Category: Alcohol at Stanford

Ralph Castro

Five answers to questions about alcohol at Stanford

January 30, 2017 1:40 pm
Ralph Castro, associate dean of students and director of the Office of Alcohol Policy & Education, answers five questions about Stanford’s alcohol policies and culture around drinking. Stanford updated its policies in regards to drinking on campus this fall in an effort to reduce the availability and accessibility of hard alcohol. How are the new… Read more Five answers to questions about alcohol at Stanford

President and Provost discuss alcohol policies

March 9, 2016 8:55 am
President John Hennessy and Provost John Etchemendy have issued the following letter to Stanford students: Dear Students: Last night, the two of us met with the Resident Fellows from across the Stanford campus to begin renewing our community’s conversation about a persistent challenge: alcohol misuse. Colleges and universities across the country continue to wrestle with… Read more President and Provost discuss alcohol policies
Ralph Castro

Five things to know about drinking at Stanford

November 19, 2015 10:08 am
Ralph Castro, associate dean of students and director of the Office of Alcohol Policy and Education, answers five questions about drinking at Stanford with information that all parents should know. Stanford appears to place a big emphasis on engaging parents in a discussion of drinking on campus. Why is that? That’s true. We write to… Read more Five things to know about drinking at Stanford

Provost talks about drinking, bike safety, choosing majors and the myths of college finances

February 25, 2014 11:42 pm
Provost John Etchemendy welcomed parents and other family members to Parents’ Weekend on Feb. 21. In his speech, he asked parents to help curb risky drinking among students, increase bike safety and ensure students pick majors for the right reasons. Following is an edited version of his talk. Thank you to all the family members… Read more Provost talks about drinking, bike safety, choosing majors and the myths of college finances

Stanford urges parents to talk to their students about high-risk drinking

September 12, 2013 6:38 pm
Last year, Stanford created an advisory group of parents to help it understand how to curb risky drinking among Stanford students. Among the group’s suggestions was a letter written to the parents of incoming students, asking them to talk to their kids about drinking expectations. It appears to have worked. Ralph Castro, the director of… Read more Stanford urges parents to talk to their students about high-risk drinking

Parents Alcohol Advisory Group: One year later

March 15, 2013 10:53 pm
The chair of the Parents Alcohol Advisory Group updates parents about the group’s activities, results of its efforts and challenges for the future. By Sally Lannin, chair of the Parents Alcohol Advisory Group A year ago, a group of Stanford parents began meeting with university officials to discuss the continuing challenge of drinking among college… Read more Parents Alcohol Advisory Group: One year later

Stanford parents enlisted to help curb risky drinking

September 10, 2012 8:21 pm
Stanford is reaching out to parents to seek their help in curbing high-risk drinking on campus. For the past year, a group of 10 parents has been meeting as the Stanford Parents Alcohol Advisory Group, all appointed by Greg Boardman, vice provost for student affairs. Among the group’s first projects was helping Boardman and Ralph… Read more Stanford parents enlisted to help curb risky drinking

Parents urged to talk about alcohol

December 10, 2011 9:19 pm
Parents can have more impact on their college-age children’s drinking habits than they might think. That’s the message Ralph Castro, associate director of health promotion services and assistant dean of student life, wants to impart to Stanford parents who worry that too much intervention into their children’s lives may label them dreaded “helicopter parents.” In… Read more Parents urged to talk about alcohol

Student Affairs adds new Office of Alcohol Policy and Education

December 8, 2011 9:15 pm
Stanford recently opened a new Office of Alcohol Policy and Education under the direction of Ralph Castro, associate dean of student affairs. Joining Castro are Jarreau Bowen, assistant director and education and outreach coordinator, and Angelina Cardona, assistant director and community engagement coordinator. Castro answers questions about the mission of the new office, located in… Read more Student Affairs adds new Office of Alcohol Policy and Education

Colleges address high-risk drinking

May 2, 2011 9:24 pm
Stanford is one of 14 colleges and universities that have joined the Learning Collaborative on High-Risk Drinking, a national initiative that will use comprehensive evaluation and measurement techniques to identify and implement the most effective ways to confront this persistent problem. Stanford University has joined 13 other colleges and universities from across the country to… Read more Colleges address high-risk drinking