Presenter Information

Sarah Peck, Colby CollegeFollow

Location

Parker-Reed, SSWAC

Start Date

1-5-2014 2:00 PM

End Date

1-5-2014 3:00 PM

Project Type

Poster- Restricted to Campus Access

Description

My research paper is looking into the effects caused by the hard alcohol ban and the lack of a medical amnesty policy for Colby Emergency Response (CER). The ban seems to have increased dangerous drinking habits, and the lack of confidentiality within CER has caused fewer students to report medical incidents for fear of getting in disciplinary trouble. Colbys current hard alcohol ban promotes unsafe drinking because students feel that they need to drink more in a shorter period of time before they leave the safety of their dorm rooms. When this dangerous binge drinking results in serious medical emergencies, our students hesitate to call for help because they dont want to get their friends (or themselves) in trouble. Based on my primary and secondary research, I will propose important changes to Colbys alcohol policies to support students health and safety.

Faculty Sponsor

Stacey Sheriff

Sponsoring Department

Colby College. English Dept.

CLAS Field of Study

Humanities

Event Website

http://www.colby.edu/clas

ID

144

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May 1st, 2:00 PM May 1st, 3:00 PM

The Alcohol Policy and CER

Parker-Reed, SSWAC

My research paper is looking into the effects caused by the hard alcohol ban and the lack of a medical amnesty policy for Colby Emergency Response (CER). The ban seems to have increased dangerous drinking habits, and the lack of confidentiality within CER has caused fewer students to report medical incidents for fear of getting in disciplinary trouble. Colbys current hard alcohol ban promotes unsafe drinking because students feel that they need to drink more in a shorter period of time before they leave the safety of their dorm rooms. When this dangerous binge drinking results in serious medical emergencies, our students hesitate to call for help because they dont want to get their friends (or themselves) in trouble. Based on my primary and secondary research, I will propose important changes to Colbys alcohol policies to support students health and safety.

http://digitalcommons.colby.edu/clas/2014/program/356