Our mission is to create and disseminate evidence-based programs and materials to decrease the negative consequences of hazardous drinking and increase the prevalence of bystander intervention.

The Gordie Center for Alcohol & Substance Education (Gordie CASE) at the University of Virginia is dedicated to the memory of Lynn Gordon "Gordie" Bailey, Jr., an 18-year-old freshman at the University of Colorado who died of an alcohol overdose following a fraternity initiation ceremony for pledges on September 17, 2004.

Gordie CASE creates and disseminates evidence-based educational programs and materials to decrease the negative consequences associated with hazardous drinking among college students. Gordie CASE works with students to promote peer intervention and challenge attitudes that accept hazardous drinking and hazing behaviors in order to promote healthy campus environments in which hazing and alcohol poisoning do not occur.

For more information about Gordie CASE, please visit our website at http://www.gordie.org.

1. Know the signs of alcohol poisoning and how to respond

2. Learn the skills to become active bystanders

3. "Save a life" and "Make the call" when someone is in trouble.