The Collegiate Recovery Center (CRC) on the University of Oregon campus offers a comprehensive continuing support structure to assist recovering college students with recovery support, academic support, mentorship, social support, and life skills training. It is our hope to support students who are actively pursuing recovery from substance abuse, self-harm, eating disorders, and other addictions as they navigate higher education.
A Collegiate Recovery Center provides a nurturing, affirming environment in which individuals recovering from addictive disorders can find peer support while attaining a college education. Five main layers of support include Collegiate Recovery Center Seminar, recovery meetings, individualized academic advising, peer engagement through community service, and scholarship opportunities.
- Collegiate Recovery Center Seminar – All members of the CRC are required to participate in this one-hour educational seminar designed to foster relationships among members of the CRC and to provide an arena in which members can receive feedback and guidance from peers on life issues.
- Recovery Meetings & Other Support – Recovery meetings occur weekly on campus in groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), Narcotics Anonymous (NA), Refuge Recovery, Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous (SLAA), Families Anonymous, and Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACOA).
- Academic Support – Students receive general academic advising from an advisor who understands what it means to be a student in recovery. In addition, by encouraging students to help each other academically, the GPA of many students increases.
- Community Service – The CRC believes that service is crucial to maintaining long-term, quality sobriety. CRC members are active in coordinating service projects that are peer-led and determined each term.
- Scholarship Program –We hope financial assistance will eventually be available to participants who strive (and thrive) to fulfill their commitments to the CRC values.