Student-run Recovery and Substance-Free Initiatives


In 2017, a group of Brown students formed a student club called SoBear: Being Sober - Having Fun. The group, open to undergraduate, graduate, and medical students, was developed in order to show that fun social activities do not require the use of substances. Anyone can participate in an event if they choose to not use substances that day. You can find out more about their on- and off-campus events on their Facebook page here. Some past events include Halloween & Super Bowl Parties, an off-campus retreat during Spring Weekend, game nights, and even anti-stigma roundtable discussions. From March 2020-August 2021, SoBear brought all of its programming online to help people connect during the distance that COVID-19 created. Events began again in-person in Fall 2021. If you would like to receive emails from SoBear, please sign up for their listserv here. The SoBear Events calendar is available here.

Other Student Groups

Active Minds

Disability Justice at Brown

Opioid Epidemic Activists

Project LETS

SSDP (Students for a Sensible Drug Policy)

Wellness Peer Educators @ BWell