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Red Watch Band Training Reports

The Office of Student Life, in partnership with the Student Wellness Services, provides an interactive alcohol education and bystander training to all members of Fraternity and Sorority Life (FSL). This training, called Red Watch Band, is adapted from the program provided by Stony Brook University and seeks to:

  • Promote a student culture of kindness, responsibility, compassion and respect.
  • Provide students with knowledge, awareness, and skills to prevent toxic drinking deaths.
  • Build confidence in students to intervene on behalf of another through bystander training.

The Red Watch Band training symbolizes that the FSL community bands together to watch out for one another when every second counts. Not only does the training provide Greek students with skills to be used at chapter events, but they are better prepared to set a positive example for all UNI students. Members of the FSL community have found the Red Watch Band training to be valuable in their everyday lives, and they are better prepared to intervene when alcohol-related situations arise with their friends or even strangers. 

As of the Spring 2021 semester, 95% of fraternity and sorority students are Red Watch Band trained.