Dartmouth Bans Hard Alcohol on Campus

In order to combat high-risk drinking and sexual assault on campus, Dartmouth officials have announced a ban on hard alcohol and a mandatory sexual violence prevention program for all students.

Dartmouth College has banned hard alcohol and implemented a sexual violence prevention program that students must participate in every year they are enrolled at the college.

Dartmouth’s new policy follows a hard liquor ban at several other colleges including Colby, Bates and Bowdoin, but officials said it will be the first Ivy League institution to implement such a measure. It will also be the first college – not including military academies – to require sexual violence prevention education for four years, WMUR 9 reports.

The new measures were presented Jan. 29 by Dartmouth President Philip Hanlon. They are the product of the “Moving Dartmouth Forward” steering committee formed in April to examine problems on campus such as high-risk drinking and sexual assault.

Dartmouth is one of 95 schools currently under federal investigation for its handling of sexual harassment and violence.

Photo Wikimedia

If you appreciated this article and want to receive more valuable industry content like this, click here to sign up for our FREE digital newsletters!

Leading in Turbulent Times: Effective Campus Public Safety Leadership for the 21st Century

This new webcast will discuss how campus public safety leaders can effectively incorporate Clery Act, Title IX, customer service, “helicopter” parents, emergency notification, town-gown relationships, brand management, Greek Life, student recruitment, faculty, and more into their roles and develop the necessary skills to successfully lead their departments. Register today to attend this free webcast!

Get Our Newsletters
Campus Safety Conference promo