NESCAC Presidents’ Statement on Abusive Drinking and Hazing

In addition to being partners in athletic competition, the 11 colleges and universities comprising the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) are united in efforts to provide safe environments in which students may mature intellectually and socially.

Recognizing that social life plays a role in the college experience, each campus has increased its efforts to encourage students to make responsible choices. Each school takes a strong stand against substance abuse, including alcohol. While the vast majority of students at NESCAC institutions who choose to drink alcohol do so responsibly, each school has disciplinary and educational programs in place for students who misuse alcohol and other substances.

Additionally, all of the conference schools expressly prohibit hazing. Williams’ policy on hazing

NESCAC member institutions: Amherst CollegeBates CollegeBowdoin CollegeColby CollegeConnecticut CollegeHamilton CollegeMiddlebury CollegeTrinity CollegeTufts UniversityWesleyan UniversityWilliams College.

adopted 12/14/00