Colorado State’s Alcohol Task Force Welcomes Public to Jan. 27 Meeting, Final Discussion of Draft Recommendations

Colorado State University invites the community to attend the final Alcohol Task Force full committee meeting at 3 p.m. Jan. 27 in Room 228 of the Lory Student Center on the university’s main campus in Fort Collins.

The task force will conclude discussions regarding draft recommendations for the final Alcohol Task Force report. The public is invited to attend; however, time for public comment will not be provided.

The task force will present its recommendations to Colorado State University President Larry Edward Penley on Feb. 1.

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 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.

More information about the Alcohol Task Force is available on the Web at, which includes an online form where students, parents and community members can provide feedback 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.