Cardinal Nights, the Office of Alcohol Policy and Education (OAPE) effort to provide and promote alcohol-free social events, is entering its sophomore year with an eye toward increasing programming and student outreach.
After five weeks in office, ASSU President Robbie Zimbroff ’12 and Vice President William Wagstaff ’12 have yet to make cabinet staffing decisions. According to Zimbroff, the two have been working on completing administrative tasks and will begin tackling larger initiatives during the summer.
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.
For all that Michael Cruz’s ASSU Executive team aimed to accomplish this year, it has fallen short on at least one expressed goal: “connecting better with students.” Compared to the standard set by last year’s executive team, led by President Angelina Cardona, it is hard to see how this year’s team is “connecting better.”
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.
The ASSU and the Office of the Vice Provost for Student Affairs (VPSA) are forming a working group to review use of the Old Union complex following a preliminary report that stated Old Union is not serving the Stanford community to its full potential.
This year’s number of alcohol-related transports, thirteen as of Friday, Oct. 14, is on par so far with the number that occurred last year, according to Ralph Castro, director of the new Office of Alcohol Policy and Education (OAPE).
Vice Provost for Student Affairs Greg Boardman announced in a Sept. 8 email the formation of an Office of Alcohol Policy and Education (OAPE), to be headed by former Vaden Health Center Associate Director Ralph Castro.