Cayuga's Watchers, an organization that trains and employs students to help curb high-risk drinking at Cornell, has received the Trice Award from the ILR's R. Brinkley Smithers Institute for Alcohol-Related Workplace Studies.
They are called Cayuga's Watchers, Watchers for short -- Cornell students working undercover to prevent alcohol abuse and sexual misconduct at parties. Sober, specially trained to intervene in certain situations and paid for their role...
Cornell, with the largest enrollment of the Ivy League schools, has taken significant strides to limit high-risk drinking through organizations like Cayuga’s Watchers that “promote responsible behavior and make students responsible for their peers,”
Arriving on campus her freshman year, Maria (not her real name) was struck by the number of parties that included alcohol. Now a sophomore, Maria is a charter member of the student-run organization Cayuga’s Watchers, which sends peer intervention teams to parties.