Campus Map to Recovery

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Student Health Center:

  • Relevant health care for young adults in recovery, i.e., collaborating with the counseling center and youth-focused, local substance use and mental health treatment programs.

Student Counseling Center:

  • Recovery-friendly services and training, i.e., peer educators, student assistance programs, and trained counselors; and coordination with the Student Health Center
  • Incentives for remaining in recovery, rather than zero tolerance or “three-strikes you’re out” rules, include policies that support the use of screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment (SBIRT) to help identify students who are at-risk of substance use disorders


  • Parent and student awareness of the school’s drug and alcohol policies and programs, starting with the acceptance letter
  • Substance use, mental health, and suicide awareness and prevention, as well as treatment and recovery referral information are made available during freshmen orientation

Residential Life:

  • A social, academic, and residential environment that supports healthy living
  • Residential Advisors who are trained to address recovery issues, with support from the counseling center, health center, and community resources
  • A Greek System that adheres to drug and alcohol policies; encourages community service; and models and advocates sobriety

Student Government:

  • Student-initiated and -supported policies and practices that value alcohol-free events and programs
  • Banning alcohol advertising on-campus
  • No stigma allowed! All students should feel welcome on campus – including those who are in recovery from substance use and/or mental disorders


  • Easy access to a collegiate recovery community for all students (substance-free housing, 12-step programs, community service seminars and volunteer opportunities, a recovery student association, and technical support to other schools hoping to create similar models)
  • Clear and consistent substance use policies, including the restriction of alcohol availability on-campus or according to legal drinking age
  • A major, minor, and/or certificate in addiction-related studies
  • Hiring practices that support clinical professionals with credentials in mental health and substance use prevention and intervention
  • Collaboration with the community’s law enforcement, health care services, and community coalitions

Outside Community:

  • Healthcare facilities, restaurants, bars, businesses, and media outlets (television, radio stations, and newspapers) are aware of the school’s substance use policies, procedure, and programs
  • Strong partnerships with the school’s counseling center, health center, campus police and administration
  • Strict adherence to underage drinking and impaired driving laws (keg registration, open container, zero tolerance, .08 BAC). Also, elimination of local alcohol promotions targeting students

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