Posted on Tuesday, September 10th, 2019 at 1:01 pm
In our society and particularly Florida, which is known for being a spring break destination, drinking and partying is a common part of everyday life, especially among college students. College students often drink alcohol after exams, on Friday and Saturday nights, and sometimes on a daily basis.
If you’re in a college fraternity or sorority, you know how common alcohol is among the college crowd. The problem is, alcohol consumption can lead to drinking and driving, which can lead to a DUI, which can impact a student’s educational opportunities, not to mention their future. But how is this so? Let us count the ways.
There Are Many Ways DUI Impacts Education
Here are examples of how a DUI can affect educational opportunities:
- If you are applying for a scholarship, it can be denied because of your criminal record.
- If you are on a college sports team, the coach can have zero tolerance for DUI and kick you off.
- If you are kicked off a college sports team because of a DUI and you were on an athletic scholarship, you can lose the scholarship.
- You can be denied entry into a prestigious college of your choice because of the DUI conviction.
- You can be kicked out of a college that has no tolerance for criminal behavior.
- If you are studying for a professional license, such as a nursing license or a real estate license, etc., it can be denied because of the criminal conviction.
- If you’re pursuing a degree in medicine or law, the DUI could ruin your plans.
- If your educational plan involves becoming a teacher or working for the government, the DUI could prohibit you from pursuing your dreams.
- If you plan on studying for a special career that requires a security clearance, your security clearance application can be denied because of the DUI.
DUIs and all criminal behavior for that matter can impact a college education or the pursuit of a professional or occupational license. Many schools and professional licensing boards have strict rules against criminal convictions, so a DUI often impacts college entry, scholarships, college athletics, and professional licenses.