Stanford Bans Hard Liquor From Undergraduate Parties

Pernod Ricard SA Products Ahead Of Earnings Figures

A bottle of Absolut Vodka, centre, and Havana Especial rum, both produced by Pernod Ricard SA, sit on a shelf in a restaurant in Paris, France, on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015. Pernod Ricard SA, Europes second-biggest distiller, owner of Absolut vodka, Chivas Regal whisky and Ricard Pastis report full year results tomorrow. Photographer: Christophe Morin/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Source: Time

(PALO ALTO, Calif.) — Stanford University officials say hard liquor is now prohibited in undergraduate on-campus parties.

President John L. Hennessy and Provost John Etchemendy announced the new student alcohol policy in a letter sent Monday to all new and returning undergraduates.

The change comes after former Stanford swimmer Brock Turner was convicted of sexually assaulting a woman, after both heavily drank at a campus party. The case caused a national furor when a judge sentenced Turner to just six months in jail.

Hennessy and Etchemendy say the new policy is part of an effort “to build a healthier campus culture around alcohol.”

According to the new policy, only beer and wine will be allowed at on-campus undergraduate student parties.

Hard alcohol use will be allowed at parties hosted by graduate students and only in the form of mixed drinks.

Read more

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.