Morgan State University to Launch Study of Drinking Habits at HBCUs
Largest national study of drinking and HBCUs ever supposedly
Morgan State University has launched what they are calling the largest national study of drinking and HBCUs to ever take place. The Century Council (TCC), which is funded by leading distillers to fight drunk driving and underage drinking, is backing the research project.
The study aims to find out why college students drink and to compare changes in behavior among HBCU students and those enrolled at predominantly white institutions. They plan to use their findings to combat alcohol over-consumption.
Dr. Raymond Winbush, director of the Institute for Urban Research at Morgan State University, said, "This is the largest national study ever undertaken on drinking patterns among students attending HBCUs and it will allow educators and policy makers to better understand the motivations of these students and provide effective communications and intervention tools for addressing binge drinking among African American college students."
Since it's almost homecoming season, researchers should have plenty of data to grab. If you or any HBCU student you know is interested in being a part of the study, visit hbcusurvey.webs.com. The first 1,000 participants will receive a free $15 Amazon gift card.