What is the Joan & Tom Skoro Collegiate Recovery Program?

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 & Tom Skoro Collegiate Recovery Program (CRP) 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 CRP 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 CRP offers students a “typical” college experience without the burden of alcohol or other drugs.

The CRP 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.

Mission statement

The mission of the Joan & Tom Skoro Collegiate Recovery Program is to provide engaging and understanding support to Oregon State University students in recovery or who are contemplating entering into recovery.

Our recovery program 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.

  1. Create holistic and responsive support for students in recovery from addiction. This support will take the shape of a unified community that not only strengthens a student's sobriety, but also supports their success as students, leaders, and community members at Oregon State University.
  2. Ensure that both prospective and current students are aware of the Joan & Tom Skoro Collegiate Recovery Program and the benefits it offers, as well as viewing all of OSU as a recovery-supportive home.
  3. Reducing stigma associated with addiction and recovery by expanding and enhancing existing campus-wide dialogue around these issues, including increasing the normalization of the sober student experience.


The CRP 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 program's cause and the individual member's stated values.

Our program 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.