Red Watch Band

Every year approximately 1,825 college students will die from alcohol-related causes and overdose. These deaths are preventable and they can be prevented by fellow students like YOU.

In May 2008, a student at Northwestern University died of alcohol poisoning/ alcohol overdose just before completing his freshman year.

His mother, a doctor at Stony Brook University Medical Center and former President of the University, Dr. Shirley Kenney were moved to do something to ensure his death was not in vain. They along with Milton Glazer, a prolific graphic artist, collaborated with alcohol and drug specialists and colleagues from the Office of Student Affairs at Stony Brook University to design a comprehensive intervention program for Stony Brook students. It would be known as Red Watch Band.

The Red Watch Band Bystander Training is a two-hour course that provides students with the knowledge, awareness, and skills to prevent toxic drinking deaths. In the years since, schools all over the country have begun offering the training intervention program to its students and SUNY Old Westbury is one of them.

The Student Escape Corner, the Peer Educators, Student Health Services, Res Life and University Police have teamed up to host a Red Watch Band and Intro to CPR Training.

Date: November 20, 2018 Time: 7pm – 9pm Location: Student Union, MPR C The course is free and refreshments will be served. To register, please click the link below by November 19, 2018 https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=NJAI9TPyEk-nFji39JBDcAZuoTrMcnFAsrMt3GpG6VRUOURIV1NBVlkxQjRWV05TWjY3UkFFRVJYMC4u