Using Weekend and Evening Programming to Curtail Campus Alcohol Use

Topics: Alcohol and Drug Use, Student Health and Wellness, Student Affairs

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Research Questions

  • What types of evening and weekend programming have been successful in reducing alcohol abuse among students?
  • How are events marketed to students and tailored to student needs?


As campuses nationwide struggle to reduce high-risk alcohol use among students, student affairs leaders are striving to offer programming that provides a safe alternative activity for students.  Many of these programming options, however, either do not consistently attract at-risk students or require a high level of resources for success.  This report examines evening and weekend programming at residential universities, highlighting promising and cost-effective practices for risk reduction.

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