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Celebrate Safely

Clemson University's Division of Student Affairs, Athletics and University Marketing and Communications (formerly University Relations) came together in 2017 to develop Celebrate Safely, an annual campaign focused on alcohol safety and bystander intervention.

  • Before you go out, PLAN AHEAD
    • Choose a buddy and learn their phone number in case you can’t access your phone
    • Plan how you will get home: sober driver, CATbus or rideshare
    • Plan a meet-up spot in case you get separated
    • Charge your phone, turn up the volume and check it frequently
    • Download and familiarize yourself with the RAVE Guardian app
      • Set a safety timer, so your friends know when you’ll be home
    • Know the signs of alcohol poisoning:
      • Vomiting
      • Confusion
      • Slow and/or irregular breathing
      • Blue or pale skin
      • Low body temperature
      • Unconsciousness or inability to stay conscious
    • If you choose to drink:
      • Plan not to exceed a certain number of drinks
      • Eat before and during drinking
      • Alternate with water
      • Choose not to pre-game


  • While you're out, STEP UP
    • Socialize without needing to consume alcohol
    • Hydrate with water to avoid heat exhaustion
    • Check in with friends regularly
    • Recognize when someone’s in trouble, and step up to help
    • Call 911 if you need help to safely handle a situation
    • If you choose to drink:
      • Keep track of the number of drinks you consume
      • Alternate with water
      • Eat before and during drinking
      • Know what’s in your drink
      • Choose not to play drinking games
      • Don’t pressure others to drink
  • At the end of the day, RETURN HOME SAFELY
    • Never leave a friend behind
    • Go with a group, don’t go alone
    • Share a safe ride home with a sober driver
    • If using a rideshare, Stop Ask Match Inform
    • Let friends know you got home safely
    • Call 911 immediately if someone is passed out and unresponsive
      • Do not wait for all symptoms of alcohol poisoning to be present
      • Turn the person on their side
      • Do not give the person any food or beverages
      • Stay with the person until help arrives
      • When contacting emergency services, such as 911, please notify them if you have been in contact with somebody who has a confirmed case of COVID-19, has symptoms of COVID-19, are awaiting results from a COVID-19 test, or if you have a confirmed case of COVID-19.
    • Remember MAAP: students seeking assistance during an alcohol-related emergency will not be charged or sanctioned for violations of the university’s alcohol policies


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