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This center provides a safe haven for students in recovery, allowing them to further their education and their recovery with a supportive, sober social environment and recovery support services. The program is based on the understanding that, given the chronic nature of addiction, continuing care and a supportive peer community is essential to maintaining recovery and preventing relapse.

The CUCRC is open to any student who wants support for their recovery or is interested in being part of a healthy, sober community. It offers a welcoming resource lounge, support meetings on campus, sober social events, sober campus housing and one-on-one recovery coaching by professional staff. A recent study demonstrated that, 96.6% of students who get involved with a collegiate recovery program go on to actively maintain their recovery following graduation. We sincerely wish this Center had been around during Sam’s years at CU. It could have made all the difference. We are dedicated to helping it support other students in need.

The stories of those who have taken the important step of becoming part of the CU Collegiate Recovery Community are powerful, inspirational and often heartbreaking. Please take a moment to learn about the experiences of some of the students involved with the program in the testimonials section below.

Your support of my walk will go directly to the Samuel Deford Scholarship Fund at the University of Colorado. By supporting this fund, you can become part of the desperately needed national effort to address substance use on college campuses and make a difference in the lives of these students. They deserve all the support we can give them