A public forum on the role alcohol should play on college campuses will be at 7 p.m. Nov. 14 in the Centennial Rooms at the Northern State University Student Center.
The event is being hosted by the Aberdeen Campus-Community Coalition and is open to the public, according to a news release from NSU. The group is seeking input from students, parents, business owners, educators, law officers and interested community partners on how to best support safe and healthy lifestyles among 18- to 25-year-olds.
Three approaches will be discussed at the forum:
- Live and Let Live: College administration and the community should take a hands-off approach concerning how college students use alcohol.
- Total Control: The college and community should take a zero-tolerance stance on alcohol on campus regardless of student age.
- Marginalize and Oversee: The college and community should recognize the legal drinking age on campus and allow of-age students to consume alcohol in designated areas on campus.
Each participant will receive a copy of the final forum report, which will include a summary of the approach the group agreed on and the next steps to be taken.