Category: Alcohol at Stanford

Helping families talk about alcohol with their Stanford students

October 1, 2019 8:38 pm
A new online publication created by the Office of Alcohol Policy and Education is designed to help parents and guardians talk to their student about alcohol use. Research shows such conversations can help, says Ralph Castro, associate dean of students and director of the office. By Kate Chesley Why have you created this online guide… Read more Helping families talk about alcohol with their Stanford students
Persis Drell

Alcohol policy: A new approach

January 15, 2019 10:26 pm
Provost Persis Drell and Vice Provost for Student Affairs Susie Brubaker-Cole recently wrote to undergraduates outlining new alcohol policy approaches. Following is their letter. Dear students, One year ago, we wrote to all undergraduates to express our concerns about high-risk alcohol consumption on our campus. Our frosh and transfer students might recall the provost speaking… Read more Alcohol policy: A new approach
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