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We believe that students in recovery should have a college environment free from shame and stigma, with support and services tailored to their needs and designed with the aid of other students in recovery.
Through the Joan and Tom Skoro Collegiate Recovery Community (CRC) we provide a nurturing environment in which students recovering from substance use disorders obtain recovery support while working towards their collegiate goals. Participation in the CRC opens new opportunities for long-term academic and career growth. New social and professional networks, activities and events help students to build positive life skills while they are supported in their decision to live a life in recovery. The CRC offers students a “typical” college experience without the burden of alcohol or other drugs.
The CRC is not a treatment facility or a halfway house. We do not provide residential or outpatient treatment or work with government entities such as drug court, probation, or parole. We support students at Oregon State University with one or more days of sobriety who want to remain drug- and alcohol-free.
The mission of the Joan and Tom Skoro Collegiate Recovery Community is to provide engaging and understanding support to Oregon State University students in recovery or who are contemplating entering into recovery.
Our recovery community is rooted in the belief that no student should feel alone and that every student should receive 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 through strong and responsive recovery support.
Our doors are open to anyone who is looking for support.
The CRC considers all of its members as part of its family.
We are invested in supporting each other in our journey in sobriety. We are a unified community that holds one another accountable for remaining true to the community's cause and the individual member's stated values.
Our community is built on the trust each once of us has that we all will treat one another with respect.
We are committed to remain open to new and different paths to recovery and will not judge others for their approach. Our community is a safe space, and it is also place to be brave when we are ready. We are committed to sustaining this environment.
As a community we recognize that individuals in recovery will flourish when the mind, body, and soul are nurtured.
Our community commits to partnering with campus and community organizations to create programs that will strengthen our member's recovery and ability to succeed as students at OSU.
Upon inception in September 2012, the advocacy board sought to create and implement a plan for a CRC on Oregon State’s campus. The advocacy board created a vision for OSU’s Joan and Tom Skoro 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.