Safe Celebrations is a campus-wide collaboration designed to educate students about the rules, policies, and laws surrounding parties, sporting events, and large gatherings. The intent is to give students an understanding of what is permitted, what actions will prompt a police response, and how they should behave if there is a police response. UMPD has found that educated students have a greater tendency to “police” themselves so that a police response is not necessary. If a police response is needed, the students understand the reason for the response, and behave in an appropriate fashion. UMPD and the university educate students and parents regarding safe celebrations through posters, handouts, table tents, emails, and newspaper articles.