UW-Green Bay with an alcohol problem? Press-Gazette shares statistics
A screaming headline — “UWGB among highest in nation for alcohol arrests” — was coupled with a handcuffs-and-beer-glass graphic on the front page of the Saturday (Feb. 22) Green Bay Press-Gazette print edition. The story itself was a little less sensational: UW-Green Bay is one of 10 UW System universities that rank in the top 50 of colleges (5,000 enrollment or greater) in terms of alcohol arrests per 1,000 students. And the reason is not that UWGB is a party school, says UW-Green Bay Judicial Affairs Coordinator Mark Olkowski of the Dean of Students Office. Active enforcement by Public Safety and Residence Life means more students are caught and cited for alcohol-related violations. (A new website is “ranking” schools based on self-reported data collected by the federal Department of Education’s Office of Postsecondary Education.) See the P-G story.