Colleges and universities are faced with the difficult task of enforcing safety protocols to reduce underage drinking as well as the spread of COVID-19. Parties with alcohol, on or off campus, lead students to be less attentive about social distancing and wearing masks. This places colleges and universities in a difficult position. Whether individual students choose to drink or not, the best way to ensure that students make safe, smart decisions is to EQUIP, EDUCATE, and EMPOWER them to recognize and prevent alcohol-related problems.
Using many of the proven concepts from the TIPS classroom training program, eTIPS University is a 2.5-hour program administered to students online. At a time when early intervention is vital, eTIPS University recognizes that students are in the best position to address their own drinking behaviors and drinking behaviors among their peers. They are close to the situation and understand the culture on their campus. eTIPS University develops students’ social skills and provides specific techniques for detecting when friends have had too much to drink. More importantly, students learn strategies and skills for intervening in alcohol-related situations that may develop on or off campus. eTIPS University incorporates evidence-based prevention methods to provide students with the tools they need to prevent the misuse of alcohol.
Unique in its approach, TIPS brings together administrators, faculty, and students to create responsible campus environments. Over 70,000 students on more than 1,000 campuses nationwide have implemented TIPS for the University. Make your institution part of this winning team.