The Gordie Center and SWIGSAFE™'s values and missions are closely aligned: The Gordie Center empowers students to transform their campus and community cultures through peer education and bystander intervention, using evidence-informed, student-tested resources. SWIGSAFE™ is similarly designed to empower individuals with a greater sense of control and safety during life’s most festive events and experiences. With easy-to-read measurement icons representative of standard drink amounts, and equipped with a secure latched lid, the Tumbler specifically helps guard against binge drinking and drink tampering.
As a part of the partnership, SWIGSAFE™ now comes with the Gordie Center’s PUBS and BAC cards to further encourage a more informed, healthier and balanced relationship with alcohol. In accordance with the Gordie Center’s teachings, the wrist strap makes it easy to carry with you at all times, acting as an active decision to drink responsibly, have fun and be safe at the same time. SWIGSAFE is not only for alcohol; it is a day-to-night, reusable and environmentally friendly product to use for water, iced tea, a smoothie and more. Use the code GORDIE when purchasing a SWIGSAFE™ Party Tumbler, and SWIGSAFE™ will donate a percentage of their sales to the Gordie Center.
For many years, the Gordie Center has done tremendous work on college campuses and beyond, educating individuals about alcohol safety and hazing. The Gordie Center and SWIGSAFE™’s joint objective is to educate and encourage safer drinking habits. Together, the Gordie Center and SWIGSAFE™ hope to continue to make a difference. To learn more about the Gordie Center, its mission, and resources visit https://gordie.studenthealth.virginia.edu/