TIPS for the University is a 2.5 hour program that helps students make smart choices when faced with difficult decisions about alcohol use. During the workshop, students address drinking behaviors specific to UCI’s drinking culture and develop intervention techniques appropriate to our campus.
TIPS for the University provides students with the knowledge and confidence necessary to reduce high-risk drinking behavior among their peers.
Students at UCI who have been TIPS trained include Hospitality & Dining concessions staff and Peer Health Educators.
Benefits of TIPS Training:
Decision-making skills that help students weigh the consequences of their actions and those of their peers, and moderate their behavior to avoid problems with alcohol.
Confidence to intervene to prevent alcohol-related incidents on campus such as property damage, injury, underage drinking and drunk driving.
Interpersonal skills that increase students’ ability to intervene in difficult alcohol-related situations.
Respect and concern for others leading to a more positive campus environment.
Leadership qualities that help students influence their peers to avoid problem behaviors.
To request a TIPS training, contact Margaret Valle at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 949-824-9355.