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Collegiate Recovery Community

Collegiate Recovery Community

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We offer a caring, supportive environment that fosters individual well-being, academic success, and character growth to transform students in recovery into leaders in our community. If you’re a Husker in or seeking recovery from alcohol and drug addiction, we’d like to connect. Please join us in-person for our Husker Recovery Meetings every Friday night during May at 7 p.m. in Husker Hall at 705 N 23rd Street, Lincoln, NE 68503. Masks and physical distancing required.

The college environment can present additional challenges to students in recovery or seeking recovery from addiction. Nebraska’s new Collegiate Recovery Community (CRC) will support a student’s decision to remain sober by connecting students with a community of like-minded peers.

We also welcome students in or seeking recovery from other institutions as well as anyone interested in learning more about recovery at Nebraska.

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Recovery doesn't need to be any more difficult than it already is and that is why we are here to lend a hand to anyone in need of our support.

Jon Haag, student and founding member of the Collegiate Recovery Community

Benefits of the Collegiate Recovery Community

Research shows that students in recovery who participate in collegiate recovery programs attain higher GPAs, higher persistence rates and higher graduation rates.

Students in Nebraska's Collegiate Recovery Community will gain:

  • Social support and fellowship with other students who are in recovery
  • Access to a weekly meeting that is open to all recovery programs and provides a supportive, alcohol and drug free environment to talk with peers
  • Opportunities for leadership in the development of Nebraska's Collegiate Recovery Community
  • Special housing opportunity with other students in recovery in the Selleck Quadrangle starting Fall 2021
  • Referrals to specialized services such as individual counseling, well-being coaching, tutoring, and financial aid
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Thankfully, I found community among those who had faced these challenges before me. They offered guidance, friendship, and showed me a new way to live. I thought I’d be miserable if I gave up substance use - turns out I’ve never been happier.

Tim Anderson, law student in recovery and Graduate Assistant, Nebraska’s Collegiate Recovery Community

The CRC is an anonymous group. Your contact information will be kept private. Someone from the CRC will reach out to you shortly if you click below and provide your contact information.

Get Connected

Apply to Live in the Recovery Community

In partnership with University Housing, the Selleck Quadrangle will be home to the Collegiate Recovery Community. Students who wish to live in the community for 2021-2022 are encouraged to apply by July 1, 2021.

Scholarships of at least $500 are available to students living in the residential community to help with room and board costs.

How to Apply
  1. Download and complete the joint CRC and residental recovery community application. Please note that you do not need to fill out the residential community page if you do not want to live in the residence hall specifically for students in recovery.
  2. Email your completed application to Tim Anderson, tanderson60@unl.edu.
  3. Upon receiving and reviewing your application, CRC staff will connect with you, orient you to the CRC, and schedule a telephone interview.

The CRC serves as the main touch point for students in recovery, both current and future, by acting as a connector of resources on and off campus. The specialized housing for students in recovery enhances the college experience for students in recovery.

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Be a Recovery Ally

Watch the video to learn how you can help support students in recovery. After completing this training, you’ll be able to explain the CRC (Collegiate Recovery Community), use recovery friendly language, summarize ways to be a recovery ally on campus and recognize students in need of recovery.