New data on undergraduate alcohol consumption suggests that freshman drinking rates have dropped a year after the controversial restriction on hard alcohol was first introduced.
While OAPE Director Ralph Castro noted that Stanford needs “more time to measure sustained change,” he suggested that the policy changes have had some positive effects on the student body.
New statistics show that alcohol transports have dipped at the beginning of the year, amid student concerns over the policy.
The policy revisions are intended to help reverse recent alarming trends in hard alcohol consumption by undergraduates at Stanford. This letter elaborates on the approach the university is taking and why. We welcome continued dialogue on what we hope is the shared goal of creating a less dangerous campus alcohol culture.
Stanford’s new alcohol policy generated a range of opinions among Daily readers.
I would never argue that alcohol is an “excuse for sexual assault”. But we can and should acknowledge the ways in which alcohol and drug misuse contribute to sexual assault. We can do this without glossing over the horror of sexual violence, while still seeking fair adjudication and punishment for those who commit such crimes. The failure to openly link the problem of campus sexual assault and campus drinking culture will only thwart our attempts to address these serious, pressing, and demonstrably intertwined issues.
Residential Fellows (RFs) are expected to meet with Stanford’s administration on Tuesday to discuss the University’s alcohol policy.
Results for the 2016 ASSU elections were posted early Monday morning on the ASSU elections website. Originally slated for release on Saturday afternoon, the elections commission took the two additional days to “validate the results.” According to an email from the elections commission, the candidates ranked 15th and 16th for the Undergraduate Senate had been separated…