Dartmouth President Phil Hanlon announced a campus-wide ban on hard alcohol on Friday,The Dartmouthsaid.
The ban will be enforced at the beginning of spring term, along with the mandatory presence of third-party bartenders and bouncers at parties hosted by Dartmouth-recognized organizations.
Some experts questioned the sensibleness of banning hard alcohol - defined as beverages containing more than 15 percent alcohol by volume -without banning all alcohol. Others have noted that most alcohol intoxication incidents involve hard alcohol rather than beer or wine.
A similar ban is in place at Bowdoin, where some students say it is ignored.
Hanlon said that the Greek system will continue at Dartmouth, but its existence might be revisited in the future.
The specifics of the ban, including the timeline and enforcement structure of its implementation, have yet to be made clear.