Carleton to look at already tough campus alcohol policy

September 9, 2013

Carleton University is revisiting their campus alcohol policy to address binge drinking among students, especially during freshman orientation week, reports the Ottawa Citizen. Carleton already has “gold standard” policies around alcohol service at on-campus pubs, but finds that binge drinking is still a persistent problem. Ideas included for the updated policy are restricting alcohol in residences during orientation week, having student leaders commit to alcohol-free behaviour and events during orientation, better coordination of alcohol awareness campaigns, and examining specific events that traditionally have high alcohol-consumption rates, such as sporting events. Director of Student Affairs Ryan Flannagan stated that although there are concerns about binge drinking, there are no moves towards making the campus alcohol-free. Ottawa Citizen