Learning the Limits: Campus Drinking Crisis


This school year, 19 DePauw University students were hospitalized because of alcohol poisoning. Colleges nationwide are struggling to create a campus balance that allows young adults, often away from home for the first time, learn their limits while keeping them safe.

DePauw is at the center of this issue.

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Graham Jaeger
“The situation really opened my eyes on how DePauw has done a lot of things in order to try to control alcohol and stuff,” Graham Jaeger says. However with around 70 percent of students involved in Greek life, “it doesn’t always work.” Photo by Robert Connor.