Office of Student Life

Collegiate Recovery Community

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What is the Collegiate Recovery Community?

The Collegiate Recovery Community (CRC) is a welcoming and inclusive environment for students in or seeking recovery from substance misuse. Our office as well as our student lounge is conveniently located on campus in 097 Baker Hall, across from the Ohio Union. The CRC is a place where students are empowered to be their authentic selves and support one another while navigating their college experience free of alcohol and other drugs. We serve 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 students and assisting them in utilizing resources on and off campus.

Anyone interested in joining the CRC can attend an open recovery meeting on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. or set up a meeting with CRC staff at

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

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. We do so by providing:

  • Peer-to-peer support
  • Devoted recovery staff
  • Advocacy, information and referrals
  • On-campus support group meetings
  • Wellness workshops
  • Social events
  • CRC student leadership opportunities
  • Service opportunities
  • Recovery scholarships
  • CRC Program orientations and retreats
  • Annual Graduation Dinner
  • Individualized recovery plans
  • Leadership and professional development
  • Scarlet and Gray Tailgates
  • Community meals
  • Designated CRC lounge on campus, 097 Baker Hall

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?

  • Attend our open recovery meeting for students in or seeking recovery. This meeting is held every Wednesday from 5:30-6:30pm in the CRC. Click here for more information on attending.

  • Book an initial meeting with our staff to learn more at

  • If you are not a student in or seeking recovery but would like to know more ways to be involved in the community, please reach out to us at for more information.

Parking and Directions

We are conveniently located on campus in 097 Baker Hall, across from the Ohio Union and the attached Ohio Union Parking Garages. After parking in the garages, exit the garage onto S. College Rd and walk south for less than a block to the intersection of W. 12th Ave and S. College Rd. Baker Hall is located on the west side of S. College Rd.

You can also find pay to park lots and metered parking around Baker Hall, primarily off of 11th Ave.


The Collegiate Recovery Community is not treatment and does not include counseling services, but instead is an added support to your personal recovery. If you are seeking treatment or counseling, we are glad to provide informative resources.

Contact Us

For more information on Columbus recovery, recovery support meetings, sober social events, how to get involved with the CRC, contact us at 614-292-2094 or via email . 

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