2010-09-23 / Sports

Penn St. Tries New Initiatives To Curb Alcohol Use

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) – Penn State leaders have launched new initiatives this fall in an effort to reduce problems associated with excessive alcohol use.

Initiatives include some stricter campus judicial guidelines governing alcoholrelated violations; a new Alcoholics Anonymous meeting on campus; and more collaboration between University Park campus students and administrators with State College borough residents.

University vice president Damon Sims said Friday more than 200 residence hall students alone had been cited for alcohol violations over the school year’s first two weeks.

But Sims says continued high numbers shouldn’t diminish long-standing efforts to try to solve alcohol-related problems that have plagued Penn State and other schools around the country for years.

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