Midwest REgion

University of Iowa

Program Details

Established: 2017
Region: Midwest
State: Iowa
Program Contact: Heidi Schmitt
(319) 335-7294

About the Program

The University of Iowa Collegiate Recovery Program was founded in 2017. We are housed within the Division of Student Life and are a sponsored by a partnership between Student Wellness, University Counseling Service (UCS), and Office of the Vice President for Student Life. We have a recovery space housed in the Iowa Memorial Union where our programming is held. We have two part-time staff coordinators based out of Student Wellness and UCS. We are considered a small program but are growing. We offer support groups, workshops, open office hours and are working to add more community events. We also offer a Recovery Ally Training for students, faculty and staff and are committed to reducing the stigma associated with recovery and substance use disorders. Students can drop into CRP events at any time. The University of Iowa CRP provides an environment that supports the therapeutic and educational needs of Iowa students who are considering recovery, in recovery, or wanting to support those in any stage of recovery from addiction.


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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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