Training for Intervention Procedures (TIPS) Training

Beginning Fall 2014, Tulane University will offer the Training for Intervention Procedures (TIPS) for the University training, which will replace the Responsible Host online 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). TIPS for the University helps students make sound choices when faced with difficult decisions about alcohol use. Working together and with certified TIPS trainers, students will address drinking behaviors specific to their school and develop intervention techniques appropriate to their campus. TIPS is an interactive, discussion-based program designed to teach students how to prevent intoxication, drunk driving, and underage drinking among their peers. All classes are taught by certified TIPS trainers.

Tulane is committed to using evidence-based programs to prevent harm from alcohol among our students and in our community. Student organizations have a responsibility to ensure that their guests are safe and alcohol is not abused by guests. Hosting social events with alcohol is a privilege granted to student organizations by the University. The TIPS training does not qualify any student/faculty or staff to serve drinks or check state issued IDs during a Tulane related event. 

Please note that you may NOT participate in a TIPS training if you are currently in substance abuse treatment or currently on disciplinary probation with the Office of Student Conduct. Furthermore, starting fall 2014 only students who are 21 and over may certified as Responsible Hosts and attend the TIPS training.

If you were certified as a Responsible Host during or after the Fall 2013 semester, you will still be able to serve as a social host for your organization. Any student who was certified as a Responsible Host prior to the Fall 2013 semester will need to complete the TIPS training.

For more information on TIPS for the University program, click here.

Stay tuned for information about registering for the TIPS program.

Please e-mail Cara McCarthy at with questions.



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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