Students at Dartmouth College made more calls for alcohol incidents for help for themselves and for others this past year. Dartmouth began tracking so-called Good Samaritan calls in 2011 and the increase in calls show the students are looking out for one another.
The 131 Good Samaritan calls are up 36 percent for the year ending on June 30 and are in the college’s annual release of data on alcohol-related incidents. Under the Good Samaritan policy, students who seek assistance or help another student are not subject to College disciplinary action for violations of the alcohol policy
Since the fall of 2011, Dartmouth has tracked alcohol-related incidents and implemented various programs to reduce high-risk behavior, including alcohol abuse. The College banned hard alcohol for undergraduates in March 2015 as part of the Moving Dartmouth Forward initiative, which promotes student safety and well-being.