Colleges Punishing Drug and Alcohol Offenses More Aggressively

Colleges are increasing the number of disciplinary actions against students for alcohol and drug offenses, according to The New York Times. The change reflects an increase in enforcement, not a rise in the number of offenses, experts say.

The U.S. Education and Justice Departments found in 2011, colleges started disciplinary proceedings for drug or alcohol offenses against 162 out of every 10,000 students, up from 132 per 10,000 students in 2001. This did not include students who were arrested, the article notes.

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