Most colleges collect data on student drinking, but it’s not always shared with the public. On Campus reports that Boston University has started publishing the number of students who are taken to hospitals each week for serious alcohol-related issues.

BU police chief Tom Robbins:

Over the past five years, BU has seen a decrease in the number of transports. While Robbins would like to see binge drinking disappear completely from campus, he knows it never will and he says it wouldn't be so bad to see those hospital visits actually increase. 


“If there’s more transports coming in, maybe the message is getting out that, ‘Look we know you’re going to drink but if this person is so intoxicated that they can’t really care for themselves, we want that call," says Robbins.

Read more on WGBH's higher education blog-- On Campus.