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Remember, drinking in college is not a rite of passage. The stereotype that "everyone is drinking" is not the truth. If you choose to drink alcohol, please do so responsibly by using tips from our PARTY Smart campaign.


Pace Yourself
It's not a race to see who can drink the fastest or the most number of drinks.

Alternate Drinks
Drink water or a non-alcoholic beverage (8 oz) between drinking alcohol. Your body can only process approximately one standard drink per hour.

Record the Number of Standard Drinks You Consume
Keep track of how much and how many drinks your are consuming.

Take Time to Eat
Never begin drinking on an empty stomach. Always eat before, during, and after consuming alcohol.

You Always Need a SOBER Designated Driver
Once you begin drinking alcohol, it is never okay for you to be behind the wheel. Have a sober designated driver planned prior to your drinking or have numbers of local cab companies on your phone to get a ride home.

Take Responsibility

  • Know the effects alcohol has on your body
  • Understand how alcohol impacts your academic and personal life
  • Know your limits
  • Always have a sober designated driver
  • Recognize the warning signs of intoxication
  • Help your friends and yourself