KEEPING THE PARTY SAFE SINCE 2012

By engaging students in comprehensive training programs and offering free professional sober-monitoring services to campus organizations, Cayuga's Watchers aims to progress social norms at Cornell by emphasizing safe and responsible drinking.

Mission

Operations

Values

Goals

Cayuga’s Watchers is a student-led 501(c)(3) independent organization designed to mitigate the harms associated with high-risk drinking while promoting student safety at Cornell University.

We aim to become an established national model for combating high-risk drinking by promoting peer social responsibility at Cornell University.

Number of Events

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Number of Employees

Services

Cayuga's Watchers provides free event supervision and bystander intervention education. Our student employees are trained (and paid!) to operate anonymously and non-confrontationally to keep social events running smoothly and event-goers safe. Below is a more detailed explanation of the procedures for a typical event.

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Before

A student group on campus requests Cayuga's Watchers for a social event, and we put together the best team we have.

During

The team of 4-6 Watchers arrives at the event 15 minutes early to meet with the host and exchange contact information. Watchers then socialize with party-goers, using their training to engage in a non-confrontational manner if necessary.

After

The Watchers and host will fill out post-event feedback forms so that we can continue to improve our service. Information is of course strictly confidential.

Executive Board

Drew Lord Drew Lord
PRESIDENT
Ben Bacharach Ben Bacharach
DIRECTOR OF EXTERNAL OPERATIONS
Carrie Funderburk Carrie Funderburk
DIRECTOR OF INTERNAL OPERATIONS
Amanda Yellen Amanda Yellen
DIRECTOR OF INTERNAL OPERATIONS, VP OF HUMAN RESOURCES
Madisen Swallow Madisen Swallow
VP OF RECRUITMENT
Alex Kalos Alex Kalos
VP OF FINANCE
Rachel Resiman Rachel Resiman
VP OF OUTREACH
Charlie Kramer Charlie Kramer
VP OF OUTREACH
Declan Abernathy Declan Abernathy
VP OF TRAINING
Lauren Clay Lauren Clay
VP OF SCHEDULING
Brendon Frankel Brendon Frankel
VP OF DEVELOPMENT
Gabriel Joseph Gabriel Joseph
VP OF DATA ANALYSIS
Andrea Farr Andrea Farr
VP OF PUBLIC RELATIONS
Julie Gokhman Julie Gokhman
VP OF PUBLIC RELATIONS
Chris Traver Chris Traver
WEBMASTER
Caitlin Gleason Caitlin Gleason
PANHELLENIC LIAISON
Armon Sadler Armon Sadler
MGLC LIAISON
Blake Brown Blake Brown
IFC LIAISON



Board of Directors

Eric Silverberg Eric Silverberg
CHAIR & CO-FOUNDER
John Mueller John Mueller
CO-FOUNDER
Adam Gitlin Adam Gitlin
TREASURER & CO-FOUNDER
Hannah James Hannah James
SECRETARY
Sarah Reitman Sarah Reitman
MEMBER
Christopher Wang Christopher Wang
MEMBER
Shane Moore Shane Moore
MEMBER

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