Student Organizations Need CARE Training to Serve Alcohol

The University of Tampa is committed to providing an environment that includes policies and educational elements to encourage low risk, healthy and safe choices for the use or non-use of alcohol for those of legal age.

Additionally, the University actively promotes low risk alcohol use for those who choose to consume alcohol.

It is our philosophy to ensure that students are responsible when they have events with alcohol on or off campus.

Therefore, any student organization holding events on campus or off campus involving alcohol must have a least one member of their organization attend a Risk Management program held once a semester and have members of their organization become C.A.R.E for your FRIENDS certified. The University requires one C.A.R.E for your FRIENDS monitor for every 25 guests in attendance at an event.

The purpose of risk management training at the University of Tampa is to help student organizations understand the risks and liability associated with events involving alcohol.

Risk management will help student organizations make informed decisions to marginalize the risk that is inherent with such events. Any organization that fails to attend this training loses the privilege to host or attend events in which alcohol is served.

The Risk Management program for spring 2008 will be held on Monday, Feb. 4 from 4:00 p.m. -5:30 p.m. in VC 219.

C.A.R.E for your Friends (a revised version of TIPS) is a program that is designed for participants to learn how to encourage low risk, healthy and safe choices for their fellow peers while also teaching practical skills to intervene when necessary.

Any student that was formally TIPS trained is required to participate in the new program to become a certified monitor. All interested students regardless of previous training are welcome.

The training dates are Feb. 11 from 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. in VC 219 and March 24 from 4:00 p.m.- 5:30 p.m. in VC 219. Any organization who wishes to have additional training may contact Palvih Bhana in the Student Activities Office at 813-253-6233 or by e-mail at

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