Office of Student Life

Student Wellness Center

Collegiate Recovery Community

Please support the Collegiate Recovery Community. Donate to the Student Recovery Fund.

What is the Collegiate Recovery Community?

The Collegiate Recovery Community (CRC) is a program designed to support students in or seeking recovery from drug and alcohol addiction. The CRC and its programs allow students to have an authentic college experience while maintaining their recovery. The CRC also has a designated lounge area conveniently located on campus in 1230 Lincoln Tower that is available to members of the community.  The CRC serves as the main touch point for students in recovery who are either currently attending or plan on attending The Ohio State University by acting as a connector for the students and assisting them in utilizing resources on and off campus.

Check out pictures, upcoming events and student stories on our Facebook page and Twitter account.

What We Offer

The CRC and its programs are designed to empower students in or seeking long-term recovery.  It is our purpose to enhance our students’ quality of life and help facilitate their pursuit of academic, personal and professional goals.

  • Recovery House at Penn Place
  • Peer to peer support
  • Devoted recovery staff
  • Advocacy, information and referrals
  • On campus support group meetings
  • Monthly wellness workshops
  • Social events
  • CRC Student Leadership Board
  • Service opportunities
  • Recovery Scholarships
  • Annual CRC Program Orientation
  • Graduation Dinner
  • Individualized Recovery Plans
  • Ohio State alumni in recovery mentor program
  • Leadership and professional development
  • Scarlet, Gray and Sober Tailgates
  • Monthly community lunch
  • Designated CRC lounge on campus, 1230 Lincoln Tower

Student Testimonials

“Being a part of Ohio State’s CRC has given me so much. I’ve met other people my age that can share in my experiences and recovery. For the first time in my college career, I feel like I make a meaningful contribution and belong to a community on campus.”  – Raylin, Ohio

“The CRC has given me a group of sober friends that can relate to me and my experiences.”  — Jeff, New York

“I was glad to finally find a group of young professionals and students within the college community who have dealt with addiction and recovery. It took me a while to find other students that, I felt, understood my problems from a student’s point of view. I was also encouraged that the CRC did not adhere to any specific recovery methods, but welcomed students of all backgrounds and that ha differing life views.” – Claire, California                                                

“The CRC has helped me to realize my dreams of having a place to belong at The Ohio University State University. This experience has allowed me to use my recovery to help others in an academic environment.” — Christina, Nevada

How can I get involved in the CRC?

  • A formal application is required for both the Collegiate Recovery Community and Recovery House. Apply here!
  • The CRC meeting is for students in or seeking recovery. It is held every Wednesday from 5 p.m. - 6 p.m. in the CRC. *Please note new time*
  • If you are an alumnus in recovery or a recovery ally and are interested in getting involved with the CRC, please contact us at for additional information.

Contact Us

For more information on Columbus recovery, recovery support meetings, sober social events, how to get involved with the CRC and Recovery House, contact us at and 614-292-2094 or visit us in 1230 Lincoln Tower.

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