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Collegiate Recovery Community

The Health and Counseling Center is excited to announce the start of a Collegiate Recovery Community (CRC)!

The CRC offers a community lounge, alcohol and drug-free social events, support meetings, peer mentoring, and educational seminars and events. The CRC is a supportive environment within the campus culture that reinforces the decision to pursue sobriety. It is designed to provide academic excellence alongside recovery support to ensure that students do not have to sacrifice one for the other.

For more information, please feel free to contact us at [email protected] or (303) 871-3699.

Upcoming Events - Get Tickets Now!


CRC Tailgate and Hockey Game

Saturday,  October 19, 2019

Sober tailgate starts at 5:00 pm.
CRC (White Cottage)
1931 S. York St.
Denver, CO 80208

Game starts at 7:07 pm.
Magness Arena
Departure from the CRC at 6:30 pm.

Contact Waltrina DeFrantz-Dufor at 303-871-3423 or [email protected]

 The Colorado Behavioral Health and Wellness Summit

Presented by the Mental Health Center of Denver, the University of Denver, and Envision:You

October 21-24, 2019

Register here for the event.


"We Are Not A Glum Lot II"

Friday, November 1, 2019
8:00 PM
Lindsay Auditorium ~ Sturm Hall
In advance  - $20
At the door - $25
For more information contact the CRC at 303-871-3423

Important updates

NOW ACCEPTING Spring 2020 Recovery Housing applications.  

The first priority application deadline is October 23, and the second priority deadline is November 11. The housing deposit deadline is Monday, December 2, 2019.

Recovery Housing, located in Mesa Apartments, is a community intended specifically for students pursuing recovery from substance use and/or behavioral addictions and would be best served by a community that is dedicated to a supportive recovery lifestyle. Priority for this community is given to applicants who demonstrate a dedication to their own recovery and the recovery of others.

One bedroom and two bedroom spaces are still available!

To apply, click the link above.

Weekly Meeting Schedule



5-6 PM All Recovery Meeting - CRC House - 1931 S. York Street

This fellowship meeting is for students, staff, and faculty in recovery. All paths and phases of recovery are welcome here. Each meeting will have a topic lead by members or staff.


12-1 PM Alcoholics Anonymous - "1931" - CRC House - 1931 S. York Street

Alcoholics Anonymous is an international fellowship of those who have had a drinking problem. This meeting is open to anyone who wants to do something about their drinking problem.

*Though some autonomous groups may make use of the CRC space, the CRC is not allied with any one particular recovery pathway.


5-6 PM CRC Meeting - CRC House - 1931 S. York Street

This combined business and peer support meeting is open to all who have experienced, or seek to be in support of, recovery and contribute to the CRC. We will discuss CRC happenings, make plans, and share about use disorders/addictions and recovery.


5-6 PM Al-Anon - CRC House - 1931 S. York Street

Al-Anon is a mutual support program for people whose lives have been affected by someone else's us of alcohol. By sharing common experiences and applying the Al-Anon principles, families and friends of alcoholics can bring positive changes to their individual situations.

*Though some autonomous groups may make use of the CRC space, the CRC is not allied with any one particular recovery pathway.

6:30 -7:30 PM Students for Recovery (SFR) Meeting - CRC House - 1931 S. York Street

These meetings serve as a time for students in recovery and their allies to gather with CRC staff to develop their leadership skills as well as use those skills in real time to advocate for ways to make our campus more recovery-supportive.


9:30-11 am The Breakfast Club- CRC House - 1931 S. York St.

Bring your breakfast or brunch and come hang out! This meeting is largely unstructured and will be lead by members who attend. This is a great meeting to make weekend plans and reflect on the week.


The Collegiate Recovery Community now offers Opioid Overdose Response Training & "Recovery is Spoken Here" ally training!

Collegiate Recovery Program: What is it? (30 minutes)

Participants interested in becoming supportive – and supported - members of our DU community recovering from alcohol and other substances are encouraged to register for the Collegiate Recovery Program training. The Collegiate Recovery Program is designed to ensure that no one has to sacrifice academic excellence or a social belonging for their recovery. Through the Collegiate Recovery Community (CRC), DU provides a social and study space for those in recovery and those whose lives have been affected by substance use and behavioral disorders. Through this interactive workshop, participants will be able to understand:

  1. The prevalence and complexities of recovery;
  2. Why there is a need for the Collegiate Recovery Program;
  3. What services the Collegiate Recovery Program provides; and
  4. How to support the Collegiate Recovery Community as a member of the DU Campus.

Opioid Overdose Response Training (Narcan) (30 minutes)

Attendees of Opioid Overdose Response Training will learn how to identify an overdose emergency, how to obtain and utilize Narcan (naloxone HCl), gain insight regarding the Good Samaritan Law, and prepare for aftercare once someone is brought out of an overdose. Each training is scheduled for one hour.

Recovery Ally Training: Recovery Spoken Here (60-90 minutes)

Provides awareness and skills to better support those in recovery from, or experiencing, substance use disorders. Additionally, attendees will learn how to utilize the Collegiate Recovery Program.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the CRC?

The CRC is located on campus in a small white cottage at 1931 S. York Street. The house is where meetings are located as well as open social and study space.

How do I get involved with the CRC?

Getting involved can be as simple as coming in the front door! If a student is more comfortable first calling or contacting CRC staff via email, we welcome that as well.

Do you offer/when are 12-Step meetings?

The CRC does offer peer support recovery meetings, although not all meetings are 12-Step focused. Any updates/changes to the above meetings schedule will be posted to the [email protected] social media pages for more information on meetings and events.

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What are the requirements for participation?

48 hours of sobriety is required to participate in CRC events and utilize the CRC space. If there are any questions or concerns about this, feel free to reach out to CRC staff!

What if someone needs one-on-one substance use counseling?

Briana Johnson, an HCC Staff Counselor and the Coordinator of Alcohol and Other Drug Support Services, could be a possible resource for counseling or a referral. The CRC itself does not provide clinical substance use counseling, detox, Intensive Outpatient Programs, or inpatient care, but has the information to provide a referral.

What if I/my student are pursuing Medication-Assisted Recovery

The HCC does not currently offer those services, but would be glad to help you find assistance in the community.

What if someone is interested, or just curious about recovery?

Contact us via email at [email protected] or call us (303-871-3699)!

Is the CRC free?

Yep! Some special events (sporting events, trips, etc.) may request additional funds, but generally the CRC is available at no cost or commitment.

What if I'm looking to give/receive support but I'm not a DU student?

While the CRC is primarily for DU students, we welcome all who are interested or who believe they would benefit from our community.

Community Resources

Looking for resources in the community that provide treatment, meetings, and other services for substance use disorder? Here's a map of resources we recommend in the Denver area!

This "Addiction Resource Hub" can be used to search for treatment and support resources in Denver and around the country.

If you're looking specifically for community mental health providers, our Counseling Center Referral System may be helpful as well!

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