Pacfic REgion

Washington state university


Program Details

Established: 2017
Region: Pacific
State: Washington
Program Contact: Patricia Maarhuis


About the Program

Washington State University’s (WSU) collegiate recovery program is a registered student organization (RSO) on campus. We currently meet weekly on Zoom, however, in more normal circumstances we meet on Campus in the Compton Union Building (Student Center) once a week for a recovery meeting. Housing options are in the works and our Residence Life office is supportive of a dedicated space for individuals in recovery. We have a location planned for when the need arises. We do not currently have any paid positions for recovery support but the opportunity for this is certainly something we foresee. Our current student attendance is small. We are supported by multiple offices on campus (Provost’s office, Student Affairs, Residence Life, University Recreation) and when we can resume in person gatherings, we look forward to bowling, rafting, hiking and other fun sober events. We welcome all newcomers and barrier to membership is low. We allow anyone who is interested in or currently engaged in a program of recovery.

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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.