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Make a Difference Giving to Michigan State University
  • $3,100 RAISED OF $5,000 GOAL


  • Louise Szabo $100
  • Anonymous Donor $260
  • Michael Szabo $200
  • Alexis Gannon $25
  • Amy Rhoads $200
  • Spenser Warren $50
  • Laura Brisboe $50
  • Cheryl Roberts $15
  • John Hart $50
  • Sheryl Wilhelm $20
  • Marilyn Bria $100
  • Sheri Dagner $20
  • Kathy Crawley $25
  • Ken Dagner $250
  • Bridget Paff $20
  • Kimberly McColl $50
  • David Bergman $20
  • Kimberly Gannon $100
  • Jeffrey Young $50
  • Beverly Kohn $500
  • John Nowakowski $50
  • Danny Daniels $10
  • Nina Brown $500
  • Julie Smith $25
  • Jeanne Kapenga $50
  • Norma Keech $10
  • anne porritt $150

MSU Collegiate Recovery Community

In 2013, three MSU students met to create a space where students in or seeking recovery could find fellowship and support. The group named themselves the Traveler’s Club, and they have since become a registered student organization. It is around these students that the university’s Collegiate Recovery Community (CRC) has been built.

The CRC is a campus safe haven where students in recovery from addiction are free to be themselves. Our 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 CRC and its programs are designed to empower students to thrive in the fullness of the college experience, free from alcohol and other drugs.

Your Support Will Make a Big Difference

Your support will ensure that MSU students have a sober place to learn and grow. Housed in the Student Services Building, the CRC provides a 24/7 lounge where students know they will feel safe and accepted. Members of the CRC participate in weekly meetings, team building retreats, community service projects, sober social events, and life skill workshops. These services are provided within an environment that facilitates connection and support.

Project Budget

All gifts to the CRC will fund direct services and programming for MSU students in recovery and those affected by addiction. Funds raised through this campaign will supply food and amenities for the CRC lounge, support a stipend for our Student Leader, and enable continued workshops and events.

There are an estimated 752 students on this campus seeking help for their substance use disorder right now. We are dedicated to ensuring their academic and personal success. Monetary support helps the CRC enhance its presence on campus, and we anticipate that as our program grows and gains visibility, so too will the number of students who seek help and enter recovery.

Who We Are

The Health Promotion Department of Student Health Services challenges the health attitudes, behaviors, and perceptions of our community through education, environmental management, and harm reduction efforts so that our students are free to pursue their academic and professional goals. The department offers a wide array of campus and classroom educational programs, health promotion campaigns, and individual counseling services. The CRC is spearheaded by MSU staff and students living in long-term recovery.

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 18OOPCF1CRC” in the note section.

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