From the University of Wisconsin Daily Cardinal...
UW-Madison's new policy of contacting parents of students intoxicated in life-threatening drinking situations has already resulted in 22 phone calls home this semester.
According to UW-Madison Dean of Students Lori Berquam, all but one of these incidents involved students who had been sent to detoxification for binge drinking.
Housing officials informed incoming students of the new parental involvement policy [before the school year began.]
According to Berquam, "80 to 85 percent are freshman and the remaining are sophomores."
After an incident takes place, parents are usually called while the student is present.