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.
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!
Patriots for Recovery (formerly A.R.M.S Meetings)
Patriots for Recovery Meetings are open to Mason students who are in recovery from a substance use disorder, support recovery, or want to know more about recovery. Meetings are every first and third Thursday of the month at 3:00pm in SSAC (SUB I, 3200). 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.
The Anonymous People Movie:
Shown annually during Recovery Month in September.
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
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.