Colleges address high-risk drinking
Stanford is one of 14 colleges and universities that have joined the Learning Collaborative on High-Risk Drinking, a national initiative that will use comprehensive evaluation and measurement techniques to identify and implement the most effective ways to confront this persistent problem.
Stanford University has joined 13 other colleges and universities from across the country to address high-risk drinking on American campuses. The Learning Collaborative on High-Risk Drinking will use comprehensive evaluation and measurement techniques to identify and implement the most effective ways to confront this persistent problem and lessen the harm it causes.
The Learning Collaborative on High-Risk Drinking is the inaugural effort of the National College Health Improvement Project (NCHIP), a joint undertaking between Dartmouth College and the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice.
“I welcome the opportunity to collaborate with our peer institutions on the Learning Collaborative on High-Risk Drinking. Through this effort, we will be able to dig deep into this issue by collecting data and sharing best practices for dealing with this very concerning trend,” said Stanford President John Hennessy.
According to Dartmouth College President Jim Yong Kim, nearly 40 percent of college students in the United States engage in binge drinking, a number that has remained virtually unchanged for decades.
“By collaborating on this issue,” Kim said, “we are much more likely to make meaningful and lasting progress than if each school attempts to tackle this critical issue on its own.”
In addition to Stanford and Dartmouth, the institutions that have joined the initiative to date are Princeton University, Boston University, Cornell University, Duke University, Frostburg State University, Northwestern University, Ohio University, Purdue University, Sewanee: The University of the South, Stony Brook University, University of Wyoming and Wesleyan University.