Take the Quiz
Do YOU know what students at Illinois say about the use of alcohol among their peers? Take our quiz and see how you do! Answers are based on the 2014 CORE Alcohol and Drug Survey, which about 1200 Illinois students participate in annually. When you click a correct answer, you'll find a pop-up box that shows some more useful information.Let's see what you know!
Think about this … do you know when your friend has had so much to drink that they need medical attention? Check for the following symptoms (NOTE: not ALL symptoms need be present):
- Confusion or stupor
- Slow, irregular or abnormal breathing
- Cold or clammy skin
- Any loss of consciousness: A person is unconscious when he or she is unable to be roused by shouts or shaking of the body. A person is semi-conscious when he or she has an inability to remain awake for more than a few minutes, and/or they are not able to carry on a coherent conversation when awake.
- A person who has lost consciousness and cannot be roused is in danger of dying. Help is needed immediately.
Call 911. If you live in the residence halls, call or send someone else to notify your RA or the RA on Call, but don't leave the person alone.
Second, stay with the person needing assistance until emergency help arrives. During this time, here are some additional pieces of advice:
- DO: Turn the person on his/her side to prevent choking if the person vomits.
- DO: Be prepared to tell emergency personnel as much information as possible, including the amount and type of alcohol consumed.
- DO NOT: Leave the person alone.
- DO NOT: Leave the person on his/her back.
- DO NOT: Try to make the person vomit.
- DO NOT: Try to get the person to eat or drink anything, even water.
Medical Amnesty & Good Samaritan
It can be uncomfortable to call for help. You might RE-THINK these points:
- The university community expects its members to call for medical help when needed. In fact, our Medical Amnesty and Good Samaritan procedures often prevent a disciplinary response for both the person in need of medical attention, and the caller. You can read about those procedures.
- Wouldn't you rather your friend get help than risk serious medical complications or death?
- If you were in that situation, wouldn’t you want someone to call for you?
Our community condones alcohol use when done in a legal, safe, and healthy manner consistent with the academic values of the University of Illinois. Our community equally supports those who choose not to drink alcohol. The community does not support underage alcohol use.
One of the best ways to RE-THINK alcohol use on Unofficial St. Patrick’s Day is to make a plan for doing so in a legal and safe manner—OR to plan how NOT to drink! Below, you’ll find forms for each that will help you to make a plan.
Campus and Community Resources
Call for general student assistance and emergency dean services.
300 Turner Student Services Building, Champaign IL 61820
Call or visit their website to schedule an appointment.
324 Illini Union, 1401 W. Green Street, Urbana IL 61801
- Legal consultation, representation, and education are available to students who have paid the current semester's service fee.
Call for counseling services.
206 Turner Student Services Building, Champaign IL 61820
- Individual and group counseling for students
- Consultation with any student, staff or faculty member concerned about a student’s substance use problems.
Call for alcohol and drug counseling.
Counseling Center Office located at McKinley Health Center, 3rd Floor
- Alcohol assessments, early intervention and psychoeducational services, and outreach
Call for information on Housing's alcohol and visitation guidelines during Unofficial.
300 Clark Hall, 1203 South Fourth Street, Champaign IL 61820
Call for health and medical services.
McKinley Health Center, 1109 S. Lincoln Ave., Urbana IL 61801
- Medical Clinics
- Mental Health Clinic
- Health Education
Call for campus safety information and resources.
Non-Emergency: (217) 333-1216
Public Safety Building, 1110 W. Springfield Ave, Urbana IL 61801
- Safe Walks: (217) 333-1216
- University Police
- Emergency: 911
- Non-Emergency: (217) 333-1216
Call or visit their website for more information or to request a safe ride.
C-U MTD, 1101 W. Springfield Ave, Urbana IL 61802
Call for information about the student discipline system.
300 Turner Student Services Building, 610 East John Street, Champaign IL 61820