Training for Intervention ProcedureS (TIPS) Certification

What is this? TIPS is a four-hour certification that helps students develop their observation skills, social skills, and strategies for intervening in alcohol-related situations that they could encounter on and off campus. 

Who should receive this? Anyone! It is particularly beneficial for students who are in charge of planning events, serving as RAs, risk management chairs, executive boards, and other leadership positions. Students are in the best position to address drinking behaviors among their peers. 

Is this just for students? NO! TIPS training can be given to anyone, both on or off the campus. It's particularly beneficial for staff members who are directly involved with students in residence-hall and Greek Life settings. 

Is it worth the time? Of course. TIPs is endosed by the National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP), a project of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration (SAMHSA). As we work to incorporate and emphasize the value of evidence-based practices and programs, TIPS brings a positive approach to a difficult topics and empowers students to positively influence their peers. 


Want more information? Want to request a certification training? 

Contact Kelsey Otten at or (859) 257-7048!