One year after a student drowned in a river after a night of drinking, the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point is considering banning alcohol consumption in the dorms, even for students of legal drinking age.
The school currently requires incoming freshmen to complete an online alcohol-education program. Students caught committing their first drinking offense are also required to attend a class to educate them on how alcohol can affect their health and study habits, according to a Stevens Point Journal report.
But officials with the city and university are collaborating on additional options intended to help curb alcohol abuse on campus.
"We wanted it to be a university-city relationship," Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Al Thompson said, "not just a university plan."