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About Us

OAPE Staff
Joy Leighton / Student Affairs


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


Where We Are:

Old Union

Old Union 101

520 Lasuen Mall

Stanford, CA 94305

Phone: 650.725.5947

Fax: 650.725.8908

Who We Are:


Ralph Castro

Ralph J. Castro

Associate Dean of Students & Director



Trista Shideler

Trista Shideler

 Assistant Director & Community Engagement Coordinator



Joe Kaczorowski

Joe Kaczorowski

Operations Manager



Elise Gibbs

Elise Gibbs

Alcohol Educator



Justin Balido

Justin Balido

Alcohol Educator