Symposium to address drinking
NORTHFIELD — The Vermont Department of Health is sponsoring a symposium on binge drinking on college campuses.
The department said online survey data from the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation from the shows a higher than average use of alcohol and binge drinking and more than double the national average of marijuana use among students at 13 Vermont colleges.
At today’s symposium, national experts are expected to discuss how college officials can encourage students to challenge the college drinking culture and advocate for change, as well as practical ways to effectively control alcohol use on campus.
The symposium will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Norwich University.