Training for Intervention Procedures (TIPS)

Tulane University is committed to using evidence-based programs to prevent harm from alcohol among our students and in our community. The Division of Student Affairs is pleased to offer the Training for Intervention Procedures (TIPS), TIPS for the University program in place of the online Responsible Host Training. TIPS for the University is recognized by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), and is listed on SAMHSA's National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP). Also new this year, Responsible Hosts will now be referred to as Sober Event Monitors.

Hosting social events with alcohol is a privilege granted to student organizations by Tulane University. Student organizations that wish to host events with alcohol are required to have Sober Event Monitors in place during their event. TIPS for the University helps students make sound choices when faced with difficult decisions about alcohol use. The training is an interactive, discussion-based program facilitated by a certified TIPS trainer.

The TIPS for the University does not qualify any student/faculty or staff to serve drinks or check state issued IDs during a Tulane related event. You are eligible to serve as a Sober Event Monitor if all of the following conditions are met:

  • ·         You are over 21
  • ·         You are TIPS certified by Tulane University
  • ·         You are not currently in substance abuse treatment or on disciplinary probation with the Office of Student Conduct

In addition, in order to become TIPS certified you must pass an exam that will be administered during the training. It may take up to 7 business days to process these exams and issue a certification. Therefore, we recommend scheduling your TIPS class well in advance of your event to allow ample time for this processing and certification to take place.

TIPS for the University for the spring 2015 semester will be offered on dates listed below. All trainings will take place in LBC 203, Stibbs Conference Room.

  • CANCELLED: Monday, January 12th @ 5:00pm
  • Tuesday, January 20th @ 4:00pm
  • Wednesday, February 4th @ 5:00pm
  • Tuesday, February 24th @ 5:00pm
  • Wednesday, March 4th @ 5:00pm
  • Thursday, March 19th @ 5:00pm

To register for one of these dates please click here:

Once you have submitted your information you will receive an email with information on scheduling your classes. 

Please remember you need to be 21 or over to be TIPS certified and a Sober Event Monitor.


For more information on TIPS for the University click here.

For questions about TIPS at Tulane, please e-mail Cara McCarthy at





Hosting an Event with Alcohol?

Planning an event where alcohol will be served takes a great deal of preparation. Please read the following documents carefully and submit the necessary forms to the Office of Student Programs 3 weeks in advance of your event.

Event Guidelines

Event Registration Form

Event with Alcohol Registration Form

Alcohol Addendum

Student Programs Forms and Publications

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