Each day, 36 individuals in the United States die from drunk driving, and another 700 are injured. In 2019 alone, nearly 10,500 individuals died in alcohol-impaired accidents, equivalent to one-third of all traffic accident deaths in total, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The college recognizes drug abuse as a potential health, safety, and security problem. Students needing help in dealing with such problems are encouraged to seek help and utilize the resources made available through the campus and the community.
The unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession, or use of a controlled substance on college premises or while representing the college off campus is absolutely prohibited. Violations of this policy will result in disciplinary action, up to and including expulsion, and may have legal consequences.
Alcoholic beverages may be allowed at certain college events with prior administrative approval. The guidelines for the utilization of alcoholic beverages at student events are available from the designated college activities coordinator. Violations of the District policies regarding alcoholic beverages will result in disciplinary action."
This video explains the impact of impaired driving.
- El Paso Community College, Rio Grande Campus, Texas: EPCC has created school events centered on building awareness regarding the true dangers of drunk driving. These events include a DUI prevention parade, which includes the powerful imagery of a wrecked car. A candlelight vigil for victims of drunk driving, a Memorial Wall, and a poster contest all bring awareness about the dangers of driving under the influence.
- Santa Barbara City College, California: SBCC spearheaded an innovative marketing campaign that utilized multiple avenues to educate its campus about the dangers of drunk driving. In media classes, students were encouraged to develop marketing ads for the anti-drunk driving campaign. Different campus events, such as Safe Spring Break, further reinforced the message, as did peer health educators who gave presentations and surveys.