Prohibit alcohol use/sales at campus sporting events
Under this strategy, a campus bans the sale and consumption of alcohol at sporting events.
Effectiveness: = Moderate effectiveness
Cost: $$ = Mid-range
Barriers: ## = Moderate
Research Amount: **** = 5 or more longitudinal studies
Public Health Reach: Focused
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.
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- Boyes WJ & Faith RL. Temporal regulation and intertemporal substitution—The effect of banning alcohol at college football games. Public Choice, 77(3):595–609, 1993.
- Johannessen K, Glider P, Collins C, Hueston H, & DeJong W. Preventing alcohol-related problems at the University of Arizona’s homecoming: An environmental management case study. American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, 27(3):587—97, 2001.
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- Oster-Aaland LK & Neighbors C. The impact of a tailgating policy on students’ drinking behavior and perceptions. Journal of American College Health, 56(3):281–4, 2007.
- Spaite DW, Meislin HW, Valenzuela T, Criss EA, Smith R, & Nelson A. Banning alcohol in a major college stadium: Impact on the incidence and patterns of injury and illness. Journal of American College Health, 39(3):125–8, 1990.
References from 2019 update
- Shook, J.; and Hiestand, B.C. Alcohol-related emergency department visits associated with collegiate football games. Journal of American College Health 59(5):388–392, 2011.
For information about intervention designs and implementation, check the articles in the References tab.