While 75 percent of college students gambled during the past year (whether legally or illegally), only 22 percent of U.S. colleges and universities have formal policies on gambling.
As a campus administrator, you can help implement policies and promote campus-wide awareness of college gambling. This section provides you with information and guidance to help you take action on your campus.
Why address gambling?
Learn about responsible gambling and gambling disorders and how problems with gambling can have a negative impact on a college student’s life. Learn how you can help address the issue, how gambling disorders are related to other risky behaviors, and how gambling on campus could be a liability issue.
Find information about ways to strengthen health promotion efforts on college campuses through policies that will (1) help raise awareness of gambling disorders among college students and (2) enable students who are struggling with addiction to fully participate in college life.
Be proactive in maintaining a healthy student body and learn how to effectively implement gambling policies and programs on your campus.
Prepare to answer questions that arise about college gambling on your campus.
Learn from other universities that have proactively addressed college gambling using successful on-campus programs.