Dallas Morning News on New SMU Alcohol Education Program

Over the weekend, Mark Norris of the Dallas Morning News profiled Patrick Kobler, the student body president at Southern Methodist University, for a story about Kobler’s new “Mustangs Who Care” alcohol education program. The program teaches participants about the signs of alcohol poisoning, the University’s amnesty policy, and national statistics on binge drinking. Students also receive more formal and in-depth training through TIPS (Training for Intervention Procedures).

Once they have completed the various elements of the education program, students receive wristbands, and are encouraged to attend social events where they will be able to assist in the case of an alcohol-related emergency.

Kobler characterized the program, which launched in October, as one that encourages “realistic responsibility.” What do you think about this new campaign?

One Response to “Dallas Morning News on New SMU Alcohol Education Program”

  1. Edwin Says:

    The drinking age must be lowered to 18 along with an alcohol education program. The “Mustangs Who Care” is a good program where university students go to social gatherings to prevent injury or death from binge drinking at Southern Methodist University. Binge drinking can occur at any university and with games associated with alcohol abuse, alcohol poisoning may result. Still, some of the university students who’ve gone through training through TIPS may not go to every social gathering because of the ageist drinking age.