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.

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Services

Cayuga's Watchers provides free event supervision and bystander intervention education.

Event Supervision

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.

Bystander Intervention Training

During the spring semester, Cayuga's Watchers trains over 50 Greek and non-Greek organizations. Our training committee prepares interactive material and content surrounding alcohol education, bystander intervention, and Good Samaritan Protocal.

We are currently recruiting engaging trainers excited about teaching and promoting bystander intervention techniques to their peers. If you are interested in applying to be a trainer, click here.

Executive Board

Samantha Lee Samantha Lee
PRESIDENT
Elizabeth Wardlow Elizabeth Wardlow
DIRECTOR

Jet Hardie Jet Hardie
VP OF OUTREACH
Adi Ramachandran Adi Ramachandran
VP OF FINANCE & DEVELOPMENT

Chiara Fontaine Chiara Fontaine
VP OF RECRUITMENT & TRAINING
Caroline Taylor Caroline Taylor
VP OF RECRUITMENT & TRAINING

Amanda Newman Amanda Newman
VP OF HUMAN RESOURCES
Samantha Spicka Samantha Spicka
VP OF SCHEDULING



Board of Directors

John Mueller John Mueller
CO-CHAIR
Ralph Wilhelm Ralph Wilhelm
CO-CHAIR
Shane Moore Shane Moore
SECRETARY
Matt Rubins Matt Rubins
TREASURER
Eric Silverberg Eric Silverberg
DIRECTOR
Bob Forness Bob Forness
DIRECTOR
Adam Gitlin Adam Gitlin
DIRECTOR
Christopher Wang Christopher Wang
DIRECTOR
Shane Moore Bill Sonnenstuhl
DIRECTOR
Hannah James Hannah James
DIRECTOR

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