Collegiate Recovery Center
Collegiate Recovery Center

Space to Grow

The University of Oregon's Collegiate Recovery Center delivers peer support services to students experiencing substance use issues and provides opportunities for individuals to develop relationships within the recovery community. Through individual consults, group sessions, support meetings, and recovery events, the center helps students achieve their personal goals for recovery.

The CRC welcomes all students at the University of Oregon regardless of their sobriety status. We recognize the many pathways by which recovery is pursued and value all forms of recovery. Whether students choose to attend 12-step groups, seek treatment in the wider community, or are interested in exploring lifestyle changes that reduce substance use, we can help. We are a member of the Association of Recovery in Higher Education, and our staff have lived experience in recovery and are certified addiction and substance abuse prevention professionals.

We are a member of the Association of Recovery in Higher Education


CRC Hours

Monday: Noon–4:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Thursday: 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Friday: 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Closed weekends

During academic breaks, please refer to our Instagram page for our current hours.

The CRC is located in the EMU, Room 331. Taking the elevator outside of Bartolotti’s (ground floor) up to the third floor is recommended.


Connect with the Collegiate Recovery Center

Weekly Meetings

Open to CRC students and other students in recovery.

Recovery Group
Tuesdays and Fridays at noon
Location: CRC (EMU 331)

Adult Children of Alcoholics
Tuesdays at 3:30 p.m.
Location: CRC (EMU 331)

Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous*
Thursdays at 7:00 p.m.
Location: CRC (EMU 331)
*Not a UO-affiliated meeting

Components of Recovery

The Collegiate Recovery Center assists recovering college students with a comprehensive support system of social and recovery support, mentorship, and life skills training.

Support Seminar

Individuals have the opportunity to participate in this one-hour weekly group designed to foster relationships among recovering students and to provide a space for students to receive feedback and guidance from peers and staff.

Recovery Meetings

If you would like to start a support meeting, we are more than willing to help. We can also connect you with community meetings including Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), Narcotics Anonymous (NA), Refuge Recovery, SMART Recovery, Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous (SLAA), Families Anonymous, and Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACOA).

Community Service

Service is often crucial to maintaining long-term recovery. The CRC can connect students with various volunteer and service opportunities in the broader campus and Lane County communities.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is recovery?

SAMSHA defines recovery as “a process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live a self-directed life, and strive to reach their full potential.” At the CRC, we aim to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to navigate this process. While there is no one size that fits all-approach, many people find 12-step groups, individual counseling, lifestyle changes, and new social groups to be highly beneficial. 

How do I know recovery is right for me?

Before entering recovery, many individuals experience symptoms associated with substance misuse—low mood, cravings, an inability to stop, physical health problems, and interpersonal issues like failing to uphold commitments. Additionally, there may be family members or friends who have suggested they seek help. 

Isn’t recovery boring? 

Absolutely not! Many find the freedom of recovery to be an opportunity to explore different hobbies, discover new passions, and find out what truly inspires them. From biking, painting, hiking, writing, skiing, playing music and more, individuals in recovery engage with activities they may never have thought possible.  

How can the CRC help?

Many people considering recovery can be unsure of their desire for change. The CRC meets students where they are and provides opportunities for honest, open dialogue. We can help those new to the process by providing mentorship and guidance for navigating the initial stages of recovery. For those already established in their recovery, the CRC hosts 12-step meetings, creates a sense of community through our designated space on campus, and provides opportunities for recovering students to connect with one another. If you or someone you know is struggling with their substance use, email us at

Get Educated

The CRC leads and collaborates on numerous educational trainings specific to recovery and alcohol and other drug education.

Recovery Ally Training

This training provides education on substance use disorders and the process of recovery. Participants will learn to: confront and reduce the stigma of addiction; demonstrate ways to effectively support persons who may be struggling with substance use; and foster and inclusive environment for those in recovery.

Collegiate Recovery 101

Participants will learn about the current landscape of collegiate recovery and what specific resources are available to the recovery community at the University of Oregon.

Other Alcohol and Drug Topics

In collaboration with Substance Abuse Prevention and Education team, learn in depth about specific substances, how to support friends and community members, and other harm reduction tips focused on safe substance use.

Request a Training

Get Resources

A wide variety of resources exist to serve students in recovery and provide information to family and friends concerned about someone's substance use. Support groups, family programs, and sober-living houses are a few of the off-campus resources available to students and community members.

On campus, Counseling Services can provide individual therapy and refer students to providers who may best suit their needs. Screening tools like the AUDIT and CUDIT assessments and the ScreenU platform provide individuals with the opportunity to reflect on their use of substances.