Anti Drinking Campaign For Ridick University Essay

1143 Words May 1st, 2015 5 Pages
Introduction
The purpose for this proposal is to initiate an anti-drinking campaign for Ridick University. It has come to our attention that Ridick University has earned the reputation of a party school with excessive alcohol consumption and underage drinking. As a member of the community, a concerned citizen and a professor at Ridick, an anti-drinking campaign could not come soon enough.
Background
The reputation of a party school might sound enticing and exciting for future students; however Ridick University is acknowledging the damage and destruction that this reputation has brought to campus. Studies have shown that excessive drinking at college has many consequences such as, damaging the health and safety of our students, destruction of property and poor academic performance. This is not the type reputation that Ridick University should maintain. It is harmful to our students, our staff, our property and the surrounding community. Students health is at risk, according to White and Hingson (2013), “Drinking to intoxication leads to widespread impairments in cognitive abilities, including decision-making and impulse control, and impairments in motor skills, such as balance and hand-eye coordination, thereby increasing the risk of injuries and various other harms” (p. 208). Treatment by the campus medical staff of injury increases as students injure themselves or engage in physical altercations with other students. Another serious series of situations that requires…

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