Office of Student Life

Student Wellness Center

Collegiate Recovery Community

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What is the Collegiate Recovery Community?

The Collegiate Recovery Community (CRC) is a program designed to support students in or seeking recovery from alcohol and other drug 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
  • 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
  • Community meals
  • Designated CRC lounge on campus, 1230 Lincoln Tower

Student Testimonials

“The CRC is an amazing place to make solid foundations and long lasting continued support in all aspects of our lives as we recover together.” –Rob, New Jersey

“The CRC is a safe place for me to go to grow, do my homework and hang out with other people just like me!” – Beth, Georgia

“The CRC allows me to pursue both academics and recovery in a supportive environment and has been a great place to meet amazing like-minded people.” -Michael, Ohio

“The CRC has given me support I needed as a student who in recovery. It is a place that I can go and talk about my challenges in school but also a place where I can share my experience in recovery with other students.” – Alex, Russia

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 and Thursday from 5 p.m. - 6 p.m. in the CRC. 

  • If you are an alumnus in recovery or a recovery ally and are interested in getting involved with the CRC, please contact us at recovery@osu.edu for additional information.

Parking and Directions

Visitor parking is available near the CRC. There are several surface parking options around Lincoln Tower and in the the stadium parking lot. Disability Parking is in the front of building on the corner of Cannon Dr. and John Herrick Dr. and also located on the ground floor near the loading dock entrance.

Be sure to use the Pay-by-Plate Machines to park around Lincoln Tower at the rate of $1.75 per hour. Cash or credit card payments only. There are also a few metered parking spots in front of the Drake Performance and Event Center that are good for one hour and only take quarters.

Below is a link to CampusParc for more surface and garage parking near and around the OSU campus:

Once you have payed to park, the CRC is located on the 12th floor of Lincoln Tower. Lincoln is the tower closest to the Medical Center. Be sure to use the elevator bank on the Student Life Office side of the building. There will be signage to direct you. We are then located up on the 12th floor in suite 1230. 

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 recovery@osu.edu and 614-292-2094 or visit us in 1230 Lincoln Tower.

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