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Most of our students make great choices and decisions while at Ohio University. They study hard, make friends, get involved, prepare themselves for life and career, and are responsible citizens. They take advantage of the opportunities available to them and make great contributions to the University and Athens communities.

But, because we care about students' health and safety, students' academic success, and the welfare of our campus and community, we are concerned about those students who make poor choices – those who choose to drink excessively, or in a high-risk way.

High-risk drinking is the excessive consumption of alcohol that leads to serious negative consequences, not only for those who are drinking but for others around the person drinking. The negative consequences include academic failure, accidents, falls, fights, injuries, sexual assaults, vandalism, arrests and community disruption.

We are committed to doing all that we can to help every student and our community avoid these types of consequences.

For more information on our efforts to reduce high risk drinking, contact Health Promotion at (740) 593-4025 or  koons@ohio.edu.



Need help?

If you need help because you may have a problem with alcohol or you are concerned about another student who may have a problem, we will help. Here are some options:

  • In an emergency - call 911.
  • If you are concerned about a roommate or others in your residence hall, discuss the matter with your RA or the  Resident Coordinator/Director for your hall.
  • If you are concerned about your own drinking, call or visit Counseling Services, 337 Hudson Health Center, 740-593-1616 to arrange to meet with a counselor. All information is confidential.