Some stuff you should know

Here is some more information about drinking that you may or may not know.

Safety First

  • There were 165  incidents of extreme intoxication during the 2010-2011 academic year at SU.

  • In 2011, an estimated 599,000 college students suffered alcohol-related injuries nationwide.

  • Each year, approximately 1,800 college students die from alcohol-related unintentional injuries.

Healthy body healthy mind

One long island iced tea has up to 520 calories--the same calorie content as a McDonald's quarter-pounder with cheese.
Trying to cut back on calories by having light beer?  One 12 oz Bud Light has 110 calories, but most people don’t have just one beer. Five bottles of Bud Light have the same number of calories as a piece of fried cheesecake from the state fair.

Save your pennies

  • If an SU student goes out to drink 3 nights per week and has 3 drinks per night, they will spend about $2,000 each semester.

  • The cost of replacing your lost cell phone is $100-$400.

  • The cost of missing 1 class due to a hangover is $145.71 (based on a student taking 15 credit hours at SU).

  • The cost of 1 DWI = $10,000 to $20,000.

Give your wallet a break.

Adding up the hours

How long does it take you to recover from a hangover?  How many nights do you regret and wish you could get back?

How else could this time be spent?

How about spending  more time doing the things you actually like? You’d be surprised, how much more time you actually have after cutting out a few drinks on your night out. If you’re looking for ideas, check out: What to do at SU.

Maintain your image

Photos of your night out can and do end up on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and more. Your future employer will be looking.

37% of employers admit to using social media to prescreen job applicants. 34% of these employers have not hired someone because of content they found on social media accounts.

What if your friends captured your night on video camera--would you like the person you see?

Keep People Close

Let’s face it, we’re different people after too many drinks. Don’t let alcohol get in the way of your relationships. One bad night could ruin a relationship or destroy a friendship.

According to one study, friends, roommates, and bystanders reported experiencing the following with students who had drank too much:

-23% had experienced an unwanted sexual advance
-11% had been pushed, hit, or assaulted
-36% had been insulted or humiliated
-16% had property damaged
-71% had sleep or study interrupted

What are you doing or saying that you don’t recall because you were blackout drunk? Have you lost any friends?

Don't let your grades slip

One university found that the median GPA for their first-year students who were treated for a binge-drinking episode was almost a third of a point below that of their class.  This put them in the bottom 25 percent of their class.