Office of Student Life

Student Wellness Center

Apply to the CRC

How to Apply

  1. Download and complete our CRC application . Please note, you do not need to fill out the Recovery House specific page if you are not interested in living in recovery specific housing.
  2. Email your completed application to:

    Mackenzie Hogan

  3. Upon receiving and reviewing your application, the CRC staff will connect with you on next steps and an orientation to the CRC community.

If you are interested in living in the Recovery House:

 4. Select two individuals to fill out the Letter of Recommendation form by the date that your application is due. They must also mail or email their letter to Mackenzie Hogan.

5. Contact University Housing if you have any questions regarding the university housing application process at 614-292-8266.

6. You will be contacted for either an in-person or telephone interview with CRC staff.

Admission Process

Once you submit your application, the CRC staff will review the application and get in touch with you about next steps; admission and continued admission in the Collegiate Recovery Community and/or Recovery House are at the discretion of the CRC staff.

Beyond diversity, we seek to create an environment that fosters the learning and celebration of various cultures, embracing the very things that make us different – race, sexual orientation, ability, religion, creed, socioeconomic status, gender expression, criminal justice history, or immigration status – for in these differences live unique perspectives. We will be basing all admittance and continued involvement decisions on your ability to succeed and contribute to the CRC and/or Recovery House.

We encourage diversity and inclusion among our students, and expect all members to uphold this value.


The Collegiate Recovery Community (CRC) and Recovery House at Penn Place serve students in recovery or seeking recovery from drug and alcohol misuse. The CRC enables students to have an authentic college experience while maintaining their recovery.

Admitted students will receive priority registration through the Student Life Office of Disability Services.

What we can do

  • Provide a supportive peer group for students in recovery
  • Connect students with resources on and off campus
  • Provide opportunities for personal growth and development
  • Support the unique challenges and struggles that students in recovery experience
  • Provide meeting space for mutual support group meetings
  • Help students remain on track with their Individual Recovery Plans
  • Challenge students to experience new activities
  • Build school spirit via recovery friendly Ohio State traditions
  • Connect students with service work opportunities
  • Connect students with Ohio State Alumni in Recovery for personal/professional mentorship
  • Provide opportunities for Leadership and Professional development
  • Support students in their post-graduation plans
  • Help students find supportive housing
  • Support students who are utilizing medication assisted treatment

What we don't do

  • Provide individual or family counseling services (we can refer you to other campus and community resources)
  • Provide treatment of any kind
  • Accept students mandated to complete a substance misuse program
  • Drug and alcohol assessments


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.

For more information on the Collegiate Recovery Community, the Recovery House and the application process, please contact Mackenzie Hogan.