Collegiate Recovery Center
Fall Term Hours
Tuesday: 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Wednesday: noon–5:00 p.m.
Thursday: 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Space to Grow
The Collegiate Recovery Center (CRC) provides an affirming environment in which recovering students can successfully pursue academic, personal, and professional goals. Students carry these experiences with them as they transition toward becoming vibrant community leaders. The CRC is open to all students interested in recovery who are actively pursuing higher education at the UO. You do not need to be a member to access many of the CRC's services; all students are welcome.
Membership in the Collegiate Recovery Center is open to all UO students who are actively pursuing recovery. Students members are asked to be actively engaged with their recovery plan and maintain involvement with CRC activities. If you would like to learn more about the CRC, email us or stop by EMU room 331.
Open to CRC students and other students in recovery.
Tuesdays at noon
BIPOC All Recovery Meeting
Tuesdays at 4:00 p.m.
Trans and GNC All Recovery Group
Wednesdays at 11:00 a.m.
Supporting Each Other on Campus
Many of us come to the UO looking to find our place on campus. Our
hope is that the CRC will provide a supportive community to help you
navigate recovery and achieve academic success. We are students from
all different walks of life, but our recovery is one thing we all share.
Components of Recovery
The Collegiate Recovery Center assists recovering college students with a comprehensive support system of social and recovery support, mentorship, and life skills training.
Members have the opportunity to participate in this one-hour weekly virtual seminar designed to foster relationships among members and provide a space for members to receive feedback and guidance from peers and staff. Weekly Zoom meetings are on Wednesdays from 11:00 a.m.–noon.
AA Fridays at 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Women in Recovery Virtual Meeting, Thursdays at 10:00 a.m.
If you would like to start a support meeting, we are more than willing to help. We can also connect you with community meetings including Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), Narcotics Anonymous (NA), Refuge Recovery, SMART Recovery, Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous (SLAA), Families Anonymous, and Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACOA).
We believe that service is crucial to maintaining long-term, quality sobriety. Our members are active in various service projects and focus on giving back to the community around them.
We Welcome Diversity
The University of Oregon Collegiate Recovery Center fully supports and respects issues of multicultural diversity and individual uniqueness. We view diversity as encompassing a broad spectrum of intersecting identities including ethnic and racial identity; nationality; sexual identity; gender identity and expression; age; ability status; religious and spiritual identity; socioeconomic status; body shape, size, and appearance; and family composition. We recognize the critical impact of intersecting identities on a person’s lived experiences and are committed to creating a safe, welcoming, and affirming environment.
We acknowledge the effects of systemic oppression, discrimination, stereotypes, prejudice, power, and privilege on students’ lives. At times, these factors significantly limit our students from achieving their fullest potential in their educational journey, physical health, and emotional well-being. To counteract this, we take responsibility for contributing to a university campus community that is welcoming and inclusive of all diversity. We strive to live this responsibility by committing to our own life-long process of enhancing our multicultural competency, advocating for our students, and engaging in difficult dialogues about these issues individually and as members of the broader campus and national community.
Are you LGBTQ+? Are you also neurodivergent? This club may be for you!
Neurodivergent is a term referencing anybody who has:
a mental illness/disorder
a personality disorder
a neurological/intellectual/learning disability/disorder
physical brain trauma
Many people within the LGBTQ+ community are neurodivergent in some way, and it can be difficult to find spaces for folks to feel safe and accepted while discussing these topics. This subgroup is a good place to hang out, talk about your experiences, discuss the intersection between queerness and neurodivergency, and to have a good time!
In order to join, we host our meetings over the LGBTESS Discord Server! To join, fill out the survey here: https://oregon.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5jdSlf3KXEuduOW
Meet with Counseling Services Colleen McCarthy, who specializes in working with graduate students, for Let’s Talk on Wednesdays 4-6PM. Let’s Talk is a service that provides easy access to free, informal, and confidential one-on-one consultation with a University Counseling Services staff member. See our website for six additional Let’s Talk days/times offered throughout the week.
Let’s Talk is especially helpful for students who:
Have a specific concern and would like to consult with someone about it.
Would like on-the-spot consultation rather than ongoing counseling.
Would like to consult with a UCS staff member about what actual therapy looks like.
Would like to meet with one of our UCS identity-based specialists.
Have a concern about a friend or family member and would like some ideas about what to do.
How does Let’s (Tele)Talk work?
While typically offered in various campus locations, Let’s (Tele)Talk will be offered via Zoom. As a drop-in service, there is no need to schedule an appointment and no paperwork to be completed. Students are seen individually on a first-come, first-served basis at the times listed below. There may be a wait in the Zoom waiting room if the Let’s (Tele)Talk staff member is meeting with another student. Please wait and we will be with you as soon as we can. Let’s Talk appointments are brief (usually between 15-30 minutes) and are meant to be used on an as-needed basis.
Prevention and intervention rely on collaboration, but often those who work in this field of work find themselves in silos. One gap recognized was lack of connection among alcohol and other drug prevention, intervention, and recovery staff across the state of Oregon's institutions of higher education.
With support from Oregon Health Authority and leadership from the University of Oregon, the Oregon Prevention Coalition was formed.
Since its first meeting in the summer of 2020, the coalition has created a space for staff to build relationships, receive training, and garner statewide collaboration. The coalition meets on the first Tuesday of each month and averages one training each quarter.
Initially focused on public, four-year institutions, as of winter 2021 the coalition is expanding to community colleges. Eventually, the coalition will encompass the state’s private colleges and universities.
Learn more at: https://dos.uoregon.edu/opc
Want to learn how to help a friend in recovery from alcohol or other drugs? Check out this in-person presentation from our How to Help a Friend workshop series! This student-led workshop will last approximately 30 minutes and will teach you tangible skills on how to support a fellow Duck on the road to recovery.