OU Dean of Students reacts to party school ranking

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Ohio University’s Dean of Students says he’s disappointed by the Princeton Review party school ranking because it’s not indicative of the overall experience at O.U. and it does not match the data his office has collected.

Ryan Lombardi issued issued a statement this afternoon after it was announced that OU is the nation’s number one party school in the annual student survey.

Lombardi said “We take seriously our responsibility to help students succeed in all facets of their experience, including addressing high risk behavior.”

He also said “In the past five years, we have enacted programs and policy changes that have helped reduce instances of high-risk behavior at Ohio University, including a 49% decrease in alcohol-related judicial violations and an 8% decrease in self-reported high-risk drinking by our students.”

Last year, OU was ranked number two in the Princeton Review ranking.

Lombardi said “We have teamed with colleges and universities across the country to tackle this issue, and while we have made progress, we will continue our efforts to further reduce high-risk behavior on our campus.”