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 from University Police or Res Life. If you would like to schedule a training for a large group or class, please contact Kelsey Russell.



Red Watch Band Events

There are no upcoming Red Watch Band events at this time. Check back soon for upcoming events.

red watch band

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


Kelsey Russell
Director of Disability Services Center

Last Modified 2/2/21