Programs and Trainings

staff and students discussing at a fireside meeting

Programs are available for all students and groups, Resident Assistants, fraternity and sorority leaders and chapters, Peer Advisers, and faculty and staff. These sessions are led by the professional HPaW staff, graduate interns, and/or WATCH peer health educators. Currently, our primary focus is on alcohol and other drug issues; other wellness topics can be discussed.

If your group would benefit from a workshop on topics related to alcohol and other drugs, below are descriptions of several readily available programs which may meet your group’s needs. Questions can be directed to HPaW at 

A minimum of two weeks advance notice, from the date you wish to hold your program, is expected for any request. 

To request a workshop or program and to discuss your unique needs, please go to the Program and Training Request form.

Please be prepared with 2-3 possible dates and times

Available Programs & Trainings

Drinking (or Drugging) Culture Close-Up

60-90 minutes, minimum 15 Participants

Contact Angela Mitchell at 847.491.1370 or to request and schedule this training.

This program is designed for closer, intact student groups (Greek organization, athletic team, a student organization, a tightknit residence hall floor, etc.) and can help your group safely identify and discuss positive and negative perspectives, attitudes and impacts of drinking or other drug use. It will open the door for peer conversation about whether – and if so, how – to make adjustments in your drinking/drugging culture for the benefit of all. The discussion is facilitated with the use of an anonymous survey that is completed by members of the group prior to the program. You might be surprised at what your peers have to say! 

Red Watch Band Bystander Intervention Training

75-90 minutes, minimum 15 participants

Originally developed by Stony Brook University and implemented at NU in 2010, this peer-led bystander intervention training provides the knowledge and skills necessary to identify and intervene effectively in an alcohol-related medical emergency. Join the over 3,500 Northwestern students who have completed Red Watch Band training to date. 

Available OPEN RWB Trainings

May 20th, 1pm/Kresge 2410
May 31st, 7pm/Annenberg G01

Don't see a date that works?
Request a new training for your group. 
Open training dates are added throughout the year; check back regularly for the most current schedule.

Contact WATCH at with any questions or concerns about Red Watch Band training.