Stanford bans hard liquor from undergraduate parties

PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) " 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 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 drank at a campus party. The case caused a national furor 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.

This story has been automatically published from the Associated Press wire which uses US spellings

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