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About Us


A Stanford community that fosters inclusion by promoting a safe, fun and responsible social living and learning environment, taking into account the diverse population of students and varying levels of student development.


To reduce high-risk drinking and its related negative consequences among Stanford students and increase social outlets that support non-drinkers and light drinkers by providing collaborative, cutting-edge, empirically-proven educational strategies and programs.


  1. Enhance alcohol education and risk reduction efforts across campus
  2. Provide clarity and consistency in the application of the Student Alcohol Policy
  3. Create ongoing social outlets for students that deemphasize alcohol
  4. Shift campus culture away from hard liquor consumption in the form of shots
  5. Collect data to assess trends and evaluate needs on an ongoing basis


OAPE is a unit that reports to the Associate Vice Provost for Health and Well-Being and Exective Director, Vaden Health Center.

Where We Are:

Rogers House

Rogers House

581 Capistrano Way

Stanford, CA 94305

Phone: 650.725.5947

Fax: 650.725.8908

Who We Are:

Ralph Castro

Ralph J. Castro

Associate Dean of Students & Director



Education, Outreach and Trainings

Natalie Thomas

Natalie Thomas

Assistant Dean of Students & Education and Outreach Manager



Vy Hoang

Vy Hoang

Alcohol and Drug Targeted Populations Health Educator




5-SURE and Party Planning

Joe Kaczorowski

Joe Kaczorowski

Assistant Director & Program Supervisor



Cardinal Nights

Trista Shideler

Trista Shideler

 Assistant Director & Community Engagement Coordinator



Delaynie Koenig

Delaynie Koenig

Substance Free Community Engagement Advisor