TIPS for the University is a 2.5 hour program that helps students make sound choices when faced with difficult decisions about alcohol use. Working together and with administration, students address drinking behaviors specific to their schools and develop intervention techniques appropriate to their campuses. TIPS for the University provides students with the knowledge and confidence necessary to reduce high-risk drinking behavior among their peers. More than 1,200 campuses nationwide have implemented TIPS for the University. Make your institution part of this successful training initiative. TIPS for the University builds on the concerns students feel for the safety of their peers. Our TIPS trainers use a non-judgmental approach to help students. The TIPS program presents a new approach to dealing with others, and it does so in a unique way: by asking each participant to become actively engaged in the training process. The process includes observation, practice, and feedback. TIPS trained participants will return to the University community with an increased sense of confidence and security. They will learn how they can bring about positive changes in guests' drinking behavior and how their people skills can work to the benefit of their guests and themselves. Each student will receive their own workbook to use the day of the presentation and keep after the course is completed. Students will take a test which covers the important points that were discussed. TIPS certification cards will be mailed to students upon successful completion of the program. Learning Objectives. By the end of the presentation, participants will be able to: 1. Develop decision-making skills that help students weigh the consequences of their actions and those of their peers. 2. Evaluate and moderate their own behavior to avoid problems with alcohol. 3. Build confidence to intervene to prevent alcohol-related incidents on campus such as property damage, injury, underage drinking and drunk driving. 4. Build interpersonal skills that increase students' ability to intervene in difficult alcohol-related situations. 5. Create respect and concern for others leading to a more positive campus environment. 6. Develop leadership qualities that help students influence their peers to avoid problem behaviors.