Collegiate Recovery Community
The St. Cloud State University Recovery Community is proud to be the first residential recovery community offered at a public university in the upper Midwest. As such, we offer the highest quality education at an affordable price. In fact, our University is listed in the top 4% of the most affordable universities in Forbes’ “America’s Top Colleges” ranking for 2013.
The St. Cloud State University Recovery Community provides a safe and welcoming environment where students in recovery can receive support while working to obtain a college degree. This residentially based program applies best practice strategies that assist students in developing the behaviors and skills necessary to allow them to succeed academically, personally and professionally while in recovery.
SCSU Recovery Community in the News
The recovery community is the proud recipient of the 2014 MNSCU Innovative Student Affairs Program Award.
About the SCSU Recovery Community
The St. Cloud State University Recovery Community consists of the following key elements:
- Safe, supportive on-campus housing
- Weekly support group meetings
- Clinical services
- Sober social events and activities
- On-site support staff
- Peer to peer support
- Campus and community information, referrals and advocacy
- Community service opportunities
What the SCSU Recovery Community is NOT
This spacious facility offers each student a furnished private bedroom and bath in a four-person apartment unit.
- Private bedroom with individual lock
- Walk through closet with attached private bath
- Apartments are fully furnished, including full-size beds
- Dishwasher, range/stove, microwave, refrigerator, and garbage disposal
- Air conditioning
- Expanded basic cable and internet provided
- Full size washer and dryer in each unit
- Heated/ secured parking garage available
- Convenient retail shops on the first floor of the complex
Those participating in the Recovery Community have to be a fully admitted student to either St. Cloud State University or St. Cloud Technical and Community College and pay tuition, room and dining fees. However, there are no additional costs to being a member of the Recovery Community. In fact, students admitted into the Recovery Community are eligible to receive a $1,000 scholarship each semester they are in the program (Fall and Spring semester).
Information on the estimated cost of attending SCSU.
Students are admitted into the Recovery Community on a first come, first serve basis. We encourage interested students to submit their application materials early in order to secure the best chance for admission into the community.
Each participant is required to complete and abide by a Recovery Community Agreement, pledging to maintain sobriety and foster identified community outcomes.
What if I am not in recovery, but want to get involved?
For More Information:On Admission to St. Cloud State University
Office of Admissions
On the Recovery Community
Department of Residential Life
If you would like to donate to our program, please visit: http://www.stcloudstate.edu/foundation/waystogive/