The Midwest Summit will be held April 12th – 14th, 2019 at Augsburg University in Minneapolis, MN.

Dates and Location:

April 12th – 14th, 2019

Ausburg University

Hagfors Center for Science, Business, and Religion

700 21st Ave S

Minneapolis, MN 55454


Coming Soon! Sessions will kick off late Friday afternoon and conclude by Sunday mid-day.


This event is open to the public and we encourage all to attend! The content is mostly geared towards students and higher education professionals. Sessions will also be applicable for treatment providers, clinicians, educational professionals, family members, policy makers, and all other collegiate recovery stakeholders.

To see full information, please visit the Academy Registration page. To register for this event, please click here.

If interested in sponsoring the Mid-Atlantic Collegiate Recovery Leadership Summit, please visit the Sponsorship page or email Tim Rabolt at

FAQ and Contact Info:
For frequently asked questions about the Academy, please visit the FAQ page. If you have additional questions about the Academy or Midwest Collegiate Recovery Summit, please email us at

Travel & Accommodations:


Courtyard Minneapolis Downtown

1500 S Washington Ave

Minneapolis, MN 55454

Plan to travel on Friday, April 12th. Check out will be mid-late morning on Sunday, April 14th. Programming will be on Friday evening, all day Saturday, and Sunday morning.

If driving, there is on-site parking available for the following amount:

Daily – $22

If flying, book your flight to the following airport:

Minneapolis (MSP) 

No shuttle available to/from hotel to airport.

Hotel direction: 9.7 miles NW

Lodging -ARHE has a block reserved for lodging at Courtyard Minneapolis Downtown.

Queen Room
$140/night for 1-4 people (plus taxes + fees)

King Room
$140/night (plus taxes + fees)

Students who are accepted into the Leadership Academy will not be responsible for booking/paying for their accommodation.

About the Academy

Co-hosted by ARHE and S.A.F.E. Project (Stop the Addiction Fatality Epidemic), the Collegiate Recovery Leadership Academy is a fellowship program for any college student who is passionate about the intersection of collegiate recovery, leadership, and service. This opportunity is open to students who are in recovery as well as recovery allies.

Once accepted, students will participate in the Academy through the end of the academic year. Upon acceptance, students will design and execute an impact project to improve collegiate recovery supports, policies, or perception on a local, regional or national level. The time commitment for the project will vary, but students can plan to spend roughly 2-4 hours per week on their project.

Apart from the project, accepted students will receive a scholarship to attend one Academy Leadership Summit in the fall, winter, or spring (depending on their location and other deciding factors). The summits will be open to the public and will feature speakers, workshops, and additional content focused on the intersection of collegiate recovery, leadership, and service. More information can be found on their respective tabs above. Accepted students will also receive a scholarship to attend the 10th National Collegiate Recovery Conference in Boston from June 29-July 2, 2019. At the conference, they will present the results of their projects to the conference attendees. Travel expenses for both events will be covered for those accepted into the Academy.

Students will be assigned a mentor that will serve as a project advisor and resource. The extent of the mentor/mentee relationship will ultimately be up to the student and the assigned mentor. The intention is to provide the student with someone in the recovery field who can help guide, encourage, and inspire the student throughout the duration of academy enrollment.

For additional questions, email us at

Applications & Registration

Thank you for your interest in participating in The Collegiate Recovery Leadership Academy! If you are a college student wishing to apply for enrollment, simply click the application button above or below to get started. If you have any trouble, please email

If you are interested in attending one of our Leadership Summits to learn more about The Academy and collegiate recovery, you can register below. Pricing information can be found below as well.

The Mountain Region Summit will  be held January 25th – 27th, 2019 at Keystone Resort in Keystone, CO.

The Midwest Summit will be held April 12th – 14th, 2019 at Augsburg University in Minneapolis, MN.

2018-2019 Registration Prices:

Student (Non-Academy student):
Early Bird- $25
Regular- $45
Late- $45

ARHE Member:
Early Bird- $75
Regular- $100
Late- $125

Early Bird- $125
Regular- $150
Late- $175


Thank you for considering to sponsor The Collegiate Recovery Leadership Academy! We have options available that range from small yet significant contributions towards one of our Leadership Summits all the way up to the top sponsorship of The Academy as a whole. Your organization’s support helps to transform the field of collegiate recovery as well as directly benefiting countless students. A full suite of benefits and opportunities are available to our generous sponsors.

For more information, please email Tim Rabolt, Executive Director for the Association of Recovery in Higher Education. Tim can be reached at


Do I have to be in recovery from substance use or a member of a collegiate recovery program to apply?

No! Students with lived experience are encouraged to apply, but this is not a requirement. We believe that allies play a valuable role in efforts to improve recovery supports and lessen the impact of substance use disorder.

Is the application open to students at all colleges?

Yes, we encourage students from colleges of all varieties to apply. The academy is open to both colleges that currently have collegiate recovery programs (CRPs), as well as those that do not.

What does participation in the academy consist of?

Academy participation consists of the following:

  • Creation and execution of an impact project
  • Participation in mentorship program
  • Participation of webinars and check-in calls
  • Completion of final evaluation
  • Attendance at regional summit
  • Attendance and presentation at national conference


What is the academy participation schedule/timeline?

September 26 Applications Close
Early October Application decisions sent out
Mid-October Welcome Webinar
October 2018 – May 2019

Student Project Planning & Execution

Webinar Attendance

Mentor Check-ins

June 2019 Final Report and Presentation Prep
June 29 – July 2, 2019 Attend 10th National Collegiate Recovery Conference in Boston


Students will also be required to attend a weekend event in their nearest region. Event date and locations are:

Mid-Atlantic Washington, DC area November 9 – 11, 2018
Mountain Colorado January 2019
Midwest Minnesota April 2019


What if I can’t make it to the event in my region?

If you are unable to attend the event in your region on the dates scheduled, please let the team know upon acceptance to the academy so that we can make plans for you to attend in an alternate region.

How much time should I expect to commit to the academy and my project?

While we will not be setting strict time requirements around your projects, 100 hours minimum for the year is a good target. The amount of time that it takes to execute your project will vary based on the scope of your project, among other factors.

Will we get to choose our own mentors?

No, Academy staff will select your mentor. We will do our best to find you a mentor whose expertise closely matches the subject matter or approach of your project.

Are all student participation costs covered?

Yes! The costs of travel, transportation and meals will be covered for each student’s attendance at both the regional event and the national conference. Students will also be provided with a modest budget to support project execution.

What exactly is the regional event?

The regional event will be an opportunity for students to network with cohort peers, hear from leaders of the recovery movement, and participate in workshops meant to strengthen students’ leadership skills. The event will educate students on the servant leadership model and its importance in the collegiate recovery movement, equip attendees with tools and knowledge for addressing the opioid epidemic, and prepare participants to be effective recovery advocates.

What if I can’t make it to the event in my region?

If you are unable to attend the event in your region on the dates scheduled, please let the team know upon acceptance to the academy so that we can make plans for you to attend in an alternate region.

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A Collegiate Recovery Program (CRP) is a college or university-provided program that includes a supportive environment within the campus culture. CRPs reinforce the decision to engage in a lifestyle of recovery from addiction/substance use disorder. It is designed to provide an educational opportunity alongside recovery supports to ensure that students do not have to sacrifice one for the other.

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