Dan Duray


Hazing traditions are impacted differently by state and College policy.

N.H., College hazing rules differ

Courtesy of Rauner Special Collections Library Editor's note: This story is the first in a two-part series about the status of hazing at Dartmouth.

Kappa to be charged with College violations

The Office of Undergraduate Judicial Affairs notified Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority Wednesday that the organization, and several of its individual members, will be charged with violations of various College standards of conduct. The charges brought against the sorority will include causing or threatening to cause harm to new members of the organization, hazing, alcohol policy infractions and violation of the sorority's terms of probation, according to a statement issued by Acting Associate Dean of the College Mary Liscinsky. The alleged offenses committed by the individual members, the number of members charged, and other personal information have been held by the College in accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act. The charges are the result of an investigation following the Oct.

Kappa investigation to question all members

Each member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority will meet with representatives from the Office of Undergraduate Judicial Affairs as part of a roughly two-week investigation following the alcohol-related arrests of 11 members last Monday, Dean of Residential Life Martin Redman told The Dartmouth on Monday.

Per usual, Safety and Security heightens security measures

Perhaps it's the danger inherent in a thousand people, many of whom will be heavily inebriated, running around a 60-foot inferno, or maybe it's the inconvenience of a handful of them, also heavily inebriated, rushing the football field at halftime; whatever the reason, Safety and Security will be taking extra precautions this Homecoming weekend. A combination of Homecoming's bonfire, football game, influx of alumni and multitude of social gatherings involving alcohol account for the weekend's greater need for Safety and Security, College Proctor Harry Kinne said, whether the officers are needed for alcohol related-instances or a simple medical call. Because of this, Kinne stated that Safety and Security will increase the number of patrols on campus as well as the number of officers working throughout the weekend. "It's clearly one of our busier weekends of the year," Kinne said.

Seniors to honor K-12 teachers in new program

Next year's graduating seniors will have the chance to honor a kindergarten through 12th grade teacher during their final year at Dartmouth, thanks to a program the College implemented recently. The program gives students the opportunity to submit an essay explaining why the nominated teacher was significant to their academic careers.

College drinking is safer than perceived, study says

A study by the National Social Norms Resource Center published late last month found that college students are drinking more safely than public perceptions would lead many to believe. In a study that surveyed over 28,000 students at 44 colleges, researchers found that while up to 80 percent of students drink, fewer than 13 percent have injured property or themselves after drinking. The study also found that 73 percent of student drinkers take some kind of preventative measure to ensure that they do not become too intoxicated. Pat Delgado '08, Dartmouth's Drug and Alcohol Peer Advisors program intern, said he believes the study's results are reflected at Dartmouth. "I do believe Dartmouth students use preventative measures, such as making sure they eat before going out, switching off drinks with water and drinking under four drinks a night, as tactics for smart drinking," Delgado said. "For many studies, the trends we see nationally often fall in line with what's happening at Dartmouth," Dartmouth alcohol counselor Bryant Ford said. "I don't think Dartmouth's too far off from what we see nationally." Ford added, however, that he generally interacts only with those students who have had issues with alcohol and therefore might not have a complete sense of the Dartmouth drinking culture. Michael Haines, director of the National Social Norms Resource Center, said that the study is significant because it reverses the previously existing sense that student drinking is out of control. "Even though studies reveal that a clear majority of college students regularly consume alcohol, serious harm is not a frequent occurrence for the majority," Haines said in a press release.