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Support MSU’s Collegiate Recovery Community

There are an estimated 1,534 students at MSU in recovery and seeking help for their substance use disorder right now (2018 NCHA Survey of MSU Students). The Collegiate Recovery Community (CRC) provides a safe and supportive campus community in which these students can successfully achieve their academic, personal, and professional goals. Housed in the Student Services Building, the CRC provides 24-hour access to a dedicated lounge space where students in recovery know they can find support from staff and peers. Student members participate in weekly meetings, team-building retreats, community service projects, sober social events, and wellness workshops. MSU is the first college in Michigan to offer on-campus recovery housing that provides a safe and supportive living environment where students in recovery can have a real college experience without the use of alcohol or drugs. The CRC and its programs are funded in large part by grants and donations from people like you.

 CRC Student Taylor shares his experience

Your Support Will Make a Big Difference!

Your support will ensure that MSU students have a sober place to learn and grow. All gifts to the CRC help 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. Monetary support also 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.

CRC Student Will shares his experience

Who We Are

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 was formalized and continues to grow. Similarly, the development of on-campus recovery housing was also student-driven; creating investment on behalf of the students and ensuring that programming is engaging, enjoyable, and effective. Students involved with MSU’s CRC report an average duration of sobriety of about thow years and are some of the most successful students at our institution: 81% report a cumulative GPA above 3.0, with 33% above 3.5.

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.

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 19OOPCF1CRCSPRN” in the note section.

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