The intent of the Texas Institutions of Higher Education and Their Alcohol Policies searchable database is to assist campuses, community members, and concerned stakeholders in quickly identifying the alcohol-free campus policies of Texas institutions of higher education (IHEs).
For this database, Texans Standing Tall (TST) examined the policies of more than 160 Texas IHEs and classified whether each campus is:
- Online Availability
- Ease of Access
- Certainty of Consequences
This database recognizes campuses in Texas that have dedicated time and resources to become 100% alcohol-free and is meant to encourage action among institutions that do not have a comprehensive alcohol-free policy. The database will serve as a tool for campuses, community members, coalitions, and concerned stakeholders to better understand existing campus policies and to support implementation of comprehensive alcohol-free policies on more campuses.
What is a comprehensive alcohol-free policy?
To qualify as a comprehensive alcohol-free campus, a college must prohibit alcohol as well as alcohol products use on all of its campuses and controlled properties at all times. The policy must prohibit the use of any alcohol product on campus property. It also prohibits the use of innovations in alcohol and alcohol products.