FRESNO STATE -- The California State
University System is expected to institute a sweeping alcohol policy in the fall
that would apply to Cal State Fresno all of CSU campuses.
The policy, which system officials say would be the first
of its kind, would limit alcohol-related advertising and require campuses to develop
early-treatment programs, among other things. California State, the largest public-university
system in the country, currently has no systemwide policies on alcohol.
Chancellor Charles B. Reed called for a review of campus
alcohol policies after the death of Adrian Heideman at California State University
at Chico last October. Heideman was drinking alcohol during a Pi Kappa
Phi fraternity party and passed-out. He later died. Heideman's blood-alcohol
level of 0.37 at the time of death according to a coroner's report
Chancellor Reed appointed Dr. John D. Welty, president
of Cal State Fresno, to head up a panel that will recommend policy on campus alcholol.
Though no prohibition of alohol sales of alcohol on campous has been proposed,
Welty is expected totake a close look at the sale of alcoholic beverages at campus
sponsored athletic events.
The new CSU policy could provide funds to help CSU Fresno and other
campuses to take stes to formulate policies. Chancellor Reed told reporters that
he anticipated theat the new policy would, "...be a comprehensive attack
on the problems that alcohol brings to campuses."
"Students,want to go out and experiment with alcohol
and frankly don't have the maturity to do that and don't understand the consequences
of what they're doing," he said..
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