Public Safety Department

Alcohol Safety

  • Don’t take drinks from strangers or leave your beverage unattended.
  • Have a plan to get home safely. Know ahead of time if you’ll take the Late-Nite Bus, a taxi or have a designated driver. Stick to that plan. When dropping off a friends who have imbibed, always make sure they get home safely by seeing them enter the building before leaving.
  • Set a limit and stick to it. Bring your own non-alcoholic beverages to a party or, if you choose to drink alcohol, consider alternating alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages to control the amount you drink and aid in hydration.
  • Know the signs and symptoms of alcohol poisoning: vomiting, shallow breathing, pale skin color, passing out, etc. If you see a friend exhibiting these signs call 911 and get help. St. Cloud State has a Good Samaritan policy that offers you protection if you get help for a friend, even if you’ve been drinking yourself, so you don’t have to worry about getting in trouble.

For more alcohol safety information, visit the St. Cloud State UChoose website or click here for more information on alcohol awareness.