31 percent of college students met criteria for a diagnosis of alcohol abuse and six percent for a diagnosis of alcohol dependence in the past 12 months, according to questionnaire-based self-reports about their drinking.

How Does This Affect Your Campus?

As the numbers show, the consequences of college drinking are moresignificant, more destructive and more costly than many people realize. In addition to the damage done to student lives, these consequences affect the reputation of the institution, the ability to attract and retain outstanding students, the college's academic ranking, the institution's operating costs, legal ramifications and the relationship of the campus with the community.