It is not a secret that excessive alcohol use often results in negative social, academic, health, and legal consequences for students at UW-Eau Claire, across the state of Wisconsin, and nationally. We have all heard stories of the devastating student losses involving alcohol use. In addition to these tragedies, students deal with less severe, but still damaging consequences of alcohol abuse far too often.
Faculty and staff are in a unique position to help with campus efforts to reduce high risk drinking and its negative consequences. The links to the left point out some general and specific ways in which your positive impact can be felt, but please feel free to contact the CASE office if you have a question about a policy or a student that you feel is not sufficiently addressed here.
A few fast facts about alcohol use at UW-Eau Claire (data from 2013 CORE survey)
- 73% of students report using alcohol in the past 30 days
- 49% of students report binge drinking in the past 2 weeks
- 49% of students say other students' drinking interferes with their life in ways like interrupting study, making them feel unsafe, or messing up their physical living space
- 28% report missing a class due to drinking
- 17% report performing poorly in class due to alcohol use
- 6% of students think they may have a drinking problem
You play an important role in the overall well being of our students. Please contact us if you need assistance with a student or have further questions.