In 2017, a group of Brown undergraduate students formed a student club called SoBear: Being Sober - Having Fun. The group 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 will begin again in-person in fall 2021. If you would like to receive emails from SoBear, please sign up for their listserv here.
For substance-free activities for graduate and medical school students, please contact Kate Creasey, Donovan Program Coordinator.