Final Report from the Committee

On January 29, President Hanlon issued a plan for Moving Dartmouth Forward. This was the culmination of a process that began in April 2014 when President Hanlon convened a summit in which he challenged the Dartmouth community to come together to end high-risk and harmful behavior on campus. In May, he formed a presidential steering committee and charged its members with gathering feedback from students, alumni, faculty and staff, studying best practices of peer institutions and consulting with experts. He asked the Committee to use this information in formulating recommendations to end sexual assault and high-risk drinking on campus and to increase inclusivity. The committee submitted the Presidential Steering Committee’s Final Report to President Hanlon in January. On January 29, President Hanlon addressed the Dartmouth community and released his plan of action. Given the complex and inter-related nature of the problems, the plan calls for action on a number of fronts and includes a range of measures to:

  • Ensure a safe and healthy campus environment for all students.
  • Raise and clarify expectations for individuals and student organizations.
  • Create a more diverse set of social opportunities for students and, with that, an environment that is more inclusive.
  • Strengthen academic rigor, while increasing opportunities for learning outside the classroom.
  • Ensure accountability via the creation of an external review panel and by conducting regular climate surveys.

To learn more, see:

President Hanlon’s Plan for Moving Dartmouth Forward
President Hanlon’s Address to the Community
Presidential Steering Committee’s Final Report
Presidential Steering Committee Bibliography