I find several facets that just seem…off. Or at least I’m skeptical (for the record my DD is an athletic and studious- but fun loving- non drinker who thinks substance abuse is stupid but is not opposed to moderate consumption). RISE kids are placed in mixed dorms, with at least the possibility they’ll be surrounded by those making poor, obtrusive choices. Better than nothing, I suppose, but how about the poor kid who is REALLY tempted or struggles intensely with sobriety? Also one may not partake in the room, but does that preclude drinking elsewhere, and staggering home? (I’m assuming that’s clearly defined; I just don’t know the answer).
I very much get the sense the college has worked through these issues thoughtfully and believes these are the best solutions for the maximum number of students, given conditions and institutional aims. I’m just not, at this point, convinced it’s better than a (say) dedicated floor for those who would desire that experience.