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PSU ranks top 50 for alcohol related arrests

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An online study ranks Pittsburg State University in the top 50 for the most alcohol related arrests on campus.  According to Rehab.com Pittsburg State ranks number 32nd.

University officials didn't dispute the ranking, but believe it shows they are committed to their zero tolerance policy for underage drinking on campus.  The university says if a minor is in possession of alcohol police issue a citation. Those citation are included in the arrest report, although the student is not taken to jail.

Students who are 21 and older living in residence halls are allowed to drink alcohol.  The university says they have programs and extra circular activities for students through their prevention and wellness group.

"It's just how you look at the data and how you interpret the data is what it boils down to, but actually I wasn't surprised, I was actually encouraged by based on what we've been doing around here to improve the environment," said Director of Campus Police Mike McCracken.  

"First we tell them you don't want problems with alcohol don't drink, but if you do if you choose to drink here are the safest ways to take care of you and your friends," said Prevention and Wellness Coordinator J.T. Knoll.



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