This summer, 115 college and university chancellors and presidents from throughout the country issued a statement denouncing the legal drinking age.
In a public statement titled the Amethyst Initiative, officials said thelegal drinking age of 21 is not working. The education leaders, including President Frances Lucas of Millsaps College, said having the drinking age at 21-years-old creates a dangerous binge drinking culture on their campuses.
At The University of Southern Mississippi, officials said the university has no position on the issue. They said they believed the issue was up to the Mississippi citizens to decide. However, officials at USM said it was important to discuss the problems associated with alcohol consumption.