With nearly 700 chapters across the country, BACCHUS is a national peer network organization of students working with Greek houses, residence halls, educational associations and government officials to promote responsible attitudes towards alcohol beverages. America's brewers provide significant support for BACCHUS's efforts.
Offered by brewers to student organizations on hundreds of campuses, the Buddy System reminds college students to take care of each other; to respect the law if they are younger than 21; and to drink responsibly if they are over 21 and choose to drink.
In their campus marketing efforts, brewers support guidelines developed by the Inter-Association Task Force on Campus Alcohol Issues. These guidelines help ensure that campus beer marketing activities are conducted responsibly, with the approval of appropriate campus officials.
The U.S. brewing industry is a significant participant in NCAAW, a week-long focus help annually on more than 3,000 campuses nationwide, to heighten alcohol education and awareness activities. In addition to funding local campus programs, the industry makes awards to colleges and universities with alcohol education programs, judged the nation's best by the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators. The top five schools are given grants for their general scholarship fund, and $20,000 in scholarships is awarded to students with the best poster concepts to promote responsibility.
The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Foundation's Choices program provides grants to colleges and universities for student initiated programs promoting alcohol education and awareness.
As part of Health Education Foundation's Training for Intervention Procedures by Servers of Alcohol (TIPS) server training program series, this two-hour course teaches students, dorm advisors, and servers on and off campus techniques for serving alcohol responsibly, intervening in a non-confrontational manner, and spotting false Ids.