Title

Alcohol, Pacific's Party Scene, and Islam

Lead Author Major

Biological Sciences & Religious Studies

Lead Author Status

Senior

Format

Oral Presentation

Faculty Mentor Name

Alan Lenzi

Faculty Mentor Email

alenzi@pacific.edu

Faculty Mentor Department

Religious Studies

Abstract/Artist Statement

Alcohol consumption and peer pressure are two factors that are known to coincide. According to National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, the first six weeks of freshman year are critical for new students to pick up habits of binge drinking. Students attending colleges where there is a big influence from college athletics or Greek life tend to drink more. As a Muslim Pacific student and one who has been a part of many different organizations on campus, including Greek Life, I began to wonder how the statistics of peer pressure and alcohol consumption would differ between different populations of students. For my research project I formulated the following research question “Does an American college setting influence the alcohol consumption of young Muslims today?” With thirteen percent of the student body in Greek life and with eighteen Division 1 sports, Pacific is a “typical college campus” and the stage for my project. After conducting my study I found that there is correlation between pressure from different groups of students and their rate of alcohol consumption but more data collection will strengthen these results.

Location

DeRosa University Center, Room 211

Start Date

28-4-2018 2:20 PM

End Date

28-4-2018 2:40 PM

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Apr 28th, 2:20 PM Apr 28th, 2:40 PM

Alcohol, Pacific's Party Scene, and Islam

DeRosa University Center, Room 211

Alcohol consumption and peer pressure are two factors that are known to coincide. According to National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, the first six weeks of freshman year are critical for new students to pick up habits of binge drinking. Students attending colleges where there is a big influence from college athletics or Greek life tend to drink more. As a Muslim Pacific student and one who has been a part of many different organizations on campus, including Greek Life, I began to wonder how the statistics of peer pressure and alcohol consumption would differ between different populations of students. For my research project I formulated the following research question “Does an American college setting influence the alcohol consumption of young Muslims today?” With thirteen percent of the student body in Greek life and with eighteen Division 1 sports, Pacific is a “typical college campus” and the stage for my project. After conducting my study I found that there is correlation between pressure from different groups of students and their rate of alcohol consumption but more data collection will strengthen these results.