Alcohol abuse and binge drinking have become one of the leading problems on college campuses nationwide. Students engaging in dangerous drinking behaviors are causing destruction and harm to both themselves and their university environments. I examine the effects of college student drinking as an institutional problem. After reviewing several hypotheses about potential indicators and influences on college students’ propensity to binge drink, I test a number of variables that measure the effects of the perceived norms of college student drinking, individual predictors of alcohol abuse, environmental predictors of alcohol abuse, peer influence to abuse alcohol, and the lack of quality alcohol education for college students. Finally, I discuss the implications of my findings and what they mean for the future possibility of limiting this dangerous occurrence of alcohol abuse on college campuses.