St. Cloud State University is proud to offer a Recovery Community designed to provide 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 while in recovery.
The Recovery Community supports those who have struggled with excessive use of alcohol or drugs and now recognize the need to completely abstain and make a commitment to quality sobriety as they pursue their education at St. Cloud State University. The St. Cloud State University Recovery Community is located in Coborn Plaza. This new facility provides a perfect environment for students committed to their recovery while also pursuing a degree in higher education and participating as members of a traditional college community.
St. Cloud State University joins a unique list of other leading university campuses across the country who have established recovery communities. These programs have proven successful as their students have emerged as campus leaders including achieving higher average GPAs than their campus peers.
Coborn Plaza offers each student a single bedroom in a four person apartment unit that is fully furnished with a shared kitchen, living room and on site meeting rooms. This environment helps to mitigate the impact of “non-recovery” student behaviors that present negative consequences related to excessive or high risk drinking.
The St. Cloud State University Recovery Community consists of
the following key elements:
- Supportive Housing
- Customized Programming
- Clinical Services
As with all SCSU students, those participating in the Recovery Community have to be a fully admitted student to the institution, and pay tuition, room and dining fees. However, there are no additional costs to being a member of the Recovery Community. Each participant is required to complete and abide by a Recovery Community Agreement, pledging to maintain sobriety and foster identified community outcomes. Acceptance into the Recovery Community requires admittance to the University and completion of Recovery Community Application packet, interview and acceptance by the Recovery Community supervisory team.
For more information:
On Admission to St. Cloud State University:
Office of Admissions:
On the Recovery Community:
Department of Residential Life