(HANOVER, N.H.) — Dartmouth College President Phil Hanlon announced a plan to address “high-risk behavior on campus” and “create a safe and inclusive environment” on Thursday, most notably looking to “lead nationally” by seeking to ban hard liquor from campus.
“To be clear, no single action contains the consummate solution,” Hanlon said in a statement. “If it did, these problems would have vanished from our campus and society years and years ago.” Still, Hanlon insisted, hard alcohol will no longer be served at events open to the public and any underage students found in possession of hard alcohol will be more severely punished. No further efforts the school will undertake to eliminate hard alcohol from campus were specifically announced.
Other initiatives Hanlon announced on Thursday include a four-year mandatory sexual violence prevention and education program for students, comprehensive sexual assault training for faculty and staff, increased presence of faculty in the lives of students, and a comprehensive student code of conduct. The college will also reinforce rules for student groups — including Greek organizations — and hold those groups to “higher standards than ever before.”
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