Why? In 1989, Congress pass a law requiring colleges and universities to seriously address campus alcohol excesses. The consequence of noncompliance can be loss of federal funding, including federal subsidized student financial aid.
Although in effect for more than twenty years, there has been no enforcement action taken against any college, despite wide spread media coverage of the problem. The reason? The US Department of Education has failed to enforce the statute.
Proof of this conclusion is a recently released report by the Office of the Inspector General for the US Department of Education. The report can be accessed at:
Still not angry, just consider how the campus environment could be different if only a half dozen sanctions were issued early after the law’s passage. Campus life would be much safer for today’s colleges students, especially those not predisposed to engage in the excesses.