Risks, Consequences, Choices

Picture your students applying for a job after they graduate from college

With modern social media and easy access to the Internet, one of the first tasks an employer will do is "Google" them. If your students were arrested or did something "dumb" that was printed in the Omaha World Herald, do you think that employer will still bring them in for an interview?

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An arrest record today can impact people in many ways it did not when modern parents were young, ...but that's just one of the risks related to alcohol.

Students eating at restruant

While there are a number of changes that occur during the first year of college, alcohol use is often one of the most challenging to deal with. Students may believe that most of their peers are drinking alcohol and thus feel more pressure to do so as well, which may result in unwanted and/or dangerous consequences.

Students hanging out in their free time

This type of information is important to share with your students because it dispels the perception that all of their peers are drinking and drinking excessively. When students realize that they’re not alone in either abstaining from alcohol or, at the very least, controlling their drinking, they feel more comfortable declining the invitation to drink at social events.

Although more and more students are choosing to abstain from alcohol use and practice responsible drinking, high-risk drinking is still a concern at Clarkson College. As you visit with your students about drinking at college, having accurate information helps initiate the conversation and allows you to speak with confidence and credibility.

Watch these videos to find out some students’ impressions of the college drinking scene.

This website features interviews from students and administrators from institutions of higher education in Nebraska. Although this website is intended for the parents of Clarkson College students, it is important to note that young adults in the city of Omaha, enrolled, employed or both, socialize together and often share similar experiences related to their transition to college life.