Providing support for campuses across Nebraska who are committed to reduce high-risk drinking.
- High-risk drinking among students is the number one problem among colleges and universities in America. Each year, more than 1,825 college students die from alcohol-related accidents and nearly 600,000 are injured while drunk, according to a 2009 study in the Journal of studies on Alcohol & Drugs.
- High-risk drinking creates a variety of harms for students, campus communities, and campus facilities. Violence and sexual assault continue to pose a risk with 696,000 students being assaulted by another student who has been drinking and 97,000 are victims of alcohol-related sexual assault or date rape.
- High-risk drinking has an impact on academic achievement and student retention with 25% of college students reporting academic consequences related to alcohol. Even the students who don’t drink are affected, such as when their sleep and study are interrupted by the drinking behaviors of other students.
- Assist member colleges, in cooperation with their local community coalitions, to develop and implement comprehensive environmental strategic plans to reduce high-risk drinking among students.
- Coordinate skill-building opportunities for higher education officials and community coalition members.
- Facilitate a dialogue among Nebraska colleges to share expertise, experiences, and opportunities to support the reduction of high-risk drinking.
- Coordinate initiatives seeking support for higher education programs to reduce high-risk drinking.
- Maintain contact with national organizations and resources to support Nebraska’s efforts to reduce high-risk student drinking.
- Coordinate the development of state-specific tools and techniques to reduce high-risk drinking.
- Coordinate and provide technical assistance to Nebraska Collegiate Consortium members.
Join the NCC
The NCC Currently includes 27 institutions of higher education in Nebraska, including private and public colleges and universities as well as community colleges and proprietary colleges. NCC members use strategic and comprehensive environmental approaches to reduce high-risk drinking and the negative effects of excessive alcohol use. The only criterion for membership is the written commitment of the top administrator to support his/her personnel in efforts to reduce high-risk drinking among the institution's students.
For more information, CONTACT US at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln.
To Join the NCC, please fill out and send in the attached Commitment Form.