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Wine and beer only: Hard alcohol banned from Stanford undergraduate parties

The new student alcohol policy comes after former Stanford swimmer Brock Turner was convicted of sexually assaulting a woman, after both heavily drank at a campus party.

world Updated: Aug 23, 2016 11:57 IST
The new student alcohol policy comes after former Stanford swimmer Brock Turner was convicted of sexually assaulting a woman, after both heavily drank at a campus party.
The new student alcohol policy comes after former Stanford swimmer Brock Turner was convicted of sexually assaulting a woman, after both heavily drank at a campus party.

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 on 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 furore 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.