Towson University Evaluation
Fraternity and Sorority Life at Towson University has used TIPS for the University as their premier alcohol education program since the beginning of 2011. All risk management chairs, social chairs, presidents and current executive boards of all chapters have been trained by University staff. In 2012, staff added all male new members (pledges) and select female new members to the training schedule. An assessment with trained students was conducted by the Towson University Fraternity and Sorority Life staff that demonstrates the benefits of the program to their students and the studentís affinity toward the TIPS for the University Program in comparison to other programs. Most notable, 99% of those surveyed agreed or strongly agreed that the TIPS for the University program was better than any other alcohol program/assessment they have taken at Towson University.
TIPS for the University meets SAMHSA Requirements for Model Program
The National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP), a project of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), has determined that TIPS for the University meets the NREPP requirements. TIPS for the University was screened following the guidelines described in SAMHSA's June 30, 2009, Federal Register Notice.
Millikin University Case Study
Millikin has used TIPS for the University as their premier alcohol education program for over five years. At Millikin, TIPS for the University is a required program for all incoming freshmen. The study summarizes:
Millikin's program goals
Millikin's Alcohol Education Philosophy
How Millikin implemented the TIPS program
How the TIPS program impacted Millikin University students.
The Center for Studies on Alcohol Research
The Center for Studies on Alcohol (Westat) conducted a study to evaluate the potential effectiveness of the TIPS for the University program in reducing high-risk drinking behavior. The subjects were 3,406 members of a national college fraternity. Within 6-months of implementing TIPS, the study shows that fraternity members' frequency of drinking, heavy drinking, and number of episodes a member drank to intoxication had all significantly declined.
Canisius College Case Study
Beginning in the fall semester of 2009, Canisius College implemented the Golden
Griffins CHOICES Grant to provide peer education through the leadership of the
Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC). Canisius College decided to use
TIPS for the University to train student leaders and other athletes. Their goal is
to improve student alcohol awareness and safety.
Georgia Tech Case Study
The Georgia Institute of Technology is internationally recognized for providing one of the best educational experiences available anywhere in the world. Find out how TIPS for the University plays a role at Georgia Tech and learn from some of the experiences of their trainers and students.
Phi Gamma Delta Endorsement Letter
The National Headquarters of Phi Gamma Delta requires that the majority of their chapters are TIPS trained.
Other Greek Endorsements
Over 100 Greek organizations have used TIPS training to prevent alcohol-related problems such as intoxication, drunk driving, underage drinking, property damage, and violence.
Other Campus Studies and Endorsements
More than 1,000 universities and colleges have used the TIPS for the University program.