Alcohol and Other Drugs at KU


Facts About Alcohol

In Kansas, average age for first drink of alcohol is 13. Read more...

More than 696,000 students between the ages of 18 and 24 are assaulted by another student who has been drinking. Read more...

KU students drive after binge drinking almost five times more often than other college students. Read more...

Within the last two weeks, 56% of KU students reported binge drinking. Read more...

12% of KU students report alcohol use as an academic impediment. Read more...

400,000 students between the ages of 18 and 24 had unprotected sex and more than 100,000 students between the ages of 18 and 24 report having been too intoxicated to know if they consented to having sex. Read more...

599,000 students between the ages of 18 and 24 are unintentionally injured under the influence of alcohol. Read more...

44% of high school seniors report using alcohol in the last 30 days. Read more...

More than 97,000 students between the ages of 18 and 24 are victims of alcohol-related sexual assault or date rape. Read more...

More than 1,700 college students in the U.S. are killed each year — about 4.65 a day — as a result of alcohol-related injuries. Read more...

53% of KU students did something they later regretted under the influence of alcohol. Read more...

82.3% of students who experienced unwanted sexual intercourse were under the influence. Read more...

46% of KU students forgot where they were or what they did while under the influence of alcohol. Read more...

47% of KU students report driving after drinking any alcohol at all. Read more...

24% of KU students report using alcohol 10-29 days of the month. Read more...



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