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  • $5,550 RAISED OF $2,000 GOAL


  • Jennifer Parks $100
  • Erin Meter $10
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  • Ryan Finn $100
  • Erin Meter $10
  • David Graff $20
  • Erin Meter $10
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  • Lisa Adams $100
  • Carol Page $100
  • Bill Wilson $100
  • Kathrine Flavin $50
  • Steve Cohen $50
  • Kelsey Skinner $20
  • Gene Willacker $50
  • Bradley Custer $20
  • Lisa Parker $150
  • Erin Meter $10
  • Kimberly Gannon $40
  • Kenneth Dagner $250
  • Joseph Leto $100
  • Dennis McLaughlin $300
  • Brian Doyal $100
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  • Carla Snell $300
  • Patricia Wright $50
  • Patricia Tischbein $100
  • Jamie Struna $100
  • Laura Brisboe $50
  • Brian Ghannam $250
  • Erin Meter $10
  • Joseph Leto $100
  • Give Green Day Matching Gifts $85
  • Dennis McLaughlin $250
  • Noah Cohen $25
  • Kenneth Dagner $250
  • Beverly Kohn $200
  • Anonymous $400
  • Louise Szabo Vanek $100
  • Heidi Hilliard $50
  • Lisa Parker $15
  • Tiffany Khoury $10
  • John Nowakowski $25
  • Anonymous $50
  • Kristen Gross $50
  • Jamie Struna $200
  • Leonard Gross $100
  • Jenni Hartsuff $50
  • Shari Dann $100
  • Lisa Daniels-Goldman $100
  • Erin Meter $25
  • Kim Gannon $100
  • Lisa Parker $50
  • Michael Kaplowitz $100
  • James Rizer $50
  • Patricia Tischbein $200
  • Sarah Wardell $50
  • Gene Willacker $25

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.

Recovery Housing

For students who are in recovery from a substance use disorder, recovery housing is an on-campus option that offers a safe and supportive living environment where students can have a real college experience without the use of alcohol or drugs. Recovery housing provides the opportunity to form meaningful relationships based on sobriety, friendship, and academic success. Additional resources are offered through Recovery Hhusing, including live-in peer support, 24-hour access to the collegiate recovery lounge, counseling support, academic resources, and organized sober activities. MSU’s data supports the need for recovery housing, with 3.2% of our students reporting they consider themselves to be in recovery. This equates to an estimated number of 1,534 students who may qualify for recovery housing.

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 19OOPCF1CRCGGD” in the note section.

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