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The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh will take part in a UW System survey that seeks to better understand the impact on students of alcohol and other drug use. A link to the anonymous and voluntary online survey will be sent to a random sampling of UW Oshkosh students via e-mail during the last week of February.

The survey is designed to examine trends in alcohol and drug use, student perceptions of use and the consequences of use. The results will help University leaders work with students to determine what kinds of campus health programming and services are most beneficial.

“We encourage students who are asked to participate to share their experiences, thoughts and observations about alcohol and drug use,” Chancellor Richard H. Wells said. “The information we receive from these surveys can help us developing programs and service that help students make responsible choices regarding alcohol.”

Students who elect to participate in the online survey will receive an instant analysis of the impacts of their own alcohol use, including an estimate of their average peak blood-alcohol concentration and how their level of use compares of students nationally.

The survey is part of a systemwide Board of Regents directive to assess student alcohol and drug abuse, and the effectiveness of alcohol and other drug abuse programs.