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Collegiate Recovery Community

Recovery to inspire, share and empower (R.I.S.E) is Ohio University's collegiate recovery community.

This group provides support and resources to students seeking recovery from alcohol and drug misuse or other addictive disorders, as well as students impacted by the addiction of a loved one or friend.  

The group was created to provide a safe and fun community where students can meet others and make new friends. R.I.S.E. has a designated space in Baker University Center 313, where students can drop in between classes, study, attend meetings, and engage in meaningful fellowship. R.I.S.E. creates a sober environment for students to connect, engage and thrive.  

The Ohio University Collegiate Recovery Community has an institutional membership in the Association for Recovery in Higher Education.

Collegiate Recovery Community Entry Door

Meetings and Lounge Hours

  • RISE Meetings

    Group Meetings

    Check back in August for R.I.S.E. group meeting times!


    Individual Meetings

    Prospective members can email Collegiate Recovery Community Coordinator Neena VanCoppenolle to schedule an individual meeting. 

  • RISE Lounge

    The Collegiate Recovery Community Lounge is open to students, staff, faculty, alumni, and visitors who are members of the CRC, and is open daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Baker University Center 313 when the university is open. 

    Check back in August for information on when the CRC Lounge will be staffed!

Ohio University Recovery Allies

Are you not in recovery but want to support those who are?  If so, Ohio University Recovery Allies, may be for you. As a recovery ally you will learn about recovery inclusive language, educate other OHIO students about recovery and addictive behaviors, support and advocate for people who are in recovery, while making our campus a safer and more inclusive place. If interested, contact Collegiate Recovery Community Coordinator Neena VanCoppenolle at