uAlberta ramping up alcohol education following survey results

August 3, 2010

University of Alberta staff are preparing up for another round of alcohol education after a new survey revealed numerous cases of students drinking excessively, missing classes after drinking, and having non-consensual sex or sexual experiences they later regret. Of the 520 students who sought out the "Check Yourself" survey, 195 reported missing class after drinking, 66 reported regretting a sexual experience, 20 reported having sex with someone without consenting to it because they were drunk, and 11 reported being taken to a hospital emergency room. The survey also suggests that first-year students show slightly fewer drinking problems than other students. At orientation this year, new uAlberta students will be given cards bearing the survey's Web address, and asked to visit the site if they have concerns about their drinking. Edmonton Journal