Social Hosts

Social Host Training

Social Host Training is designed to empower students who are hosting social gatherings with alcohol to plan and host successful and safe events. This interactive, two-hour workshop covers topics such as: 
  • Understanding Massachusetts social host liability laws and MIT policies
  • Tips for planning and hosting events
  • Recognizing signs of alcohol intoxication
  • Strategies for intervening with intoxicated guests
  • Developing concrete strategies for improve your events
Social Host Training was developed collaboratively by staff from the following departments: 
  • Alcohol and Other Drug Services
  • Fraternities, Sororities, and Independent Living Groups
  • Residential Education
  • Student Activities Office
  • Violence Prevention and Response
Please note: you may be required to complete Social Host Training before registering a party or event where alcohol will be served. 
For more information about Social Host Training, please contact Robyn Priest, Assistant Dean of Alcohol and Other Drug Services,