Category: Alcohol at Stanford

Cardinal Nights

Having fun at Stanford without alcohol

November 17, 2017 2:10 pm
Since many Stanford students don’t have cars, getting to a movie theater can be challenging – except on movie nights offered by Cardinal Nights, which provides discounted tickets and free transportation to students looking for a fun night out with friends new and old. This quarter, in addition to movie outings, the popular Cardinal Nights… Read more Having fun at Stanford without alcohol

Alcohol policy check-in

April 13, 2017 2:03 pm
Six months after the university updated its alcohol policy to include a ban on large containers of hard liquor in student residences and prohibited hard alcohol at undergraduate parties, there has been an encouraging decline in the number of students needing alcohol-related emergency medical aid or receiving police citations for alcohol offenses, according to statistics… Read more Alcohol policy check-in
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