Standard Drink | Blood Alcohol Calculator | Alcohol Calorie Comparison
Binge Drinking | Alcohol Overdose
Secondhand Effects of Alcohol | Just For Fun

On this page you will find lots of helpful facts for you to better understand how alcohol affects your body and your relationships. From the basic facts of what alcohol is to more specific information on how alcohol affects parts of the body, your social activities, and how alcohol culture is created, you’ll find plenty of information here. If you need more information, don’t hesitate to contact us.

Standard Drink

A standard drink is defined as:


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Blood Alcohol Calculator

Use this calculator to calculate your blood alcohol content.

Blood Alcohol Calculator

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Alcohol Calorie Comparison

Use this calculator to determine how many alcoholic calories you have consumed, and compare it to some common food and drinks

Calorie Calculator

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Binge Drinking

“Binge drinking” is defined as a pattern of drinking alcohol that brings BAC to .08 or above. For a typical adult, this pattern corresponds to consuming 5 or more drinks (male), or 4 or more drinking (female), in about 2 hours. Further, it is understood that binge drinking elevates one's risk to experience negative consequences.

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Alcohol Overdose

Alcohol Overdose has replaced the term “Alcohol Poisoning” because the reality is that one has overdosed on alcohol. Alcohol is a drug and like any other drug, taking too much is considered an overdose. When this happens, medical attention is necessary.

Should any of the following symptoms be displayed by a friend or acquaintance, call for help:

These are all symptom of alcohol overdose and the person’s life could be in danger. You should always seek medical/professional help as soon as possible:

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Secondhand Effects of Alcohol

If you answered yes to any of these, then you are experiencing secondhand effects of alcohol.

Secondhand Effects are not something to take lightly. They should be addressed with the person, when they are sober, and if that doesn’t work, ask for help addressing the behavior (i.e. call your RA).

To speak with someone about their behavior, here are some helpful approaches.

  1. Seek advice and support from other friends. You don’t have to be the only person to address the issue with them.
  2. Be prepared for any type of reaction. The person may realize they have a problem and be grateful to you for speaking to them. On the other hand, the person may become very angry with you. However, after they get over their anger, the person might realize you are coming from a place of care and concern.
  3. If the person is responsive and wants to seek help, be prepared to walk with them on this journey.
  4. If the person is not responsive, realize that they have to come to terms with their own issues and that you are not to blame for the stress on the relationship.

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Alcohol and Sports Performance

For additional information go to:

National Collegiate Athletic Association

Drug Free Sport

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Alcohol and Sexual Assault

Marquette University Title IX Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Sexual Misconduct Policy

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Just For Fun

The Neighbor Quiz

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Student Leadership Awards

Student leadership awards

The Division of Student Affairs presents leadership awards annually to recognize student contributions to the mission and activities of the various student affairs areas. Students are nominated by staff from the division and throughout the university and are selected by a committee representing each of the student affairs departments and Campus Ministry. Awards are presented at a program held each year in April. Read more about the student leadership awards.