Student Wellness
Student Wellness

Party Like A Cyclone

Party SMART – COVID-19 Considerations

Party Like A Cyclone Guide

The “Party Like a Cyclone” Initiative is a collaboration in partnership with Iowa State University and the City of Ames.  We want your party to be a good experience for you, your guests, and the community. So whether you are a “party thrower” or “party goer”, use this guide, and the other information on this website, to help you reduce your risk of alcohol related consequences (personal, community, legal, etc.).


Request A Presentation 

Request the “Party Like A Cyclone” program from the Student Wellness – Peer Wellness Educator team!  It’s a fun, interactive 60 minute program facilitated by students, for students! Request it for your class, student organization, or other group!


Signs of Alcohol Poisoning 

Information for how to recognize signs of Alcohol Poisoning and how to help someone in need.  


How to Help a Friend

Information on how to help a friend when showing signs of alcohol poisoning or if a friend/peer is showing signs of harmful drinking patterns or behaviors.


Minimizing Alcohol Risks

Information on how to reduce harm when consuming alcohol. 


Transportation Options

Some options for transportation for you and your guests to get home safely.  


Harm Reduction Apps and BAC Calculator

Some helpful information about how to reduce your risk of alcohol related consequences if you choose to drink.  


Mixing Alcohol with Other Substances

Information on risks associated with mixing alcohol with other substances.



Campus, community, and online resources you can connect with regarding alcohol use.