Social distancing got you down? We’ve compiled a list of ways to stay connected through these unforeseen times.
Social distancing doesn’t mean that you can’t see one another. Schedule time once a week to reach out to a group of friends via facetime or skype and catch up.
You can also use these mediums to set up study groups for an upcoming exam (just not for the actual exam!)
Play Video Games with brothers across the country
Thanks to Grant Pearce at RIT, we’ve set up a form and spreadsheet for members to provide their usernames and ID’s for different gaming systems. Find a brother somewhere in the U.S. and challenge them to a quick game.
Keep a journal
Who knows when something like this might happen again (hopefully never) but chronicling it in your own words could be cathartic and an interesting historical perspective in years to come.
Generate topical (friendly) online discussions
Are you reading an interesting Book? Watching an exciting movie or tv series? Listening to an exhilarating podcast? Start a discussion topic online through Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, or your very own WordPress site.
Create a group chat with brothers and neighbors
Regardless if it’s phone numbers, Facebook messenger, GroupMe, WhatsApp or other communication methods, this can be a great way to stay social with those in your chapter and neighbors close to you. Use these platforms to check in on one another, see how everyone is doing, and share important news updates. It’s not only that we communicate, but what we communicate, that matters.
If your house or apartment doesn’t have internet but has students in K-12 or enrolled in college, internet companies, including Comcast and Spectrum, are offering free internet service. Visit their websites for more information.