Establish standards for alcohol service at campus social events
Under this strategy, a campus establishes policies that set certain constraints on alcohol sales, such as a limited number of alcoholic beverages per person, availability of food and non-alcoholic beverages, no self-service, and required beverage service training.
Effectiveness: X = Too few robust studies to rate effectiveness—or mixed results
Cost: $ = Lower
Barriers: # = Lower
Research Amount: *** = 5 or more cross-sectional studies or 1 to 4 longitudinal studies
Public Health Reach: Broad
Staffing Expertise Needed: Policy advocate
Target Population: All students
Research Population: College
Effectiveness ratings are based on estimated success in achieving targeted outcomes. Cost ratings are based on a consensus among research team members of the relative program and staff costs for adoption, implementation, and maintenance of a strategy. Actual costs will vary by institution, depending on size, existing programs, and other campus and community factors. Barriers to implementing a strategy include cost and opposition, among other factors. Public health reach refers to the number of students that a strategy affects. Strategies with a broad reach affect all students or a large group of students (e.g., all underage students); strategies with a focused reach affect individuals or small groups of students (e.g., sanctioned students). Research amount/quality refers to the number and design of studies.
- Geller ES & Kalsher MJ. Environmental determinants of party drinking bartenders vs. self-service. Environment and Behavior, 22(1):74–90, 1990.
- Geller ES, Kalsher MJ, & Clarke SW. Beer versus mixed-drink consumption at fraternity parties: A time and place for low-alcohol alternatives. Journal of Studies on Alcohol, 52(3):197–204, 1991.
References from 2019 update
- Croff, J.M.; Leavens, E.; and Olson, K. Predictors of breath alcohol concentrations in college parties. Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 12(10), 2017.
Resources identified only for strategies rated effective.