A Matter of Degree: Reducing High-Risk Drinking Among College Students

The Foundation's program, A Matter of Degree: Reducing High-Risk Drinking Among College Students, was designed to develop model approaches to reduce student high-risk drinking on campus and in the surrounding community by developing college/community partnerships.Louisiana State University (LSU) in Baton Rouge is one of ten universities involved in A Matter of Degree, a national effort to reduce high-risk drinking among college students by developing college/community partnerships to bring about environmental change. This grant provides continued support to the Campus-Community Coalition for Change Project in focusing on: (1) reducing the supply of alcohol for underage college students and the harmful consequences of high-risk drinking associated with community public events, off-campus parties, hospitality business districts, Greek student community, campus athletic tailgating events, and other Louisiana colleges and universities; (2) increasing the price of alcohol by decreasing the prevalence of drink specials; (3) decreasing the demand for alcohol through advertising and promotions, campus educational services, treatment services for high-risk drinkers, and cultural change messages; and (4) monitoring and reporting results of ongoing environmental initiatives and making recommendations pertaining to student compliance with local/state alcohol laws, compliance with University alcohol policies, University substance-free housing, late-night campus social activities, and late-night bus/transit service on/off campus.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $468,000.00

Awarded on: 8/20/2003

Time frame: 9/1/2003 - 12/31/2007

Grant Number: 42700


Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College

Louisiana State University
330 Thomas Boyd Hall
Baton Rouge, 70803-2701


Nancy I. Mathews
Project Director