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Should Alcohol Be Allowed on College Campuses Alcohol has been a source of both pleasure and destruction since the beginning of time It has been commended as a source of relation pleasure and nourishing to the body Many of us are aware of people on campus whose use of alcohol results in behavior that disrupts their relationship with school family and society Whether it is vandalism fights or even driving while drunk can have an impact on us all So in turn there should be alcohol policies and practices on college campuses When teens go away to college this is their first time living away from home Parents are not there to watch them so this increases the range of opportunity College students now see a much larger but freer place alcohol abuse is a problem and there are ways to diminish alcohol abuse on our campus On some campuses you are not allowed to have any alcohol The Rutgers University Committee on the Use of Alcohol reported to the University in May 1981 a timely report since the New Jersey Legislature raised the drinking age to 21 in 1982 Sherwood 50 If you live on a wet campus then you are allowed to have alcohol in your possession if you are of age The problem gets out of hand when students do not know how to control themselves If the drinking is raised then drinking may drop temporarily I am sure there will be ways to get around them like false identification cards drinking in cars and off campus and trying to convince older friends to provide alcoholic beverages The main reason why drinking laws are being raised is because while drinking people chose to drive According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 20 percent of all fatal highway accidents involve drivers under 21 although this group makes up less than 10 percent of the total number of
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