Collegiate Recovery Programs
• Approximately 20 Collleges in the Nation have On Campus Recovery Programs
• Listing of schools can be found at www.recoveryschools.org and is published by the Association of Recovery Schools
What you should look for in a collegiate recovery program:
• On Campus Recovery Programs should be well established with a dedicated dormitory on campus for students in recovery
• On Campus Recovery Programs should offer support services such as addiction counseling, 12 step Meetings and Sober Events
• A Sober Community on campus with Sober Fun is key!
• Access to Young People’s AA meetings in the town where the college is located is a huge plus
Sober Dormitory vs On Campus Recovery Program:
What is a sober dorm?
• Sober Dorms are not on campus recovery programs
• Sober dorms require an oath by the student to not use drugs or alcohol in the dorm
• Students living in a sober dorm are not necessarily in recovery.
• Sober dorms do not offer support services for students in recovery
Benefits of a Collegiate Recovery Program:
• On Campus Recovery Programs DO offer the critical support services and community for the student in recovery
• Living with other students in a collegiate recovery setting will offer the sober community your student needs to navigate the college path successfully
Augsburg College and the Step-up Program:
• Augsburg College is a private, four year, liberal arts college in the heart of Minneapolis
• Augsburg has had an On Campus Recovery Program for 16 years.
• The recovery program at Augsburg is called the Step-up Program
• The Step up Program offers students in recovery a dedicated recovery dormitory that is state of the art
• The Step up Program is a community of accountability and support for the student in recovery
• Visit their website at www.augsburg.edu for information on Augsburg College
• Visit the website www.augsburg.edu/stepup/ for information on the Step-up Program at Augsburg
• Excellent article online by Recovery Campus highlighting Augsburg’s Step-up Program can be found at http://RecoveryCampus.com/a-shared-mission/