CU Alcohol Policy

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The University of Colorado may be easing it's strict alcohol-related measures.

Last year, the school implemented a mandatory three-hour online course about alcohol for freshmen. That program could now be replaced by a voluntary Web-based program.

Bob Maust, who heads the university's alcohol-education efforts, says the new program will cost the university 575 dollars instead of the 48-thousand dollars it would have cost to reuse the online class.

The voluntary program includes a 15-minute survey and gives instant feedback on how a student's drinking habits compare with others.

Still in place is the school's two-strikes policy, which can lead to suspension after two alcohol or drug violations.

But Maust says officials are considering no longer putting those violations on the records of underage students unless more serious circumstances are involved.