Stanford’s substance-free housing program, which was launched this year in the Mirrielees apartment complex, will likely continue next year, according to Residential Education Mirrielees Area Coordinator Tiffany Taylor.
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.
For the first time, the Office of Alcohol Policy and Education (OAPE) sent a letter to parents of incoming freshmen on Aug. 7 to encourage conversation between students and their parents about college drinking.
Stanford’s first foray into substance-free housing began last week when 24 pilot year participants moved into a first floor wing of the Mirrielees apartment complexes. Because the program is new this year, residents will be largely responsible for setting the norms of the substance-free community.
Despite administrators’ claims that the new policy will lead to a safer environment for students to live in, there is fear the policy is doing the exact opposite.