Dean of Students

Desmond Howard

Staying in the Blue means keeping your blood alcohol content (BAC) at low-risk levels of .06 or below. Alcohol affects everyone differently – so regardless of your age, gender, physical condition, or emotional state, it is important to monitor your alcohol intake. Michigan football legend Desmond Howard Stayed in the Blue while he was on campus and encourages you to do the same.

If you choose to drink, plan your partying.

  • Eat something before and while drinking
  • Decide how long you plan to drink
  • Alternate alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks
  • Pace your drinking and set a drink limit for yourself

Alcohol Poisoning Information
CALL 911 if you see one of these signs:

  • Skin discoloration (on lips or fingertips)
  • Cold & clammy
  • Unresponsive
  • Slow breathing (fewer than 8 breaths per minute)
  • Irregular breathing (10 seconds or more between breaths)

What to do:

  1. Call 911 immediately.
  2. Place the person on his/her side to prevent choking on vomit.
  3. Do not leave the person alone or assume that he/she will sleep it off.

One standard drink is...

12 oz beer = 1 oz liquor (in a mixed drink or shot) = 4-5 oz wine

Visit the University Health Services website for more information about Stay in the Blue