Creating a More Inclusive Bar Culture in Auburn, Alabama

Raise the Bar is an initiative that seeks to decrease the incidences of harassment, violence, and alcohol-related harm among university students in the Auburn community. Raise the Bar works with local bars and restaurants to:

  • educate staff about high-risk alcohol use and power-based personal violence; and,
  • train staff in bystander intervention strategies.

Raise the Bar is a collaboration between Auburn University Student Government Association and the Auburn Prevention Coalition.

Businesses: Schedule a Training for Your Staff
Raise the Bar logo

Look for this sticker in the front window of participating establishments!

Participating Establishments

As of August 2021


Skybar Cafe



Auburn University Resources

Safe Harbor

24/7 Number: 334-844-7233 (SAFE)

24/7, free, confidential, survivor-centered advocacy service available for any students, faculty, and staff of Auburn University who have experienced dating / domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking / harassment.

Student Counseling & Psychological Services

24/7 Number: 334-844-5123

If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health-crisis or emergency after regular business hours, during weeks, or during a holiday, then call the SCPS office at 334-844-5123 to speak to an after-hours counselor.

If you need immediate assistance in responding to a disruption or a threat to your safety, or safety of others, or imminent threat to the student’s health and safety, dial Auburn Public Safety at 911.

Auburn University Lyft Late Night Smart Ride Program

As part of the Weekend Program, students can be picked up on West Magnolia Ave. (between S. Gay St. and Wilmore Dr.) and receive a discount if they are dropped off at a residential location within a 4-mile radius of the pickup location. The Weekend Program runs from Thursday – Saturday, from 8 p.m. – 1 a.m.

Students should be sure to update their Lyft account with their AU email address.

Community Resources

City of Auburn Public Safety & Police

Emergencies: 911

Non-Emergency Line: 334-501-3100

Tip Line: 334-246-1391

Rape Counselors of East Alabama

24/7 Hotline: 334-705-0510

Crisis lines are free, confidential, and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Victim Advocates are ready to provide crisis intervention services and referrals to survivors, family, friends, and community members.

East Alabama Mental Health Center

24/7 Number: 800-815-0630

The East Alabama Mental Health Center has a toll free number that may be called 24 hours a day, 365 days a year for emergencies. The clinician on-call will assist individuals as needed.

Want more information about Raise the Bar?

Contact Health Promotion & Wellness Services by emailing or calling 334-844-1528.