NORTHFIELD — The Vermont Department of Health is sponsoring a symposium that it hopes will reduce binge drinking on college campuses.
The department says online survey data from the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation 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.
On Tuesday national experts are expected to discuss ways to control alcohol use on campus and how college officials can encourage students to challenge the college drinking culture and push for change.
The symposium will be held at Norwich University from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Preregistration is required.