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Alcohol and Other Drugs Program


Red Watch Band

The mission of the Red Watch Band is to provide campus community members with the knowledge, awareness, and skills to prevent student toxic drinking deaths and to promote a student culture of kindness, responsibility, compassion, and respect. The Red Watch symbolizes the “band” of students who are trained to “watch” over one another when “every second counts.”

Curriculum Includes

  • American Red Cross Adult First Aid/CPR/AED certification course* (4.5 hrs blended learning (online & in-person)
  • 1.5 hour Red Watch Band training workshop

*If you currently hold a current CPR/AED certification, please bring a copy to the in-person class.

Why do we include CPR training?

CPR training is used both to give students certification in a clear set of skills, as well as help provide context for the medical seriousness of unconsciousness or semi-consciousness. By including CPR certification, the program attracts a wide range of students from those who initially value the CPR certification more than the alcohol emergency portion of the training to those who are very committed to responding to alcohol-related emergencies, but are uncertain about how to intervene most helpfully. Furthermore, it furthers the overall health of the campus community by increasing the number of campus community members who are CPR certified and trained in AED use.

Program Eligibility

  • Must be an Adelphi University student
  • Must complete all online CPR/AED training materials prior to the workshop and bring your material completion certificate with you to the in-person workshop
  • Must arrive to in-person workshop on time
  • Must attend the full in-person skills testing for CPR/AED training and Red Watch Band program
  • Registration
  • Complete the online application and we will contact you to confirm your enrollment.

Sponsored by the Alcohol and Other Drug Peer Educators, the Student Counseling Center and the Alcohol and Other Drug Programs

There are no dates currently scheduled at this time. For information about future events please contact
Scott Zotto at

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Funded by the Women’s Giving Circle.
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