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This Sociable City Guide outlines unique nightlife challenges faced by college communities. Just complete a short survey to access the guide with case studies, news reports and innovative strategies.
The following perspectives will find value in this guide
How does a city's nightlife relate to a college community?
Large student populations can influence the dynamics of a nightlife district. Likewise, nightlife can have a direct impact on students, colleges/universities and the broader community.
Socializing: What College is All About
Life is about relationships. College is where students learn how to socialize. Throughout college, students create meaningful relationships with peers, love interests and the community.
Socializing and Alcohol in College
Drinking is often part of the college social experience. The way in which college students socialize with alcohol can create unique risks and impacts on their community. College communities with active nightlife face unique challenges.
What's Nightlife Got to do with it?
Student behavior off-campus matters. In fact, what happens at house parties and nightlife venues can have a ripple effect in your community, especially if a student is injured, assaulted or dies.
Poorly planned and managed nightlife with a rowdy reputation can have a direct impact on colleges/universities and the broader community.
Impacts on the College/University
Impacts on the Community
NIGHTLIFE CHALLENGES IN COLLEGE TOWNS
Demographic and lifestyle trends are creating special challenges in cities and towns with large or growing student populations, especially when nightlife districts are close to campus or student housing. The following are four unique challenges identified requiring special focus and solutions.
The Sociable City Guide for College Communities provides additional background and collection of case studies and promising practices for each.
SPECIAL THANKS AND ACKNOWLEDGMENT
The Sociable City Guide for College Communities was supported by a grant from Diageo and volunteers serving on RHI’s College Advisory Board.
ABOUT DIAGEO: As a leading global spirits and beer company, Diageo is committed to preventing and reducing alcohol abuse around the world. The company's DRINKiQ website was specifically created to cover all aspects of alcohol and give consumers the tools to make more informed choices about drinking, including the decision not to drink.