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LIVE REAL Mentor Listserv Archive

Messages are sent monthly to all NDSU faculty, staff and students who have chosen to identify as LIVE REAL Mentors.  These messages often contain information relevant to alcohol and other drug abuse prevention at NDSU and in the surrounding community.  An archive of all listserv messages is provided below.  Additional information regarding the topics covered in listserv messages is available upon request by contacting

LIVE REAL Mentor Expectations

Be a LIVE REAL Educator

  • Be a compassionate and informed person about alcohol and other drug use, while being careful not to provide direct counseling to students.
  • Integrate information about alcohol and other drug issues into the classroom, advising sessions, student organization activities and other interactions with students.

Be a LIVE REAL Resource

  • Identify yourself as a LIVE REAL Mentor. Be willing to have a LIVE Real Mentor sticker on your office door, as well as include your name on a list available to the NDSU community on the website or in print, stating that you are a resource for students regarding alcohol and other drug prevention, intervention and treatment.
  • Educate yourself on current issues related to alcohol and other drug prevention, as well as alcohol-free entertainment options, both on and off campus.
  • Know how and when to refer students to campus and community alcohol and other drug prevention resources.

Be a LIVE REAL Role Model

  • Respect confidentiality. It is imperative that you can be trusted.
  • Help reduce barriers that prevent individuals from seeking treatment/help. Be welcoming and open to honest discussion in a safe environment.
  • Communicate a consistent message that promotes wellness, healthy choices and safety for students.
  • Avoid reinforcing stereotypes about alcohol and other drug use associated with college students' lifestyles and choices.
  • Establish and strengthen relationships with students in order to help them make low-risk choices.

Be a LIVE REAL Leader

  • Challenge misinformation or humor which perpetuates a culture of alcohol misuse.
  • Support peers who choose not to drink or who make low-risk decisions about drinking, e.g. sober driver, taking a cab, knowing when they have had enough.
  • Avoid being a bystander in alcohol emergencies. Know the signs and symptoms of alcohol poisoning and seek help by calling 911 when present.

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Mailing address: NDSU Dept. 5260 / PO Box 6050 / Fargo, ND 58108-6050
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Last Updated: Wednesday, December 02, 2015 10:29:33 AM
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