Red Watch Band Bystander Intervention Training

Health Promotion and Wellness offers Northwestern students the opportunity to participate in Red Watch Band Bystander Intervention Training. Originally developed by Stony Brook University and implemented at NU in 2010, this peer-led training provides the knowledge and skills necessary to identify and intervene effectively in an alcohol-related medical emergency. These trainings are led by WATCH: Wildcats Advancing Total Campus Health, a group of peer health educators. Join the 4,000+ Northwestern students who have completed Red Watch Band training! Trainings require a minimum of 15 participants in order to promote dialogue and ensure a timely conclusion.

To register for an "Open" Red Watch Band Training (any student can register for open trainings), please complete the Participant Registration form. To view the current open training schedule and a list of other HPaW programs, please go to the HPaW Program webpage. Additional training dates are added throughout the year; check back regularly for the most current schedule.

Available Open RWB Trainings

No Open trainings are scheduled at this time.

 To request a "Closed" Red Watch Band Training for an identified group (at least 15 participants), please fill out the Program Request Form. Once your request is received, WATCH will confirm or deny your training request based on availability. Depending on the number of participants in your group, some requested trainings may be marked as "Open" trainings that other students can register to attend along with your group. This allows for more students to become knowledgeable and trained to help in an alcohol-related medical emergency.

Contact WATCH at with any questions or concerns.