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“Student Health Promotion is committed to student safety during homecoming. An opportunity for early intervention is offered to students from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct.1 in Hulman Memorial Student Union, Dede I. The training will cover quickly assessing the severity of substance use and identify the appropriate level of treatment from education, brief intervention or specialty care. More details will be shared.
Homecoming is a time of celebration. Indiana State University promotes responsible drinking, through its Designated Walker and Sober Ride programs.
Both programs, which will be in effect during Indiana State's Homecoming weekend, are a result of a collaborative partnership between the Student Counseling Center, Student Health Promotion, ISU Police, Student Conduct and Integrity, Campus Community Alcohol Coalition, Pepsi, and the Dean of Students office.
Sober Ride will be entering its 9th year of operation with Homecoming 2019, providing free transportation to the campus area. Sober Ride will have two 23-passenger limo buses providing safe rides Saturday, October 12.
Indiana State students who are concerned about driving themselves or riding in a car with another driver who may have been drinking can walk to marked stops along Wabash Avenue to board a bus. Students will need to show their ISU ID card to utilize the service.
This is a safe, one-way ride home for students within Terre Haute. The service is not a shuttle service to bars and parties. Students are limited to one one-way ride per night.
Designated Walker Program
The Designated Walker program, is an example of students taking care of each other. Designated Walkers can still accompany their friends and have fun on The Walk and at Homecoming. They just don’t drink.
In addition to enjoying beverages provided by Pepsi and food provided by local merchants, Designated Walkers undergo Step Up training, where they learn about alcohol awareness, Indiana Lifeline Law, and bystander intervention techniques. Designated Walkers receive a free t-shirt, community service hours for participating and are entered into a drawing for prizes.