Essay on Underage Drinking On College Campuses

1606 Words Sep 18th, 2016 7 Pages
Do you know someone that has consumed alcohol at an early age? Growing up alcohol was very evident in my local junior high and high school. My peers consistently talked about going out on the weekends, sometimes even the week and boasting about being the biggest drinker at a local bar they snuck in to or even going as far as describing extravagant narratives about not remembering the night before from partying too extensively. Underage drinking on college campuses are a common issue nationwide. While students and faculty alike are all aware of the issue not much is done or can be done to end underage consumption. This is such an important issue to discuss due to the fact that a lot of students lose focus on their work and end up failing classes essential to earning their degree.
I believe underage drinking on college campuses needs to be eradicated because of the numerous consequences young adults face when not only consuming too much, but getting caught by law enforcement officials. Ways to do this would include making a campus a dry one, hiring more patrol officers to ensure the safety of everyone on campus and to crack down on carding at local gas stations, grocery stores, etc.
A common problem that comes along with underage drinking is binge drinking itself. According to the website College Drinking Prevention college students are much more likely to binge drink than their peers who don’t attend a university. It’s also said that the first few weeks of a freshman’s…

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