Let’s Be Frank: Safer Party Going and Hosting

Let’s Be Frank and Party Smart campaigns are a collaboration between 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 information below to help you reduce your risk of alcohol-related consequences personal, community, and legal.

Plan Your Party Guide

Let’s Be Frank; Safer Partying Resources

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

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.  

Harm Reduction Apps and Blood Alcohol Content 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.

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

Request A Presentation | Request the “Let’s Be Frank; Safer Partying” program from the Student Wellness! It’s a fun, interactive 60-minute program facilitated by students, for students! Request it for your class, student organization, or other groups.