Research

Alcohol, Tobacco & Other Drug Prevention Biennial Review

North Dakota State College of Science is in compliance with the Drug-Free School and Campuses Regulation that requires institutions of Higher Education to conduct a biennial review of their Alcohol and Other Drug programs and policies (EDGAR Part 86).

2014 CORE Alcohol and Other Drug Survey

The 2014 CORE Alcohol and Other Drug Survey was administered in the Fall of 2014. It was administered to students at North Dakota State College of Science in an effort to measure drinking and drug use behaviors, as well as negative consequences related to alcohol and other drug use among students. More detailed information regarding the reliability and validity of the survey instrument can be obtained from core.siu.edu.

All students at NDSCS had the opportunity to be included in this study through a stratified random sampling method, which included a total of 349 students. Students were drawn from all ethnic backgrounds, all academic programs and all classes (e.g. freshman, sophomore).

Key Survey Findings
  • The male student’s peak BAC is down from .157 in 2008 to .1105 in 2014.
  • The female student’s peak BAC is down from .138 in 2010 to .1163 in 2014.
  • The percentage of the frequency (3x or more/week) students are using alcohol is down from 25.7% in 2008 to 24.1% in 2014.  
  • Average number of drinks per week for students under 21 has slightly decreased from 6.95 in 2012 to 6.09 in 2014 (down from 8.52 in 2008).
  • Alcohol use rates within the last 30 days for the entire student population has significantly decreased from 78.6% in 2008 to 70.4% in 2014. 
  • Alcohol use rates within the last 30 days for students under 21 has significantly decreased from 76.8% in 2008, 72.5% in 2010, 74.1% in 2012, to 66.7% in 2014.
  • The percentage of NDSCS students that prefer alcohol be available in social settings is down from 73.8% in 2010 to 64.6% in 2014.
  • The percentage of NDSCS students that believe alcohol is necessary to have a good time is down from 17.2% in 2012 to 12.8% in 2014.
  • All 18 High Risk Consequences have decreased since 2008; most notably, the percentage of students that reported driving a car while under the influence has decreased from 44.4% in 2008 to 27.2% in 2014, and the percentage of students that reported doing something they later regretted is down from 44.7% in 2008 to 27.2% in 2014.
  • The vast majority of students indicated that their parents’ expectations or rules about alcohol (73.9%), tobacco (76.1%) or other drugs (86.6%) are an effective way to limit their consumption.
  • Increases in the percentage of students who have knowledge of AOD prevention programs on campus (57.4%, up from 48.7% in 2012 and 42.7% in 2008) and 95.9% of students are familiar with campus policies regarding alcohol and other drugs.
  • Percentage of students that believe that there are enough alcohol-free activities where they live is up from 32.9% in 2008 to 48.1% in 2014.

2014 NDSCS Core Alcohol and Other Drug Survey Summary

2014 Biennial Review

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