college students on campus(Addiction Professional, June 20)  The responsibility for changing a campus culture that has been accepting of excessive substance use has largely fallen on college presidents, but a new report suggests that a more coordinated approach is necessary to achieve success, with trustees needing to step up their role.

The American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA) intends to send a copy of Addressing College Drinking and Drug Use: A Primer for Trustees, Administrators, and Alumni to 25,000 trustees and others in university communities. “Trustees are the fiduciaries of an institution, and are ultimately responsible for everything that happens,” ACTA president Michael Poliakoff tells Addiction Professional. “They often don't recognize the awesome responsibility that rests with them.” Read more.

 

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