Ten years. It’s been a full decade of growth for the Association of Recovery in Higher Education (ARHE). Ten years ago, it was the first day of the very first National Collegiate Recovery Conference. Most programs that exist today were not yet started. The conference was a fraction of the size. However, the hope and inspiration were just as strong and celebrated.

In April of 2010, I was battling addiction in high school, a year away from finding recovery. When I think about the work that has been going on not just the past 10 years, but the past few decades, I am eternally grateful. I’m grateful for the collegiate recovery staff who give so much of themselves for the betterment of their students. I’m grateful for the alumni in recovery who graduate and continue to support the field. I’m grateful for current collegiate recovery students for their tenacity, vulnerability, and courage. I’m grateful for the families who go above and beyond to help make recovery a reality for their loved ones. I’m grateful for anyone who supports the work of collegiate recovery.

The Inaugural Collegiate Recovery Day being celebrated remotely and virtually is a strong message to send. Though we are all in different places and though we may all be physically isolated, together we form one of the strongest bonds I have ever been a part of. When our networks see their social media timelines flooded with purple today, they too will understand the power of our field and the hope that collegiate recovery provides. You can read more about this day in our first and second blog posts. Below, you can find the current schedule of events for today and how to get involved.

From the deepest part of my heart, thank you for what you do to support collegiate recovery. Welcome to National Collegiate Recovery Day!

Schedule of events for Collegiate Recovery Day

Schedule of events here plus ways to donate.

2021 ARHE Conference

We are also pleased to announce the location of ARHE’s 2021 conference: Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). More details to follow.

Collegiate Recovery Advisory Council

ARHE is pleased to announce the launch of our Collegiate Recovery Advisory Council

The purpose of this initiative is to gather experts in the collegiate recovery field together to guide and advise the Association of Recovery in Higher Education (ARHE). By engaging our ARHE members in collegiate recovery related decisions, we feel that we will be optimizing our progress and the growth of the field. As a new initiative, this initial cohort will be tasked with building the infrastructure of the Advisory Council for years to come. The foundation of this infrastructure will be key topics that are critical to the collegiate recovery profession. We are excited for this new chapter and look forward to having the Council Members join us in building the future of the collegiate recovery field.

2020 Collegiate Recovery Awards

Last, but not least, we have just announced our 2020 Collegiate Recovery Awardees.

Tim Rabolt
Executive Director
Association of Recovery in Higher Education