Many Students Taken to ER, But No Specific Information Available

Many Students Taken to ER, But No Specific Information Available

Almost a year after a report to the Syracuse University Senate revealed that ambulances were taking several students per week to the emergency room because of alcohol problems, concrete data on the number of students who are hospitalized for intoxication is still unavailable.

According to Syracuse University’s The Daily Orange, despite the report being released, specific and current numbers on just how many students have been hospitalized for being intoxicated are still unavailable

The student life committee report stated that several students taken to the hospital last year had more than 0.3 percent in blood alcohol level, including one student who had a blood alcohol content of 0.37 percent. BAC levels above 0.3 percent are life-threatening, according to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.

The concrete number of medical transports due to intoxication at SU hasn’t been composed since the Senate report. The Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities is normally tasked with this, but Peter said she hasn’t had the time to compile the data.

The last time exact numbers of student hospitalizations from alcohol intoxication were reported was in 2012.

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