Research and Collaboration

That feeling students may have when navigating risky situations.  Balancing the line between what feels good and exciting and what could be detrimental to their health and safety.  That line could be between the perceived safety and comfort of coping mechanisms or seeking outside help that is scary but ultimately beneficial.

Tightrope offers an online risk management program that provides practical education for undergraduate students on the topics of alcohol and other drug use, hazing, and sexual misconduct.  Designed as online modules, students navigate through the interactive courses to gain better knowledge and perspective about managing their risk to gain better knowledge and perspective about the hazards they may encounter during college and how to make smarter, safer decisions.  This series provides the education, skills, and tools necessary for students to successfully navigate the tightrope between a risky situation and an enlightening college experience.

Program Assessment

Tightrope incorporates assessment questions to evaluate each participant’s relationship with alcohol and other drug use.  Assessment questions are based on statistically valid, nationally recognized surveys that quantify and document college students’ attitudes, perceptions, and opinions about alcohol and other drugs (AOD). The surveys also measure behaviors of actual AOD use and consequences of use that will allow organizations to compare their members to national norms.  Likewise, Greek organizations participating in the program will have the ability to compare their members to others in the fraternal community.  All assessment data will be available to the organization with the freedom to utilize as theychoose.