TIPS for the University
The BEST WAY to Ensure Students Make Safe, Smart Decisions About Alcohol
TIPS for the University is a two-hour program that helps students make sound choices when faced with difficult decisions about alcohol use. Working together with other students and administrators at their college or university, students address drinking behaviors specific to their schools and develop intervention techniques appropriate to their campuses. All sessions are taught by certified TIPS trainers, using video and printed materials to facilitate discussion of the course content. TIPS for the University provides students with the knowledge and confidence necessary to reduce high-risk drinking behavior among their peers. Join the more than 1,000 campuses nationwide have implemented TIPS for the University.
TIPS for the University On Your Campus
TIPS acknowledges that whether or not students choose to drink, they are likely to find themselves in situations where alcohol is being consumed. Unlike other programs, TIPS for the University teaches students intervention skills to prevent alcohol-related problems such as intoxication, drunk driving, and underage drinking among their peers. This practical 3-part program covers the essential knowledge and tools students need:
Information such as signs of intoxication, factors that affect the intoxication rate, intervention strategies, legal information, consequences of mixing alcohol with other drugs, tolerance, and other topics.
Skills training that engages students in a series of realistic scenarios to help develop their abilities to assess behavior and intoxication levels. Participants learn to determine appropriate responses to difficult situations.
Practice & Rehearsal
Practice and rehearsal where students take the information and skills they have learned and use them in role-playing exercises that challenge their ability to effectively intervene in difficult alcohol-related settings.
Be it freshman or ongoing student orientation, Greek life or student affairs, research shows that prevention education is most effective when students engage with the material regularly during their time in college. This program is tailored specifically for the collegiate environment to achieve the greatest impact across the campus population to prevent alcohol-related problems such as intoxication, drunk driving and underage drinking.
Recognized by the National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP), a project of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the TIPS for the University training program has been given high marks for both quality and effectiveness. TIPS for the University training, through the use of engaging real life video demonstrations, creates a more positive campus culture by building on students’ concern for the safety of their peers. This non-judgmental approach helps students from all segments of campus life learn:
Decision-making skills that help students guide their behavior and consider the consequences of their actions.
Confidence to prevent alcohol-related incidents on and off campus such as property damage, injury, drunk driving, sexual assault, and other crimes.
Interpersonal skills that increase students’ abilities to effectively intervene in difficult, alcohol-related situations.
Liability protection for both the school and its student organizations.
Respect and concern for others that lead to a more positive campus environment.