As the University deals with numerous episodes of dangerous drinking, there is no doubt that we as a community should adopt a multi-pronged approach to change student attitudes toward alcohol.
The Office of Alcohol Policy and Education (OAPE) piloted a new program called “Say Something” Monday night, in an effort to encourage students to intervene when their peers engage in dangerous and negative behaviors associated with alcohol and drugs.
The Cardinal Nights initiative, an effort by the new Office of Alcohol Policy and Education (OAPE) to offer alcohol-free programming for students, has gradually become increasingly relevant in the campus social scene, according to students and University officials.
As a current Stanford junior who’s helped plan some of Stanford’s largest student events, from class formals to Full Moon 2010 and the recent Cataracs concert, I couldn’t be more excited thinking about the potential that exists with the newly created Office of Alcohol Policy and Education (OAPE). I think that Monday’s Editorial Board piece (“Sobering up at the OAPE,” Oct. 10) unfortunately missed the mark.
It is true that one need not drink before attending a frat party. It is also true that, given their volume, size and inherent character, frat parties might not be very enjoyable to the average sober student. Contrary to the assumption implicit in T.G.I.F, these students are not necessarily looking for an alcohol-free version of a frat party. Furthermore, they may naturally shy away from a party of any sort that is put on by the “Office of Alcohol Policy and Education,” no matter how much free pizza or Jamba Juice is supplied.