A rise in winter quarter alcohol incidents has prompted University administrators to warn freshmen about the consequences of dangerous drinking, even as overall numbers show an improvement on previous years.
At a meeting that lasted over two and a half hours, the ASSU Undergraduate Senate approved 46 special fees funding bills, gave feedback to representatives of the Office of Alcohol Policy and Education (OAPE) and put a bill on previous notice that, if passed, will urge the Board of Trustees to reevaluate Stanford’s endowment investments.
In an apparent vindication of the University’s efforts to improve alcohol-education outreach to freshmen, no students were transferred from Wilbur Hall due to alcohol consumption during fall quarter. Wilbur had averaged five transports over the previous three fall quarters.
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.
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.