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Programs & Trainings

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. We have programs that focus heavily on alcohol and other drug use as well as overall health and wellness. Other specific wellness related topics can be programmed around but may require additional planning time.

If your group would benefit from training or a workshop, 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. 


Drinking (or Drugging) Culture Close-Up

60-90 minutes, minimum of 15 Participants

Fill out this Google Form 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! 


Alcohol 'NU

90 minutes

Through a variety of interactive components including live polling, standard drink pouring, and virtual BAC calculation, Alcohol ‘NU takes participants on an exploration of alcohol’s effects on the individual culminating with a discussion around harm reducing drinking practices. Normative data is shared in order to help individuals better understand how and where they fit into the larger culture and correct any misconceptions they may have about drinking norms amongst their peers. Overall, Alcohol ‘NU provides the necessary information for participants to make more informed choices if and when they choose to engage with alcohol.

To schedule this training, email HPaW at 

Eight Dimensions of Wellness Workshop

75 minutes, minimum of 10 participants

This multidimensional, interactive workshop allows students to explore the Eight Dimensions of Wellness, resources available to support each dimension, and begin thinking about ways in which they can make positive changes to their overall wellness. Request a workshop here.

Red Watch Band Bystander Intervention Training

75-90 minutes, minimum of 10 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. 

Request a new training for your group

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

ResilientNU (Virtual/Online)

5-week workshop, one 75-minute session each week

ResilientNU is your crash course on increasing wellness, managing stress, and finding balance. This student and staff collaboration hosts small group cohorts for 5 weeks each quarter.  Our goal is for you to leave this program with research-backed strategies to help you grow towards a healthier and more resilient you.

Most quarters, we run one or more cohorts that are open to all students. Additionally, we offer some identity-based cohorts which vary quarter to quarter.

Interested in signing up for one of our cohorts or learning more about us?  Fill out our interest form at or email us at

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