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CSU chancellor announces endorsement

Cal State University (CSU) Chancellor Timothy White recently announced a commitment to implement a binge-drinking awareness program on all 23 CSU campuses.

The decision was made after an emotional presentation from the parents of 18-year-old Carson Starkey, a Cal Poly San Luis Obispo student who died from alcohol poisoning in 2008 after attending a fraternity initiation. After their son passed, the Starkeys founded the prevention program and presented it to the CSU board of trustees during a meeting in July 2013.

The Aware Awake Alive program is a peer-to-peer program dedicated to educating students about the dangers of binge drinking.

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