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Center for Students in Recovery

The Center for Students in Recovery (CSR) at Our Lady of the Lake University is the first Collegiate Recovery Program (CRP) at a Catholic University in the United States. The CSR provides a supportive community where students in recovery, and in hopes of recovery, can achieve academic success while using a holistic approach to strengthen the person and community on their path to recovery.

Students gathered together holding up wings up hand symbol

The goal of the CSR is to normalize recovery by spreading awareness and reducing the stigma of addiction by bridging the gap with a compassionate joint effort of the people who desire inclusiveness. Students at any stage of recovery, and allies, at any point in their academic journeys are welcome.

The CSR offers a community to students in recovery from a substance use disorder as they pursue their educational goals. All OLLU students are welcome. The CSR includes undergraduate, graduate, traditional, and nontraditional students. The OLLU CSR also welcomes students from other area universities.

CSR Programming

The CSR offers student-organized and led peer support group meetings, sober social activities, and educational programming. The CSR is a member of the Association of Recovery in Higher Education (ARHE) and participates in national conferences. CSR is in collaboration with Stop the Addiction Fatality Epidemic (SAFE Project) where scholarship opportunities are available for the Collegiate Recovery Leadership Academy.

Signature events supported by the CSR include the speaker series every September during National Recovery Month and the Awareness at the Lake Event in the spring.


May Divine Providence guide our Life Purpose with the shared vision of strength in Sobriety, Serenity, and Gratitude one day at a time.