Spartan helmet
  • $1,450 RAISED OF $1,500 GOAL
  • 17 DONORS


  • Anonymous $100.00
  • Julia LeMense $100.00
  • Anonymous $50.00
  • Lisa Parker $167.00
  • Christine Bardelli $100.00
  • John Lindley $100.00
  • Karen Myers $200.00
  • Denise Benesch $100.00
  • Patricia Tischbein $100.00
  • Leighann Heim $50.00
  • Logan O'Neil $50.00
  • Jill Morningstar $50.00
  • Anonymous $33.00
  • Cara Ludlow $100.00
  • Amy Robinson $50.00
  • Jaimie Hutchison $25.00
  • Anonymous $75.00

MSU’s Collegiate Recovery Community: Sponsor a Student in Recovery

Our Giving Tuesday goal of $1,500 will allow us to support 3 students in the spring semester and provide important resources to keep students engaged in activities conducive to maintaining sobriety. We are asking for your help to expand scholarship opportunities for students in recovery in need of financial support, particularly those who require emergency funds.

The Collegiate Recovery Community (CRC) serves students in or seeking recovery from alcohol and other drug addiction. MSU’s data supports the need for expanding recovery services, with 3.2% of Spartans reporting that they identify as being in recovery - which equates to an estimated 1,600 students who may need recovery supports. The CRC’s mission is to provide a safe and supportive campus community in which students in recovery can successfully achieve their academic, personal, and professional goals.

The smallest act of caring by others has made a major difference in my recovery.

Your Support Will Make a Big Difference

Financial support is particularly important for students in recovery to successfully engage in college as many have used college savings to pay for the cost of treatment, are no longer eligible for federal financial aid, or have other financial responsibilities that stand as barriers to affording higher education. CRC members need your support to help meet the financial demands of being a student in recovery working to overcome these impediments to their academic goals. With your help, Spartans in recovery will be able to apply for up to $500 per semester to cover essential health, wellness, academic, and living expenses such as the following: 

  • $500 = First month rent for a student returning to college after completing a treatment program
  • $400 = Semester of tutoring
  • $200 = Purchase a bike for transportation, exercise, and stress coping tool
  • $100 = Groceries to get a student by until pay day
  • $65 = Grad program application fee
  • $35 = Gas to travel to jobs and recovery support meetings
  • $30 = Student membership in the Association of Recovery in Higher Education (ARHE)
  • $20 = Insurance co-pay so a student can access a needed medication
  • $15 = Participate in weekend sober activities with SOAR (Spartans’ Organization for All Recovery), MSU’s registered student organization for Spartans in recovery and their allies

Make a Gift by Mail:

University Advancement
Spartan Way
535 Chestnut Road, Room 300
East Lansing, MI 48824

*Make check payable to Michigan State University and write “Appeal 24OOPCF1GTCRC” in the note section.

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