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UWSP considering drinking ban in student housing and dorms

University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.
University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.

STEVENS POINT, Wis. (WSAU) - In an effort to control alcohol use on the UW-Stevens Point campus, school officials are considering a ban on alcohol consumption in campus owned housing – including for students who are of legal drinking age.

Last March a student drowned in the Wisconsin River after a night of drinking. Eric Duffey was celebrating his 21st birthday when he disappeared after leaving a Stevens Point bar. His body was found two days later.

University officials say they are working with city leaders on finding new approaches to limit how much alcohol students consume.

So far, options on the table do not include kicking a student out of school for too many related offenses, but Stevens Point police say that might be worth consideration, too.


(A previous verson of this story mistakenly stated the ban would be in effect for all students and not in student housing - WSAU News Staff)