Alcohol & Other Drugs
Kappa Alpha Theta aims to provide a collegiate experience that prioritizes member health and safety. The Fraternity provides opportunities for collegiate members to engage in education, discussion, and risk mitigation efforts related to alcohol and other drugs.
- Around 9% of full-time college students ages 18-22 meet the criteria for an alcohol use disorder (AUD).
- Almost 53% of full-time college students (age 18-22) drank alcohol in the past month, and about 33% engaged in binge drinking during that time.
- About 1 in 4 college students report experiencing academic difficulties from drinking, such as missing class or getting behind on schoolwork.
The above information was reported by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), in partnership with College Drinking – Changing the Culture, following a 2019 national study.
Unlike most alcohol education programs, Alcohol Skills Training Program (ASTP) acknowledges the reality that college students may choose to drink. Rather than focusing solely on imposing abstinence, this in-person program recognizes that any steps taken toward risk reduction are steps in the right direction. Through ASTP, Kappa Alpha Theta joins other interfraternal organizations in offering a program that focuses on risk management and education through conversation and programming.
Visit the Mental Health Resources page to see a list of substance abuse and misuse