As someone who is responsible for the health, safety, and academic well being of our youth, your job involves a difficult balance. Say too much and students think youíre preaching. Say too little and students think you donít care. When deciding on the best way to reach out to your students, it is important to choose a program and implement practices that are time-tested and proven effective.

TIPS for the University recognizes that students are in the best position to address drinking behaviors among their peers. Students are close to the situation and understand the culture on their campuses.

TIPS for the University helps students develop their social skills and provides specific information that allows them to determine when friends are getting into trouble with alcohol. Through TIPS training, students develop strategies and skills for intervening in alcohol-related situations that may occur on or off campus. Our unique approach:

  1. Empowers students to intervene when alcohol is misused
  2. Protects your school and campus organizations from liability lawsuits
  3. Improves relations with local law enforcement, businesses, and residents
  4. Demonstrates your commitment to the safety and well being of your students.

When deciding on the best way to reach out to your campus community, it is important to choose a program that is time-tested and proven effective. TIPS for the University is pleased to announce that the National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP), a project of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration (SAMHSA), has determined that TIPS training meets the requirements of a model program for campus communities.

For more information and a TIPS program syllabus, please visit our university specific website. Below are some additional resources that are available to university communities:

Certification Manager
Our web-based tool, Certification Manager, allows trainers to track the training activity within their community. TIPS trainers receive a complimentary subscription to Certification Manager as part of their certification. Organizations can also subscribe to the service and manage their TIPS training across an entire region.

As part of their Certification Manager subscriptions, trainers have access to our Training Management system. These tools allow trainers to advertise their sessions and respond to individuals seeking TIPS training through our referral system.

Regulatory Database
Our Laws and Regulations database is a comprehensive and up-to-date listing of all state and local laws and regulations that govern the sale, consumption, and promotion of alcohol beverages. Click on the link to see a sample page. Access to the regulatory database is available to TIPS trainers free of charge, or can be purchased on a subscription basis.

TIPS Trainer Marketing Kit
The TIPS Trainer Marketing Kit is designed to help independent trainers market their TIPS training. In this kit, we have put together specifics about the TIPS program and we offer general marketing information and tips for closing the sale. The tools in this kit will help you make effective marketing presentations and can help expand the opportunities for training. Health Communications, Inc. has over twenty-five years of experience in marketing TIPS nationwide. We have heard all the reasons people give to explain why they don’t need TIPS and we know all the benefits the program can offer. Our experience can assist your department as you work to implement your TIPS training goals.

TIPS Trainer Referral Program
The referral program is designed to support trainers who want to offer TIPS training to the wider community. The TIPS website receives thousands of visitors in need of TIPS training. The referral program can assist your department members as they work to expand training across the community.

TIPS Newsletters
We circulate electronic newsletters each month to spread TIPS-related news and announcements, remind trainers of important concepts and industry developments, and share training techniques with other TIPS trainers. Click on the link to view the most current edition, go to our newsletter archive, and/or subscribe to our newsletter.

Industry Links
View information and web links to TIPS trainers; insurance providers and agents that provide liquor liability coverage; and sources of funding, including federal, state and private grants researched by TIPS staff.


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