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Alcohol Awareness for Student Leaders

Our Alcohol Awareness for Student Leaders Training (formerly the Resident Assistant Training Program) arms student  leaders with information on how to guide their peers to make informed, smarter decisions about alcohol and reduce underage and dangerous drinking. Designed for college and university students, the two-hour training session addresses issues including:     

    • Adolescent brain development and its role in decision-making and impulse control

    • Criminal, academic, social, health and safety consequences of underage and high-risk drinking

    • The alcohol content of different drinks and how many drinks it takes, on average, to reach different blood alcohol content levels

    • Signs and symptoms of alcohol poisoning

    • Pennsylvania’s medical amnesty law and the legal protections it offers anyone under 21 who was drinking but contacts authorities to seek medical attention for someone in danger of suffering alcohol poisoning

Pennsylvania colleges and universities interested in learning more about Alcohol Awareness for Student Leaders Training or scheduling a training session are encouraged to contact the PLCB Bureau of Alcohol Education.        

In December 2015, the PLCB’s Resident Assistant Training Program, after which the Alcohol Awareness for Student Leaders Training is modeled, earned the first-ever award for Best Responsible Consumption Program from StateWays magazine, a national magazine devoted to the issues and subjects affecting control state systems.