Tackling College Tailgating Culture
Like many other college towns Stillwater, Oklahoma has seen an exponential increase in the scope and scale of tailgating related to sports and special events. This increase combined with existing high-risk college-aged drinking creates an explosive mix with the potential for dire implications. The University and Community Substance Abuse Coalition sought to improve local tailgating culture by applying the Strategic Prevention Framework model to this challenging issue. This session is an account of their challenges, successes, and lessons learned.
1. Create collaborative policy development within a higher education setting. 2. Identify critical pieces of effective tailgating policy and molding them to your setting. 3. Create sustainable policy evaluation.
Chuck Lester Grant Manager OSU Prevention Programs
Nicole Reed Grant Coordinator OSU Prevention Programs