Our programs promote safety and responsibility if you choose to drink.
Students Only Driving Absolutely Sober (SODAS)
SODAS promotes designated drivers.
When you sign the pledge not to drink if you are the designated driver, you receive a green bracelet, which is good for free soda at participating bars and restaurants if you are sober and driving someone who is drinking.
This program is open to any Northern Arizona University student, even those under 21. Sign up in the Health Promotion office in the Health and Learning Center.Bars and restaurants participating in this program include
SODAS frequently asked questions
- 1899 Bar and Grill
- Big Foot BBQ
- Charly’s Pub and Grill
- Collin’s Irish Pub
- Flagstaff Brewing Company
- Hops on Birch
- Hotel Monte Vista
- Native New Yorker
- Taverna Greek Grill
Q: Can I go to the bars if I’m not 21 yet?
A: No, but you can go to the five restaurants in the program—1899, Big Foot BBQ, Chili's, Native New Yorker, and Taverna
Q: Who will I be driving?
A: You only need to drive your friends, people you would normally be going out with. You don’t have to taxi around strangers.
Q: Can I get free alcoholic drinks?
A: No, just soda or other non-alcoholic drinks
Q: Can I get any other free things besides soda?
A: At 1899, if you have your bracelet and are driving someone who is drinking, you can get a free appetizer. We also raffle off prizes throughout the semester as a thank you to the students who have taken the pledge.
Q: Do I have to pay for the bracelets?
A: No, the SODAS program is sponsored by the NAU Health Promotion Office.
Q: Can I use the bracelet again in the future?
A: Yes, SODAS starts at the beginning of each semester.
Q: What does the bracelet look like?
A: Like this:
Q: Why are you doing this?
A: Because we support healthy decisions and want to thank students who are helping their friends stay safe.
Red Cup Check Up (RCCU)
Learn more about RCCU
Worried about a friend’s drinking habits?
What is RCCU?
stands for Red Cup Check Up. It is a
brief alcohol-screening event, which assesses students’ risk based on their
reported drinking behaviors. Students
complete a short alcohol survey and trained personnel from the Health
Promotion Office score it. Nonjudgmental feedback is provided about individual
risk level. No judging here! Risk reduction tips and resources are
provided and you do the rest. Responses
are completely confidential.
When and where is RCCU?
The Health Promotion office holds RCCU events throughout each
semester. The best way to find out when
events take place is to check the Health Promotion calendar of events.
RCCU events will be held during a national Brief Alcohol Screening
Day. The events will take place on April
Why should you schedule a RCCU
It’s a great, simple way to do some alcohol education. It’s not a lecture and it only takes a few
minutes! RCCU and Brief Alcohol Screening Day will raise students’ awareness of
their own drinking habits and promote risk reduction strategies. RCCU can also be combined with a
Tired of listening to lectures?Learn more about the Buzz
What is The Buzz?
The Buzz is a fun and interactive way to learn how to reduce the risks
associated with alcohol use and encourages students to make healthier drinking
choices. This game-based presentation
allows everyone to share information, including supporting facts and
questioning myths about alcohol. It is
lecture free, and everyone gets to play!
Who will benefit from The Buzz?
Everyone! This program is made
for all college students.
How do I request The Buzz?
It’s easy! You just fill out a
request form and submit it. We will
contact you soon to set up the details.
What do I need to know about The Buzz?
There is a maximum of 25 people per session. Small groups allow for more interaction. The presentation will last between 45 minutes
to 1.5 hours.
Who came up with The Buzz?
The program was started at U of A by Spencer Gorin and has become a