The CU Collegiate Recovery Center (CUCRC) provides support for students in recovery or seeking recovery from substance use and other addictions. The CUCRC offers a welcoming student community and resource lounge, free support meetings on campus, sober social events, and one-on-one recovery coaching and referrals provided by professional staff experienced in recovery.

We are here to help students develop peer-to-peer connections, resiliency and well-being, and to connect CU students, staff and alumni with recovery-related services and others in recovery.

At the CUCRC you can:

  • Find a community of like-minded people
  • Connect with others who are choosing to live substance-free
  • Receive caring, comprehensive support for maintaining sobriety and recovery
  • Share support and accountability with other recovering students
  • Learn and grow through leadership and service

CUCRC Resources

  • A community of students and staff in recovery from addiction and other mental health concerns: All ages, academic levels and pathways of recovery are welcome, from undergraduates to graduates and professional students, as well as staff and alumni. Students at other area schools are also welcome at our meetings.
  • Recovery-supportive programming: options include peer support group meetings (12-Step and other formats), as well as sober social activities, service opportunities and educational programming. We are always open to student suggestions and proposals for other meeting formats or activities.
  • A dedicated space: The CUCRC is your home on campus as a student in recovery. The students and staff here get recovery because they live it. The CUCRC is open 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and Friday 9 a.m. – 3 p.m (and later when we have evening meetings or social events). Stop by any time to have lunch, find support, get some studying done, or just hang out. Some support meetings meet year-round, while others meet only when classes are in session. Check out the schedule for more information.
  • Sober Campus Housing Option:  Our Core Housing program provides the opportunity for CUCRC Core Members to live and learn together in a campus residence hall that is dedicated to being alcohol- and drug-free.
  • Committed people: The CUCRC is run by full-time staff members and part-time assistants who are knowledgeable about recovery and resources that are available on and off campus. We’re here to link you to resources and help you get the support you need. 

Who can use the Center?

The CUCRC is open to anyone in recovery or seeking recovery or interested in being part of a sober community, as well as supportive friends and allies. You do not need to be a CU student to seek resources through the Center or come to a support meeting, though most of those that involved are students.

"(The CUCRC) provides a safe, close knit environment where the energy is one of sincerity... everyone who passes through the doors truly desires to be there." Jonathan G., 10 years sober