The Red Watch Band Program has been around for over 10 years at the University of Iowa and has trained over 7,000 students. The training program focuses on knowledge, skill, and confidence building regarding preventing death from alcohol overdose. Students are taught the knowledge and skills to "make the call," and using role plays, given opportunities to build confidence to intervene on behalf of another. All students who complete the training will receive CPR and alcohol bystander training, and will be better able to link the impact that alcohol has on the body.

CPR/AED training is provided by the American Heart Association at the Heartsaver level. Certification is valid for two years. 

Starting in spring of 2024, students will also receive training on how to administer Naloxone (narcan), an opioid overdose reversal medication.

Registration is required. Please review the list of available sessions and click on the link below to register through Calendly. All trainings are located in meeting rooms 1A&B in the CRWC.

Check back in Fall 2024 for training schedule.

For more information, email Haley Wolf at