PartySafePlus and PartySafePlus: Help a Friend are engaging programs that promote the enhancement of knowledge and development of skills which support students in providing positive and safe social events on campus. The PartySafePlus program has two parts that students complete to be PartySafePlus certified. PartySafePlus Online lasts approximately 25-35 minutes and consists of an online program that focuses on:
- MIT specific statistics around drinking
- Law and policies related to alcohol use and sexual misconduct
- Basic alcohol pharmacology
- Rape/sexual assault and sexual misconduct
- Differences between men and women when it comes to alcohol consumption
- Liability issues and event registration expectations
- Responsible party behavior as both a host and a guest
- How to help a friend
- How to be an active bystander
Once students have completed PartySafePlus Online
Students who have completed PartySafePlus are able to register for PartySafePlus Scenarios, which take the knowledge gained in Part I and provides students an opportunity to work through common difficult scenarios in a group format. This portion of the program takes approximately 45-60 minutes to complete.
There is an additional, voluntary program that students can take that builds on PartySafePlus Online and PartySafePlus Scenarios called PartySafePlus: Help a Friend. This program provides students more in-depth training on how to be an active bystander and support peers who are in need. When 50% of an organization's membership completes PartySafePlus: Help a Friend they will receive a certificate indicating that that they are an organization that is dedicated to eliminating sexual assault in their community.