Finding solutions on curbing campus alcohol consumption

West Lafayette Police Department says alcohol-related arrests have gone down more than 50 percent since 2010, and down more than 70 percent since 2005. (WLFI Photo)
West Lafayette Police Department says alcohol-related arrests have gone down more than 50 percent since 2010, and down more than 70 percent since 2005. (WLFI Photo)

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Faculty and staff at Purdue University are joining community members and first responders Wednesday to talk about how to curb alcohol consumption among students.

It’s the 10th annual Campus Alcohol Summit. Attendees are discussing how to keep students safe, in particular making sure students are not afraid to call for help when someone is in danger.

They also talked about a culture shift of what students choose to drink over the past 10 years.

“Seeing that harder alcohol is more popular and more available in the general culture and the general environment, it’s not surprising that we would see our students want to engage with that type of product on campus,” Associate Dean of Students Jeff Stefancic said.

Alcohol-related arrests have gone down more than 50 percent since 2010, and down more than 70 percent from 2005.

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