View Full Version : Underage drinking? Colleges may tell mom, dad

03-01-2010, 11:15 AM
At Virginia Tech, where tailgating and raucous apartment complex parties are time-honored rituals, university officials are turning increasingly to Mom and Dad to curb problem underage drinking.

This semester, the school in Blacksburg, Va., began notifying parents when their under-21 students are found guilty of even minor alcohol violations such as getting caught with a beer in a dorm room.

Although it's common for colleges to alert parents of major alcohol offenses or when a student faces suspension Virginia Tech is part of a small but growing number sending letters home on minor ones.


03-01-2010, 02:53 PM
Almost all college students are 18 years old. Its time they learn from their mistakes as adults, not with mommy and daddy scolding them.

03-01-2010, 04:51 PM



03-01-2010, 07:50 PM
This is stupid. Kids move on to college to get the chance to refine themselves. Part of that is doing stupid sh*t. I think you learn much more from your mistakes than your successes. Calling mommy and daddy over something minor like this is only oppressing them even more. That said, most schools won't do it. They don't want to risk losing the tuition of students who have over-protective parents who pull them out at the first sign of trouble...

03-01-2010, 07:57 PM
If/when I have kids, and they are off to college I would expect them to be drinking while they are away.

I would have confidence in them to learn from the mistakes that everyone makes.

03-01-2010, 08:02 PM
Everyone makes mistakes. You have to be able to learn from them. By running and telling the parents after every misdoing, you're making the students less and less independent.

03-01-2010, 09:34 PM
It's college. Kids drink, do drugs, and sometimes waking up next to someone that they'll instantly regret. It's a part of life, live and learn. Granted, I never had the "traditional" college experience, but my four years in the Navy and some of the stuff I did makes most fraternity shennanigans seem mild.

Arsenal WV
03-01-2010, 09:54 PM
Which is why VT blows anyways

WVU parties > ALL

03-01-2010, 11:26 PM
...Tell 'em Arsenal!!!

Hef knew the truth. When WVU first missed the party school list, the explaination was, "We no longer rank professionals with the amateurs." :up:

03-01-2010, 11:31 PM
West "By God" Virginny ... Where gettin' ****ed up is a birthright!

1 dol fan
03-02-2010, 12:59 AM
West "By God" Virginny ... Where gettin' ****ed up is a birthright!
Preach on! I always figured my parents had some WV in them... Or maybe the wisconsin/michigan is a combo to rival it?

03-02-2010, 01:02 AM
Some of the biggest partiers I've ever met went to UW-La Crosse.

1 dol fan
03-02-2010, 01:04 AM
Some of the biggest partiers I've ever met went to UW-La Crosse.
Thats where i live and where I'm going in the fall...


03-02-2010, 01:08 AM
Good choice, and good school.

03-02-2010, 02:12 AM
got caught freshman year. and they said they werent going to tell my parents because at that point i was picking spots for them to bury me.