ACTA is an independent, non-profit organization committed to academic freedom, excellence, and accountability at America's colleges and universities.

ACTA is an independent, non-profit organization committed to academic freedom, excellence, and accountability at America's colleges and universities.

Publications: Guides & Essays


Substance Abuse on Campus

What Trustees Should Know


February 2012 by ACTA's Institute for Effective Governance

Get the facts about what's going on at campuses across the country and how universities' failure to emphasize their academic mission has created a vacuum that is filled by substance abuse. Almost 600,000 students were assaulted last year by a student who had been drinking. 40% of college students report binge drinking in the last two weeks. Find out how you as a trustee can address the problem.