About the Collegiate Recovery Community
About the Program
The Penn State Collegiate Recovery Community currently serves about 25 students at University Park. Penn State’s main recovery programming consists of five recovery seminars each week, during which students discuss issues related to being a student in recovery at Penn State. The Collegiate Recovery Community also offers a weekly lunch and a weekly Newcomers Meeting.
The Collegiate Recovery Community coordinates a wide range of activities and travel opportunities; offers academic advocacy, student conduct advocacy, admissions advocacy, and a supportive alumni community. Scholarship and award opportunities are available to active members. Much of our focus is on community building-activities, such as our Wednesday lunches, where students meet at our center between 12:00 PM and 1:30 PM to eat and socialize.
All students wishing to become members of the Penn State Collegiate Recovery Community sign a Membership Agreement in which the member agrees to remain free of alcohol and other drugs, to attend at least one of the peer-support seminars weekly, and to work a program outside the Collegiate Recovery Community, which entails attending 12-step meetings (or an equivalent) and regular work with a sponsor (or equivalent).
Two affiliated organizations are crucial to the Penn State Collegiate Recovery Community: Our affiliated student organization, Lions for Recovery, and our Alumni group, Lions in Recovery.
Although our Program is at University Park only, we welcome any inquiries from students at any Commonwealth campuses, and we are always hoping to involve any Penn State alums who are in recovery or who support recovery at Penn State.