Alcohol Use

On college campuses across the country, alcohol and drug use by underage students, including binge drinking, and its negative impact are of increasing concern. Carleton is no exception. The following excerpt from the Carleton College Student Handbook introduces the philosophy upon which Carleton’s policies on Alcohol and Other Drugs are based.

“Carleton College is committed to promoting responsible behavior regarding the use of alcoholic beverages. As an educational institution, the College provides resources through which students are empowered to inform themselves about the physiological, psychological, and sociological effects of alcohol and other drugs upon the individual and the community.”


Alcohol Education and Sexual Violence Prevention Program

Carleton is proud to offer an online interactive Alcohol Education and Sexual Violence Prevention program as part of our orientation program. The goal of the program is to increase students’ knowledge, decrease harmful behaviors, and provide helpful and information to aid students make healthy, respectful, and responsible decisions. In addition, we hope you use this as a starting point to have conversation with other Carleton students.

Carleton requires first year students to complete the online program. You must complete the online program by September 1, 2015.

Please revisit this page after July 1  for information to complete the program.

Letters will be sent to students and parents about the program during the summer with more information, but feel free to contact us with any questions or comments about the program.  

We wish you a relaxing and enjoyable summer.