Cincinnati—The University of Cincinnati will take part in the first
National Alcohol Screening Day on April 8, distributing self-evaluated
screening tests for students, staff, and faculty on both the East and
West Campuses. UC's Just Community and the Psychological Services
Center organized the event. The university is one of 2,000 sites
nationwide expected to participate.
The Alcohol Use Disorders
Identification Test or AUDIT is a 10-item questionnaire designed to
identify harmful and hazardous drinking. The test can be self-graded so
individuals can determine if they have an alcohol problem, and the
surveys remain anonymous.
"It is apparent that binge drinking is
a problem on many college campuses," says Mauricio Gonzalez, PhD,
associate vice president for student life. "Here at UC, we are working
to promote responsible drinking through a number of connected
activities, sponsored by Greek Life, Campus Wellness, and Just
Community. In addition, a grassroots organization of students, staff,
and faculty from the East and West campuses is working to maintain an
alcohol education presence on campus."
AUDIT questionnaires will
be passed out by the College of Medicine's Dean's Office on E-level in
the Medical Sciences Building from 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. and on the Main
Campus Tangeman University Center bridge from 12:00 noon-2:00 p.m.
Surveys will also be available for the general public on NetWellness at