Arts Frosh does include drinking, but it is not an event about drinking! If you are not 18 or do not drink you will be able to participate (and have fun) at frosh. Frosh is for everyone, whether or not they drink. There is a wide variety of events and activities and everyone will be able to find something to enjoy.
Frosh has had a stigma of being a binge drinking event but there has been a serious effort in recent years to move away from this reputation to a more inclusive event that can appeal to the vast majority of students.
Many events will have drinking at them, and some will be held in drinking environments such as bars, pubs, and clubs.
If you do not drink alcohol or lead a sober lifestyle, frosh is still for you! You are welcome to indicate that you would like to be placed in a group with a “sober friend”. A sober friend is a Frosh leader who also does not drink and leads a sober lifestyle. Frosh groups with a sober friend are essentially the same as every other Frosh group so you will not miss out on any part of frosh, and will be shown how to have an amazing time without drinking. Frosh groups typically have four Frosh leaders, and we have a few Frosh groups that each contain one sober friend.
If you are interested in being in a frosh group with a sober friend, please indicate it on your registration form or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
As well, there are many wonderful alternative sober Froshes (Outdoor Frosh, Muslim Frosh, Fish Frosh, Rad Frosh, Ghetto Shul Frosh) that you should check out!