Remember, not everyone drinks. Specifically, 68 percent of incoming Clemson University freshmen students in 2013 did not drink (2013 Alcohol Edu, Clemson University).
In addition, 42 percent of Clemson first-year students reported not drinking in the past 30 days in their second semester at Clemson (2014 Core).
They may not drink because they are not 21 years of age, health concerns, or personal and cultural values and beliefs. There are many ways to have fun and socialize at Clemson University.
Stats from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
Death: 1,825 college students between the ages of 18 and 24 die each year from alcohol-related unintentional injuries.
Assault: More than 690,000 students between the ages of 18 and 24 are assaulted by another student who has been drinking.
Sexual Abuse: More than 97,000 students between the ages of 18 and 24 are victims of alcohol-related sexual assault or date rape.
Injury: 599,000 students between the ages of 18 and 24 receive unintentional injuries while under the influence of alcohol.
Academic Problems: About 25 percent of college students report academic consequences of their drinking including missing class, falling behind, doing poorly on exams or papers, and receiving lower grades overall.
It’s not just alcohol but drugs too. Only 21.7 percent of Clemson students reported they are current users of an illegal drug in the past year (including marijuana), but 44.9 percent of students believe the average student on this campus uses some form of illegal drug at least once a week (2014 Core).