Anti Drinking Proposal

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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.
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
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It is understood that there may be backlash and complaints from the student body; however this is a necessary step toward a productive, positive, and healthy environment. In order to assist the student body, counselors will be available for discussion about alcohol abuse or other situations and discussions. It is also proposed to increase dormitory monitoring, regulating and supervising the residents around the clock. There shall be two dormitory monitors in each building. These monitors will watch over their assigned building, being involved and available 24 hours a day. The purpose of this is early detection of alcohol use and to be a presence among the students. These monitors will rotate their on-call duties and will report to staff management any alcohol or behavioral …show more content…
Ridick University strives to provide an excellent curriculum in a safe environment conducive to learning. By removing this major cause of sexual assault, student safety, property damage and well being will increase. Ridick University will be more equipped to provide a safe place for students to accomplish their academic goals and gain proficiency in their area of expertise. By banning alcohol on campus we are giving the students the ability to focus on their studies. Without the distraction and temptation of alcohol abuse, students will have a sense of safety and security. Academic performance will increase as well as attendance. The banning of alcohol has been shown in studies to allow students to refocus energies and concentrate on productive extracurricular activities that will benefit them later in life. Also noted by Wechsler, Lee, Gledhill-Hoyt, & Nelson (as cited by Kelley, Fukushima, Spivak & Payne, 2009) A study reported that, at schools with bans, 29% of students reported abstaining from drinking, compared to only 16% at schools that did not. Furthermore, at the schools with bans, 38% of students report engaging in heavy episodic drinking, while 48% of students at non-ban schools did so (p.

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