Moving Dartmouth Forward

Actions Taken as Part of Moving Dartmouth Forward High-Risk Drinking Reduction

The following is a list of steps to prevent and discourage high-risk drinking undertaken as part of MDF. These steps were complemented with a suite of actions enacted in that same period around sexual violence prevention, response, and support and the promotion of inclusivity.

  1. Maintained scheduled classes during celebration weekends
  2. Enacted earlier start times for classes on Tuesday and Thursday mornings
  3. Developed a Dartmouth-specific safety smartphone app
  4. Increased the presence of faculty and other mature influences in the lives of students
  5. Prohibited hard alcohol on campus, on the undergraduate residential experience, and at undergraduate events
  6. Required private security and bartenders for student social events
  7. Trained residential life staff to enforce the new alcohol policy and expanded the roles of undergraduate advisers in residence halls
  8. Publicly posted key alcohol measures for high-risk drinking on campus
  9. Implemented changes to Greek-letter organizations, including enacting policy restricting first-year students from attending Greek-letter organization events where alcohol is served within the first six weeks of fall term through Homecoming weekend
  10. Implemented Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students (BASICS)
  11. Provided universal screening and brief motivational interviewing (BMI) in Health Services
  12. Trained hosts and managers of student social events 
  13. Implemented bystander intervention programs that encourage peers to help their friends
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