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).

2012 CORE Alcohol and Other Drug Survey

The 2012 CORE Alcohol and Other Drug Survey was administered in the Fall of 2012. 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

All students at NDSCS had the opportunity to be included in this study through a stratified random sampling method, which included a total of 345 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 .123 in 2012.
  • The female student’s peak BAC is down from .138 in 2010 to .125 in 2012.
  • The percentage of the frequency (3x or more/week) students are using alcohol is down from 25.7% in 2008 to 22.8% in 2012.
  • Average number of drinks per week and alcohol use rates within the last 30 days for the entire student population have slightly increased from 2010 to 2012; however, these rates are still down from 2008.
  • The percentage of NDSCS students that prefer alcohol be available in social settings is down from 73.8% in 2010 to 67.8% in 2012.
  • 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 36.3% in 2012, and the percentage of students that reported doing something they later regretted is down from 44.7% in 2008 to 34.3% in 2012.
  • The vast majority of students indicated that their parents’ expectations or rules about alcohol (78.2%), tobacco (74%) or other drugs (82.8%) are an effective way to limit their consumption.
  • Increases in the percentages of students who have knowledge of AOD prevention programs on campus (48.7%, up from 42.7% in 2008) and are familiar with campus AOD policies has increased from 95.8% in 2008 to 97.3% in 2012.

2012 NDSCS Core Alcohol and Other Drug Survey Summary

2014 Biennial Review

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