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Collegiate Recovery Community (R.I.S.E.)

Recovery to Inspire, Share and Empower (R.I.S.E) is OHIO’s collegiate recovery community. It provides support and resources to students in recovery, 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 collegiate recovery community 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 where students can drop in between classes, study, attend meetings and engage in meaningful fellowship. R.I.S.E. creates an exciting sober environment for students to connect, engage and thrive. 


RISE support meetings are being held virtually via Teams until further notice. The meetings are open and the links to join the meetings can be made available to you by contacting Ann Addington, addingto@ohio.edu.

Fall 2021 RISE Meetings

A weekly Collegiate Recovery meeting RISE is held every Friday from 3 pm – 4 pm in Baker 313. Students in recovery, students seeking recovery, students affected by the addiction of a loved one, and students with other addictive behaviors are welcome to attend.

Individual meetings with a RISE staff member can be scheduled anytime by contacting Ann Addington, addingto@ohio.edu.

RISE Lounge

The Collegiate Recovery Community RISE Lounge in Baker Center 313 is open daily 8 am – 5 pm. The lounge will be staffed during the following times. Please feel free to stop by during these hours to speak with a staff member.

  • Monday 12 pm – 4 pm
  • Tuesday 2 pm – 5 pm
  • Wednesday 9 am – 4 pm
  • Thursday 1:30 pm – 4 pm
  • Friday 10 pm – 4 pm

The lounge is open to students, staff, faculty, alumni, and visitors. 

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 space! If you are interested in becoming a Recovery Ally and joining Ohio University Recovery Allies, contact Ann Addington, addingto@ohio.edu.

Recovery Resources

Virtual AA meetings: https://www.onlinegroupaa.org/

Virtual NA meetings: https://virtual-na.org/

Virtual SMART Recovery: https://www.smartrecovery.org/smart-recovery-toolbox/smart-recovery-online/

CPS Recovery Resources page: Recovery Resources

Connect with CRC on Social Media

Twitter: @OU_CRC

Facebook: @OUCRC

Instagram: @OU_CRC