The Higher Education Amendments

By Joel Epstein

On October 7, 1998, President Clinton signed into law H.R. 6, the Higher Education Amendments. This large package of federal education legislation contains a number of provisions that may offer assistance to college and university student drinking and other drug use prevention efforts, as well as to campus violence and crime prevention. Examples of specific provisions related to prevention include The College Initiative to Reduce Binge Drinking and Illegal Alcohol Consumption (Section 119) and Grants to Combat Violent Crimes Against Women on Campuses (Section 826).

This two-page flyer contains a summary of the provisions specifically related to alcohol, other drugs, violence, and crime prevention. The full text of H.R. 6, as well as other supporting and analytic documents, is posted on the U.S. Department of Education's Web site:

Published by: Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse and Violence Prevention Order Info

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