Got Recovery?

The word “recovery” can mean different things to different people: recovery from substance use disorders, recovery from physical injury, recovery from trauma, recovery from cancer or recovery from abusive relationships.  Our recovery initiative welcomes students identifying with any type of recovery.

George Mason University strives to be a community that is accessible, welcoming, inclusive, and encouraging to students in recovery.

patriot_got_recovery   Got recovery sign and people

A.R.M.S.  (All Recovery for Mason Students)

All Recovery for Mason Students (ARMS) is a group of students in recovery that hosts social gatherings every week during the academic year. See below for details. Follow @ARMSgmu on Twitter and like ARMS on Facebook for updates, information, and fun, inspiring posts!

If you are a student in recovery, friend or family member of someone in recovery, or just looking to hang out with other sober people, check out the rest of this page, find ARMS on social media, and contact or Kathryn Walker at SSAC.

A.R.M.S Meetings

ARMS (All Recovery for Mason Students) is  for people who want to stay sober, are in recovery, and/or are friends and allies of students in recovery.  ARMS has activities along with snacks and music. If you’re a Mason student who wants to stay sober and have fun, come check us out. All are welcome! Bring a friend!

Meetings will resume in Fall 2017

AA Meetings On Campus

Sundays 10:30am in Engineering Hall 1108

Wednesdays 7:30pm in SUB 1, 3008

Visit the AA website to find other local AA meetings.

Al-Anon Meetings

Are you troubled by someone else’s drinking? You may be surprised by what you can learn at a meeting of Al-Anon Family Groups.  Visit the Al-Anon website to find other local Al-Anon meetings.

The Anonymous People Movie:

Join us Thursday, November 17th for this inspirational recovery event! There will be a showing of the movie, a panel of recovery speakers, and free pizza. All are welcome!


The Johnson Center Cinema is located on the bottom level of the Johnson Center at the GMU Fairfax Campus.  There is paid parking at GMU Mason Pond Parking Deck.

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If you would like to be an ally of recovery, here are some ways to help!

–  partnering on recovery events

–  offering sober social activities

–  helping students navigate the university system

–  helping remove unintended barriers confronting students in recovery

–  expressing encouragement

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Thanks to Transforming Youth Recovery, for their support, which helps Mason raise awareness on campus and create fun opportunities for students in recovery to connect. The goal is to support Mason students in recovery while they pursue their academic and personal goals.

Events and Activities Around Campus

Today at Mason has tons of information on events and happenings on campus.

Student Involvement has information on getting involved, ways to get involved, student organizations, campus programming and more.

Weekends at Mason can tell you all about what events and local happenings are going on during the weekend.

Fourth Estate keeps the Mason community updated on all types of topics important to GMU.


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