Safer Campuses and Communities
“I would encourage other universities to implement the Safer Universities interventions because they address the behaviors of students and the community impacts of alcohol abuse. No one, including students, supports the negative outcomes in a community that occur because of heavy drinking. Particularly in college towns, students are temporary residents, so their sense of community beyond the university is limited. The environmental changes that are part of the Safer philosophy help emphasize the community’s seriousness in addressing these environmental issues.”
-Martin Bragg, Director, Health & Counseling Services, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo  

Getting Started Toolkit
The Safer Universities Toolkit provides you with a range of tools and resources to help you implement the evidence-based interventions tested in the NIAAA-funded Safer California Universities research project conducted by the Prevention Research Center. These tools and resources reflect the actual experiences of campuses and surrounding communities over the course of five years. The materials are provided as examples that can be adapted for use on your campus and community to reflect your specific needs.

Click here for the Toolkit.

“As part of the Safer California Universities interventions we developed educational and outreach materials for students. We now have an awesome website where students can get safer party tips and other information. And at the start of the academic year we inundate freshmen residence halls with pamphlets, flyers, and other materials with party tips to help them be safer throughout the year.”
-Dana Huffman, Business Systems Analyst, Student Affairs Information Systems, University of California-Santa Barbara

SAFER campuses developed a wide range of materials and resources to support the interventions and educate students regarding their responsibilities and the consequences for violating laws and ordinances and campus policies. The Toolkit includes most of these materials.

Hear what Shanna Dayan, a student at the University of California-San Diego, has to say about materials developed for students in support of SAFER Interventions.

How do you think SAFER INTERVENTIONS worked to help students be safer in the social environment?