Red Watch Band

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee │ Red Watch Band 

Training Overview 

UWM’s office of Health Promotion and Wellness offers students the chance to participate in a bystander intervention training for alcohol emergency situations. Students will learn to recognize signs of an alcohol overdose and how to respond when someone has had too much to drink.  This training increases students’ knowledge, skills and confidence to take appropriate action when a person’s life may depend on it. The training acknowledges natural human tendencies to do or say nothing in some potentially harmful situations and helps students address them. Trained participants join a growing community of UWM students committed to creating a safer and healthier campus for all.  

Created by Stony Brook University, the Red Watch symbolizes a band of students who are trained to watch out for one another when every second counts.  


At the end of Red Watch Band training, participants will be able to: 

  • Know how to prevent an alcohol overdose  
  • Overcome barriers to helping someone who has had too much to drink 
  • Identify signs and symptoms of an alcohol overdose 
  • Appropriately respond to an alcohol overdose or other high-risk situation 
  • Understand UWM’s Drug, Alcohol and Sexual Assault Victim Assistance Policy 


Trainings run 90 minutes and include discussion, videos, skills practice and problem-solving scenarios. Trainings are facilitated by Alcohol and Other Drug Specialists and trained UWM graduate students. Trainings are provided at no charge to UWM students. Trainings will accommodate a minimum of 10 and a maximum of 30 students to promote dialogue and ensure a timely conclusion.  

Upcoming Training Dates 

Date  Day of Week  Time  Location 
February 20th, 2020  Thursday  3:30-5:00pm  Main Campus – TBD 
March 27th, 2020  Friday  3:00-4:30pm  Main Campus – TBD 
April 17th, 2020  Friday  3:00-4:30pm  Main Campus – TBD 
May 7th, 2020  Thursday  4:00-5:30pm  Main Campus – TBD

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Red Watch Band Registration

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