Roanoke Times: Mapping Alcohol Policies at VA Colleges

Over the weekend, Matt Chittum and a team of staff members at the Roanoke Times rolled out the early results of a survey sent to a large group of Virginia colleges to take stock of their campus alcohol policies and positions on the Amethyst Initiative. Chittum wrote in his initial analysis of the survey results that the Times‘ editors plan to expand the survey to be an even more comprehensive resource:

“Going forward, we’ll add more information and analysis from the results, including a look at alcohol policies for student organizations like fraternities and sororities, and an analysis of the numbers of alcohol violations handled by the school’s own disciplinary systems.”

Check out the interactive map here, and keep an eye on the Times‘ “Under 21” series for updates.

2 Responses to “Roanoke Times: Mapping Alcohol Policies at VA Colleges”

  1. Edwin Says:

    The drinking age must be lowered to 18 along with an alcohol eduation program. 18, 19, and 20 year olds are adults and must be granted the right to consume alcohol responsibily with alcohol education and licensing. Good thing Matt Chittum is surveying universities in my state, Virginia, to look at their policies regarding “underage” drinking by university students. Binge drinking is directly tied to the ageist drinking age because when violating a law, there is no going back, thus they abuse alcohol.

  2. Lindsay Says:

    I disagree with the “licensing” thing, if 18-20 year olds are adults then why must we continue to treat them as a “special class” they’re not a special class, they’re voting adults! I think an alcohol education program should be provided FOR FREE to anyone of any age who asks. It’s the least we can do, an alcoholic beverage drinker since I was 18. I’m 21 now.