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Health and Wellness

Contact Information

Kelsey Russell, LMHC
College Prevention Coordinator
Office: Health and wellness 
Phone: 631-794-6499 ext 6499
Email: kelsey.russell@farmingdale.edu

Red Watch Band

The mission of the Red Watch Band is to provide students of the college/high school community with the knowledge, awareness, and skills to prevent toxic drinking deaths and to promote a student culture of kindness, responsibility, compassion and respect.

Over 1,825 college students between the age of 18 and 24 die each year from alcohol-related unintentional injuries, (NIAA).

These deaths are preventable. Red Watch Band teaches students accurate information about the dangers of alcohol use and knowing when, where and how to get help when every second counts. 

Origination of the Program

Red Watch Band was implemented March 15th, 2009 at Stony Brook University, and was launched nationally in May of 2009. Farmingdale State College began implementing these evidence based trainings in 2018. 


Trainings for Red Watch Band are available on the dates, times and locations below. 

Please contact Kelsey Russell, College Prevention Coordinator at Health and Wellness to schedule a training for a large group or class.


Open or Closed Training Date Time Location

Closed Training for Greek Life

  • CPR
  • Narcan
  • RWB
8/12/19 11:30am-3pm Campus Center Ballroom A

Closed training for Ra's

  • CPR
  • Narcan
  • RWB
8/15/19 10:30am-3pm Gleeson 102

 Policies & Forms:

Farmingdale State College Student Alcohol Policy and Good Samaritan Policy




Red watch band every second counts