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Student Government – What is (or should be) Their Role in Reducing Substance Misuse on Campus?

Student government has a unique role in any discussion regarding student alcohol use. One of their primary mandates is usually to promote the wellbeing of students, however, this can sometimes be viewed as at odds with student government-sponsored events, such as those that take place during Orientation week, as well as student governments’ profiting from campus bars. This panel will examine the role that student government does, and perhaps should, play, when it comes to address alcohol misuse on their campuses.