Mountain REgion

University of Denver

Program Details

Established: 2018
Region: Mountain
State: Colorado
Program Contact: Waltrina E. DeFrantz-Dufor
(303) 871-3423


SRCRA Reviewed

About the Program

The Collegiate Recovery Program (CRP) at the University of Denver (DU) provides a supportive environment that is respectful of all recovery pathways, sobriety, and wellbeing. The CRC provides a social and study space for those in recovery and those whose lives have been affected by substance use and behavioral disorders. Support services include a dedicated apartment building for recovery housing, scholarships, social and recreational events including, recovery support meetings, recovery coursework for credits, servant leadership development, the Students for Recovery student organization, and family support. All members of the DU CRC have 24-hours access to the Collegiate Recovery Center which is located just two doors away. The DU CRP provides a comprehensive and collaborative support team including a full-time therapist, nutritionist, coordinator, and director for the Collegiate Recovery Center, fondly known as the “Cottage” on campus. We provide an umbrella of care by coordinating support between the Office of Advising and Academic Services, the Disabilities and Services Program, Student Outreach and Support case managers, and the Learning Effectiveness Program.

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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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