Oregon State University is committed to our students in recovery by providing engaging and understanding support. Our recovery community is rooted in the belief that no student should feel alone, that every student receives the support they need, in the way they need it, from the people that they find most comfortable. We are here to support the individual student’s efforts in their recovery, academics, and continued success.
What is the Collegiate Recovery Community?
The Collegiate Recovery Community (CRC) provides a nurturing, affirming environment in which students recovering from addiction can find peer support as well as other recovery support services while attaining a college education. Students participating in this community have educational, academic, advisory, community-building, and programmatic opportunities that support their decision to maintain their recovery as well as improve their academics and general life skills. Through this holistic approach to continuing care for recovering students, the CRC helps to provide a normative college experience for students in recovery.
The CRC provides the following to all its members and residents:
- A 24/7 Clubhouse space with:
- Recovery-oriented meetings
- Skills meetings
- Study space
- Kitchen and coffeemaker
- 24/7 support from other members, as well as community staff
- Academic advising
- Sober events and gatherings
- A tight-knit fellowship of sober students in recovery
What the Collegiate Recovery Community IS NOT
The CRC is NOT a treatment facility. We do not provide residential nor outpatient treatment services. We do not work with government programming such as drug court, probation, or parole. We are not a halfway house. We provide support to students at OSU who have been in recovery for a minimum of three months, and desire to continue to live sober. Please see above for a list of the services and support we do offer.
CRC Advisory Board
Upon inception in September 2012, the advisory board sought to create and implement a plan for a CRC on Oregon State’s campus. The advisory board created a vision for OSU’s Collegiate Recovery Community, to best meet the unique needs of our student body. The community was inspired by different aspects of recovery community programs at the University of Vermont, Augsberg College, Texas Tech University, and Rutgers University.
- Susie Brubaker-Cole - Vice Provost of Student Affairs
- Gerry Frank - UHDS Inventory and Asset Manager
- Jim Gouveia – Counselor, Counseling and Psychological Services
- Michael Henthorne – Director, Memorial Union
- Lisa Hoogesteger – Director, Healthy Campus Initiatives
- Alex Matiash – Resident Director of Cauthorn Hall, University Housing and Dining Services
- Robert Reff – Substance Abuse Prevention Coordinator, Student Health Services
- Raphelle Rhoads – Coordinator of Community Conduct, Student Conduct and Community Standards
- Larry Roper – OSU Faculty
- John Ruyak – Collegiate Recovery Community Graduate Assistant
Special thanks to the Stacie Mathewson Foundation as well as the Pepsi Beverage Partnership at OSU.