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 originated on 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.
Policies & Forms
- Remember: it is Farmingdale State College's policy that all students age 21 and over
who live in the residence halls and wish to consume alcohol in FSC residence halls, or
wish to have their guests age 21 and over consume alcohol, are required to complete a
Red Watch Band training.
- To read the complete policy, go to:
Farmingdale State College Student Alcohol Policy and Good Samaritan Policy
- Events serving alcohol must first receive approval. This can be done by completing
Request to Serve Alcohol at Campus Event Form
Sign up for a training!
To sign up for a training, you can use the link below. 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.
Red Watch Band Events
There are no upcoming Red Watch Band events at this time. Check back soon for upcoming events.
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