The Red Watch Band Program has been around for over 10 years at the University of Iowa and has trained over 6,000 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.

Due to COVID-19, we will not be offering Red Watch Band training during the 2020-2021 academic year. We are hopeful we'll be able to continue offering the program in fall 2021.

For more information on the Red Watch Band, contact Trisha Welter.