» OSU, UD at top for al­co­hol ar­rests on cam­pus,

Data part of fed­er­ally man­dated crime re­ports.

Dayton Daily News - - FRONT PAGE - By Max Filby Staff Writer

Ohio State Univer­sity, the largest col­lege in Ohio and one of the largest in the coun­try, recorded the most al­co­hol ar­rests and vi­o­la­tions in the state last year.

Ohio State had 103 ar­rests and 1,931 dis­ci­plinary re­fer­rals is­sued for al­co­hol in 2016 com­pared to 119 ar­rests and 1,614 vi­o­la­tions in 2015, ac­cord­ing to the school’s re­port.

Among area univer­si­ties, the Univer­sity of Day­ton came in at a dis­tant sec­ond to OSU. UD re­ported 25 liquor law ar­rests in 2016 and 886 dis­ci­plinary re­fer­rals, ac­cord­ing to UD’s crime re­port.

UD of­fi­cials have said that Clery data doesn’t pro­vide an ac­cu­rate com­par­i­son of the amount of drink­ing that oc­curs on dif­fer­ent cam­puses. Very few of UD’s stu­dents live off-cam­pus, they’ve said, so the cam­pus crime num­bers tend to be higher.

“Our al­co­hol en­force­ment ef­forts are mak­ing a dif­fer­ence in hold­ing stu­dents ac­count­able for liquor law vi­o­la­tions through our stu­dent dis­ci­plinary process. The univer­sity’s ex­pec­ta­tion is that our stu­dents will com­ply with the law and our com­mu­nity stan­dards and code of con­duct,” UD of­fi­cials said in a pre­pared state­ment.

There were eight al­co­hol-re­lated ar­rests at Mi­ami in 2016 and 397 dis­ci­plinary ac­tions taken, ac­cord­ing to the school’s re­port. The num­ber of vi­o­la­tions at both Ohio State and UD in­creased from year to year but de­creased slightly at Mi­ami in 2016, ac­cord­ing to re­ports.

Wright State Univer­sity also re­ported an in­crease in al­co­hol ar­rests and vi­o­la­tions in 2016. There were two liquor law ar­rests on cam­pus and 157 vi­o­la­tions re­ferred for dis­ci­plinary ac­tion, ac­cord­ing to the re­port. That’s up from just one ar­rest in 2015 and 83 dis­ci­plinary re­fer­rals the same year.

Wit­ten­berg Univer­sity re­ported a de­cline in al­co­hol vi­o­la­tions in 2016, with just one ar­rest and 120 dis­ci­plinary re­fer­rals is­sued, ac­cord­ing to the school’s re­port. Cedarville Univer­sity re­ported no al­co­hol ar­rests and 14 dis­ci­plinary re­fer­rals.

Drink­ing at area col­leges re­ceived re­newed scru­tiny this year af­ter a Mi­ami stu­dent died af­ter a night of heavy drink­ing. Fresh­man Erica Buschick was found dead in her dorm room on Jan. 20, ac­cord­ing to po­lice re­ports.

The 18-year-old’s death and other al­co­hol re­lated in­ci­dents re­ver­ber­ated across Ohio’s col­lege cam­puses, prompt­ing some schools to re-ex­am­ine their poli­cies.

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