College students have returned to campus, hitting the books and studying. They also are hearing a direct message: don’t drink irresponsibly.
Wayne State College officials joined with those at Northeast Community College and the Norfolk Police Department to unveil the “We Agree” campaign. The campaign has been launched with the beginning of classes on campus as an effort to curb irresponsible drinking, especially those which have become a part of student neighborhood parties.
Wayne State College President Curt Frye says alcohol abuse has become a growing problem, both on and off campus. He says students need to reject a culture that encourages binge drinking.
“And, so, trying to educate students about things like 21 shots on your 21st birthday; not a good idea,” says Frye.
Norfolk police say alcohol violations by students have become a growing problem and an emphasis of law enforcement.
The “We Agree” campaign is being funded by a grant from the Nebraska Collegiate Consortium to Reduce High-Risk Drinking.
Bill Seifert, KTCH, contributed to this report.