Colorado State’s Alcohol Task Force Holds Full Committee Meeting Oct. 28; Public Invited to Attend, Comment

Colorado State University’s Alcohol Task Force will be holding its second monthly full committee meeting Oct. 28 from 3-6 p.m. in Room 228 of the Lory Student Center on the university’s main campus in Fort Collins. The public is welcome to attend and a time for public comment will be provided near the end of the meeting.

Agenda items for the meeting include a presentation and discussion about national trends regarding alcohol use and abuse led by Anne Quinn-Zobeck, director of Impaired Driving Prevention Initiatives at the BACCHUS & GAMMA Peer Education Network. Progress reports also will be provided by the co-chairs of each of the four subcommittees followed by a review of public comments already received by the task force. The meeting will close with an opportunity for additional public comment.

Led by Colorado Lt. Gov. Jane Norton, the Alcohol Task Force was appointed by Colorado State President Larry Edward Penley to examine a wide range of issues including binge drinking and underage drinking among students, as well as the fraternity and sorority systems and the overall culture of the institution as it relates to alcohol and substance abuse issues. All task force meetings, including subcommittee meetings, are open to the public. The four subcommittees include the following.

– The subcommittee on Colorado State University alcohol-related policies, protocols and enforcement practices.

– The subcommittee on student behavior and educational and intervention programs.

– The subcommittee on alcohol-related legislation, distribution and advertising.

– The subcommittee on the use of alcohol at Hughes Stadium, which will review polices, protocols and practices associated with alcohol use and abuse at Hughes Stadium.

For people who would like to provide feedback or learn more about the Alcohol Task Force but are unable to attend committee meetings, a Web site is accessible at that includes an online form where students, parents and community members can provide comments and suggestions to the committee and subcommittees. The site additionally includes the charge of the task force and each subcommittee and lists meeting times, agendas, minutes and additional information.

Written comments to the Alcohol Task Force can be mailed to Colorado State University, Attention: Alcohol Task Force, 201 Administration, Fort Collins, CO 80523, or e-mailed to