Cardinal Nights, an organization run by the Office of Alcohol Policy & Education (OAPE) that offers alcohol-free events, has developed a growing presence on campus in its third year, with more events offered and a new student staff.
Miley Cyrus, Calvin and Hobbes, Walter White, Spider Man and various Angry Birds all made appearances at this year’s Stanford Mausoleum party.
The Saturday evening event was themed after the electronic music artist deadmau5. Despite overlapping with the Stanford football game against Oregon State University, the event saw high attendance.
Cardinal Nights—the Office of Alcohol Policy and Education (OAPE)’s alcohol-free entertainment initiative—will operate equally attractive non-alcoholic beverages (EANAB) bars on the Row on weekend nights starting at Admit Weekend’s Black Recruitment & Orientation Committee (BROC) party.
Mausoleum attendance was roughly equivalent to the attendance last year despite the lack of a bus service to transport students from dorm areas to the party. Freshmen attendance rose sharply to 72 percent of total Mausoleum attendees, compared to 49 percent last year.
Campus crime figures for the 2011-12 academic year show little overall divergence from previous years, according to data compiled by the Stanford University Department of Public Safety (SUDPS). Alcohol-related incidents, however, did increase by a significant margin.
At the end of its first academic year, the Office of Alcohol Policy and Education (OAPE) has declared its newest program, Cardinal Nights, a success, despite a minor uptick in the number of students transported due to alcohol overconsumption this year.