CU-Boulder Says It Offers More Alcohol-Education Programs Than Ever

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The University of Colorado has more alcohol-education programs than ever, according to spokesman Bronson Hilliard.

The number of alcohol violations on the Boulder campus has declined from 3,134 in 2007-08 to about 2,600 last year -- which is about a 17 percent decline in four years, according to the Office of Student Conduct.

Here's a sampling of how CU is addressing alcohol issues with its undergraduates.

All new students are required to take Alcohol-Wise, an online educational tool about responsible drinking, before they arrive on campus.

New students attend presentations on alcohol and drugs while at summer orientations. Those who do not attend the presentations are unable to register for classes until they have completed the programs. The sessions include "Just Another Party," an interactive theater presentation on how to take care of friends and intervene in a realistic scenario involving sexual assault and alcohol abuse.

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