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What grade would you give the Kansas University community, including university and city police, when it comes to handling student drinking?

Response Percent Votes
27% 228
23% 190
20% 165
10% 83
7% 62
Not sure
6% 51
4% 39
Total 818


Graczyk 7 years, 10 months ago

What's interesting about this poll is that we really don't know what the grades mean. For example, an 18 year old might give a D or F because she feels like she's getting hassled for having a good time. However, a 35 year old might give a D or F because he's sick of 18 year olds puking on his lawn. This poll really doesn't say much.

Maddy Griffin 7 years, 10 months ago

I gave them a "D". There is so much more that can be done.

Radar Callaway 7 years, 10 months ago

Maybe the choice Incomplete should have been incompetent?

pfeifer 7 years, 10 months ago

They're doing pretty much everything within their power to at least make sure kids are safe. They can't do much more than that. We don't allow booze in the dorms (KSU does, if you're 21.) We allow RA's do search a room without probable cause (No other University that I know of does that). We require freshmen living in the dorms to complete an online alcohol safety course (again, never heard of anyone doing that). And we offer all kinds of transportation alternatives to students. I don't know what else they can do.

jonas_opines 7 years, 10 months ago

Probably just as well as anywhere else. This is a cellege town, and college kids drink.

Pray tell, grammaddy, what more should they do?

lindseydoyle 7 years, 10 months ago

Why is it the responsibility of the KU community? Are these children all orphans?

KCsFinest5 7 years, 10 months ago

Is this a joke? I'm a student, just turned 21, but I've basically been "21" for my entire time at KU. I've had 4 different fake IDs. Rarely did I need them at liquor stores. I even know of a friend who got into a bar with a fake ID of a different race. Why would anyone do anything if all of the bars and liquor stores are making the extra cash?

I really don't think the police care about this. Honestly I don't blame them. Getting "blasted" on the weekends in the freshman dorms is just as much as a tradition as the Rock Chalk chant.

pfeifer 7 years, 10 months ago


Seriously? You can't blame the police for the entire town of manhattan, and a large portion of KU students for all partying on the same day. That's absurd.

riverdrifter 7 years, 10 months ago

KU students partying in Manhattan? That is absurd!

jumpin_catfish 7 years, 10 months ago

How many students come to KU without a drinking problem and leave with one? Get the stats on that one and you might know something. Drinking to excess is unwise and a crutch used many times by folks to feel comfortable in a group. Having grown up with a parent who had a drinking problem I swore I would never drink but in high school the peer pressure set in and I was not true to myself until later in my life when I gave it up altogether. That doesn't make me special just smarter then folks who have to get sh*t faced to have fun. But if you feel the need to throw it down, have at it but just don't kill an innocent person in the process.

whats_going_on 7 years, 10 months ago

this was lame.

Seriously, get better questions.

pace 7 years, 10 months ago

I give the students the lowest grade. There is such a drunken culture in the greek system I am surprised that there are no deaths. Oh, there are.

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