Colorado State’s Alcohol Task Force Welcomes Public to Jan. 20 Meeting, Discussion of Updated Draft Recommendations

Colorado State University invites the community to attend the Alcohol Task Force full committee meeting from 3-6 p.m. Jan. 20 in Room 228 of the Lory Student Center on the university’s main campus in Fort Collins.

Agenda items for the meeting include discussions of updated draft recommendations for the final Alcohol Task Force report from each of the four subcommittees. A time for public comment will also be provided.

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 is reviewing polices, protocols and practices associated with alcohol use and abuse at Hughes Stadium.

Led by Colorado Lt. Gov. Jane Norton, the Alcohol Task Force was appointed by Colorado State University President Larry 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.

The final Alcohol Task Force full committee meeting will be from 3-6 p.m. Jan. 27 in Room 228 of the Lory Student Center. The task force will present its recommendations to Colorado State University President Larry Edward Penley on Feb. 1.

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 also 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