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Elevating the Collegiate Recovery Community

Raised toward our $7,500 Goal
88 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on September 30, at 11:59 PM EDT
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Elevating the Collegiate Recovery Community

In the fall of 2012, a student in early recovery from drug and alcohol addiction reached out to the university. He asked why there wasn’t a program on campus to support students like him. In his emails, he talked about the importance of finding a new peer group and how isolated he felt seeming to be the only person in recovery on campus. He was brutally honest about his struggles cultivating his nascent recovery and how he found it difficult to balance with his studies. This young man was persistent in his emails and made the case for why a collegiate recovery program was needed at The Ohio State University.

It was because of this young man that the Collegiate Recovery Community (CRC) was created in March 2013, in the Student Life Student Wellness Center. The program staff has grown from just a part-time graduate student to now having two full time employees. It’s grown to include a dedicated lounge and space on campus for the community to convene and a recovery residence hall.  Since its inception, the CRC has served over 120 Ohio State students in or seeking recovery.

The CRC provides life-saving and life-changing programming to our students. Some of our major programs and services include:

  • Individualized recovery plans
  • Recovery informed academic advising
  • Dedicated recovery lounge on campus
  • 28-bed recovery residence hall
  • Leadership and professional development
  • Recovery scholarships
  • Sober tailgates
  • Graduation dinner
  • Program orientation

The CRC needs your help to continue creating an extraordinary student experience for our Buckeyes in recovery. We are a program that relies heavily on grant funding along with the support from generous individuals. More and more students are continuing to reach out for help and are returning to school as a result of the CRC, stretching our resources and threatening our ability to provide every student with the opportunity to enter and sustain long-term recovery while also pursuing a degree at The Ohio State University. Help us ensure that no student has to choose between their education and their recovery.

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Giving Step 1

We admitted this is a worthy cause and that making a gift is manageable.


Giving Step 2

Came to believe that giving to this cause will restore them to financial stability.


Giving Step 3

Made a decision to turn our checkbooks and credit cards over to the CRC as we understand them.


Giving Step 4

Made a searching and fearless examination of our bank accounts.


Giving Step 5

Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our giving.


Giving Step 6

Were entirely ready to make a generous contribution to the Collegiate Recovery Community.


Giving Step 7

Humbly asked ourselves if we have been of maximum service to our fellows recently.


Giving Step 8

Made a list of all persons we had contributed to and became ready to collect tax write-offs from them all.


Giving Step 9

Made a direct donation to such persons whenever possible, knowing when doing so that it would immensely help them and others.


Giving Step 10

Continued to make spectacular contributions and when we were unbelievably gratified in so doing, we promptly admitted it.


Giving Step 11

Sought through generosity and compassion to do the next right thing for the Collegiate Recovery Community, hoping only to increase their chances of personal and academic success.


Giving Step 12

Having had a spiritual experience as a result of so much giving, we decided to create an endowment for the Collegiate Recovery Community, and to practice kindheartedness in all of our affairs.

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