Cougars in Recovery (CIR) provides students in recovery from addiction a safe and sober environment which assists and supports them as they pursue their academic and professional goals, walk the path of recovery, and participate in the diverse social opportunities available on campus.

Through learning, engagement and discovery, Cougars in Recovery creates an environment in which student success can be ensured. Cougars in Recovery does this by providing students in recovery from substance use and co-occurring disorders the complete college experience minus drugs and alcohol.

CIR weekly Community Check-In (peer-to-peer process group) gives students a safe space to share their struggles and accomplishments with one another and receive supportive feedback. Community members have the opportunity to engage in annual collegiate recovery conferences to collaborate with students in recovery around the country while enriching their own recovery. Additionally, an Outdoor Adventure Learning Experience is offered in both the fall and spring semesters. A group of students and staff travel to National or State parks to camp and hike while incorporating leadership development, team building, and recovery meetings into the trip. These are just a few of the recovery support services CIR offers. To find out more about our additional services please visit the “About Page”.

Our Pledge

  • Empower our students to have quality, lasting RECOVERY through the Collegiate Recovery Community
  • Enrich the lives of our students through SERVICE work within the university, local, state, and national levels
  • Nurture and encourage our students as they walk through their SPIRITUAL journey of Recovery
  • Provide a safe and supportive environment for our students to excel in their ACADEMIC process
  • Create a sense of COMMUNITY among students that will last a life time

Giving to CIR

Interested in donating to the Cougars in Recovery Program? Click the link above and select Cougars in Recovery. Thank you in advance for your support.

Program Application

Cougars in Recovery (CIR) welcomes applicants who are in recovery from alcohol and/or other addictions.


Events and Meetings

Cougars in Recovery hosts a variety of weekly events and meetings. Click the link below to see what is coming up.

Upcoming Events

Contact Us

If you are interested in learning more about CIR, would like to receive regular updates or learn how to get involved, please email us using the button below.

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