New York City, NY — by Dharma Niles
This story was originally published on New York University’s Washington Square News.
The Department of Campus Safety’s 2023 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report showed a decrease in disciplinary referrals for liquor law violations at the university, with an around 13% drop in violations from 2021 to 2022.
Data from the annual report, released in accordance with the Clery Act — a federal law that requires colleges to disclose campus crime information — show a general decrease in alcohol-related violations on NYU’s Washington Square and Brooklyn campuses over the last nine years. In 2013, there were 1,994 disciplinary referrals, whereas the most recent data shows 544 disciplinary referrals in 2022.
Carlo Ciotoli, executive director of the NYU Student Health Center, said the university’s drinking culture is significantly safer than that of other universities given the abundance of alcohol-alternative opportunities students can take part in throughout the city.
“Students drive less, and Greek and athletic life — activities that are commonly associated with high risk drinking at other universities — function differently at NYU,” Ciotoli wrote to WSN. “When NYU students choose to drink alcohol, fewer students intend to get drunk and fewer students engage in very high risk drinking episodes that are more likely to cause serious negative consequences, such as blackout, injury, unprotected sex or death.”
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