Dartmouth College has announced it will ban hard liquor on campus in an effort to reduce alcohol-related incidents. Hard liquor will no longer be served at events open to the public, and penalties for underage students found in possession of hard alcohol will increase in severity, according to The New York Times.
Colleges and universities across the country have been dealing with alcohol-related problems including sexual assaults, fraternity hazing and hospitalizations, the article notes. Few other colleges, except for ones with religious affiliations, ban hard liquor. It is unlikely other institutions will follow the lead of Dartmouth, despite its Ivy League affiliation, the newspaper states.