Fewer Ohio Students Caught Drinking

From three years ago, number of judicial offenses drops by more than half.


The number of alcohol-related offenses at Ohio University this past school year has been reduced by more than half since three years ago, dropping from 1,597 in to 764, the Post reports. Since the 2005-06 school year, the school has enacted more antidrinking initiatives, such as steeper academic sanctions, a $100 fine, and intensified interventions.

A school survey also shows that the number of drinks per week decreased by two last year and the incidence of drinking at least three times a week dropped by 12 percent.

The number of marijuana-related infractions has seen more fluctuation however, starting at 261 in 2005-06, then rising to 328, and receding to 218 for 2008.