Midwest REgion

Michigan State University

Program Details

Established: 2013
Region: Midwest
State: Michigan
Program Contact: Dawn Kepler

About the Program


The initiation of our Collegiate Recovery Community occurred in March of 2013 when three students in recovery met in an effort to build a “place” where recovering students could find support and fellowship. The group named themselves the Traveler’s Club and they have since become a registered student organization. It is around these students that Student Health Services’ Health Promotion department has built our current recovery programming. We provide both a student lounge and staff office space for our community. We have no recovery specific housing but do have substance free housing options on-campus. The CRC is staffed by one full time Health Promotion professional who coordinates programming and advises the student group. The small group consists of about 13 members who regularly participate in recovery programming. We offer weekly peer support meetings, on-campus 12-step meetings, sober social events, teambuilding activities, health promotion workshops, community service projects, and advocacy opportunities. Staff is available for individual consultation and provides students with accountability, information, and referrals. Our Collegiate Recovery Community is open to all students in or seeking recovery from addictive disorders and their allies.

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The Association of Recovery in Higher Education (ARHE) is the only association exclusively representing collegiate recovery programs (CRPs) and collegiate recovery communities (CRCs), the faculty and staff who support them, and the students who represent them. ARHE provides the education, resources, and community connection needed to help change the trajectory of recovering student’s lives. We are a network of professionals, administrators, faculty, staff, students, parents and policy makers.

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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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