The CU Collegiate Recovery Center (CUCRC) is open to anyone who wants support for their recovery or is interested in being part of a healthy, sober community. The CUCRC CORE Member program provides additional support and benefits, including campus housing, scholarships, work-study, group trips, special events, and key access for members to use the Center seven days-a-week.
CORE membership is open to those who demonstrate (via application + personal interview):
Individuals who are not in recovery but choose to live substance-free are also welcome to apply to join the community as a CORE ally member.
CORE members and ally members sign an abstinence agreement and commit to upholding community values and guidelines. This agreement helps to keep the community safe by fostering healthy relationships and reinforcing each individual's commitment to sobriety and well-being, and willingness to support the same for others in the community.
If you have less than 3 months sobriety or are an ally of those in recovery do not practice abstinence yourself, you can still join the community as an Ally Member. Ally Members are able to participate in most programs, though are not eligible for the campus housing option until they can demonstrate at least 3-6 months continuous abstinence.
Core Members of the CU Collegiate Recovery Community are eligible to live in Core Housing - dedicated sober apartment residence halls along Boulder Creek on the north side of campus. Core Housing is open to full-time freshmen, transfer, upperclass and graduate-level CU-Boulder students who are accepted as Core Members and have a preferred six months continuous abstinence from all drugs and alcohol.
We are currently on a waitlist for Core Housing for Fall 2018
CORE housing is located in brick 4-plex residential buildings in Graduate and Family Housing. The 2-student unfurnished apartments include a full kitchen and living room, bathroom and 2 bedrooms with laundry in an adjacent building in the same courtyard. The residence halls are on the Boulder Creek Path on the north side of campus, only a couple of blocks from the CU Rec Center or downtown Boulder.
CORE housing units are filled on a first-come, first-served basis and we often go to a waitlist. If all spots are full, CORE members often pair up with a sober roommate in other housing on or off campus and can participate in all programs and activities as a CORE Member even if living off campus. CORE members can then request to move into CORE Housing when space becomes available.
There is no fee to become a member, and most regular programs are also free of charge. Standard CU housing rates apply for Core Housing. CORE members and ally members receive member discounts on other costs for large group trips or special events sponsored by the CUCRC.
Please note: Students with less than 6 months abstinence may apply to become a CORE member of the CUCRC and participate in its programs, though they may not qualify yet for the CORE housing option or key access to the Center. After developing a foundation in their recovery and meeting the criteria, they may reapply for both benefits at a later date, upon approval by the CUCRC program director.
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