Review panel praises Dartmouth campus culture reforms

An outside review panel says Dartmouth College has successfully implemented its ambitious plan to overhaul its campus culture, and the focus now will shift to assessing its effectiveness.

President Philip Hanlon early last year announced a series of reforms aimed at addressing high-risk drinking, sexual assault and a lack of inclusion. The changes include a ban on hard liquor, the development of a mandatory four-year sexual violence prevention curriculum and the creation of new residential communities.

A panel appointed to hold the school accountable has received regular updates from administrators, reviewed relevant data and visited the Hanover campus twice in the last year to meet with students, faculty and staff. It says all of the actions called for in the plan are underway.