The Task Force on Alcohol and Social Life

Announcing Open Forums and Focus Groups

Dear Students:

Welcome back!  On behalf of the Task Force on Alcohol and Social Life, we write to remind you of the upcoming forums that we are co-hosting with the SGA.  Details regarding the dates, times, and special emphasis of each forum can be found by clicking this link alcohol social life pstr2.  Please feel free to attend one or all of these important gatherings.

In addition, the Task Force is conducting four focus groups this month.  You are warmly invited to sign up for one of these small-group discussions as well.  The groups will be limited in size to 8-10 participants with 2 co-facilitators.  There are clearly many different groups of students whose insights would greatly benefit the Task Force, and in no way do we see the list below as exhaustive—more than anything, it is a beginning.  If you have ideas for other focus groups or other special topic forums, please contact one of us.  We welcome your ideas and look forward to hearing from you this month and beyond.  To sign up for a focus group, please e-mail Diane Foley at

All the best,

Katy Smith Abbott,                            Bob Ritter,
Dean of Students                               Head Football Coach

Focus Groups:             Thursdays, 1-2:30 – Location Axinn 220
January 12:      First Year Students
January 19:      Residential Life Staff
January 26:      Non-Drinkers
February 2:      Women