Midwest REgion

Ferris State University

Program Details

Region: Midwest
State: Michigan
Program Contact: Kayce Courson KayceCourson@ferris.edu


About the Program

CREW is a partnership between Ferris State University and Ten16 Recovery Network that enables the CRP and recovery support services on campus at FSU. The university supplies the operations budget and the space for student recovery support meetings, and Ten16 provides funding for the staff person through a grant originating in MidState Health. In addition to providing the space for recovery meetings and facilitating recovery peer to peer support groups, CREW also offers Recovery Coaching to students, and recovery plan building and maintenance is part of that process. CREW staff offers a similar version of recovery coaching to the larger campus population known as Wellness Coaching that other students can participate in if they find it helpful, but do not consider themselves in abstinence based recovery. CREW also offers prevention efforts to the larger student population utilizing BASICS and SBRIT models, in partnership with the Office of Student Conduct in the form of student conduct violation sanctions. CREW is also available to deliver education on SUD and the college population by request from university staff and faculty. 

CREW has been in existence since September 2018, and has graduated one student participant at this time. CREW has a sister program located at Central Michigan University that operates in a similar fashion. 

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A collegiate recovery program (CRP) is a College or University-provided, supportive environment within the campus culture that reinforces the decision to engage in a lifestyle of recovery from substance use. It is designed to provide an educational opportunity alongside recovery support to ensure that students do not have to sacrifice one for the other.