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. 

Where It All Started

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 training's in 2018. 

Policies & Forms

Sign up for a training!

Please sign up Below using the link. We offer varying dates and times for the training. The training takes approximately an hour and upon completion students will receive a certificate and sticker that provides proof of the training on their Farmingdale ID card.

Wednesday, February 12th 2:30 pm Orchard Hall, 2nd Floor
Monday, February 17th 11:00 am Orchard Hall, 2nd Floor
Tuesday, February 25th 11:00 am Tutoring Center, Greenley Hall 3rd Floor
Wednesday February 27th 7:00 pm Orchard Hall, 2nd Floor


If you would like to schedule a training for a large group or class, please contact Kelsey Russell.

We want you to get red watch band trained.

red watch band

Health & Wellness Center
Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm


Kelsey Russell
Associate Director of Substance Abuse Outreach & Prevention

Last Modified 6/23/20