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SJU is committed to supporting our community of students in Recovery.  Our Collegiate Recovery Program offers students a supportive environment that reinforces the decision to engage in a lifestyle of recovery from substance use.

Our CRP offers students an ability to strengthen their connections on Hawk Hill, helping to increase social, academic, and career focused connections that are part of a vibrant campus experience.

The Recovery Residence at Hogan Hall serves as a center of our collegiate recovery program. In addition to serving as a living learning option for interested CRP members, the Recovery Residence is a community and gathering space for our larger CRP, serving as a hub of social and therapeutic programming, as well as a welcoming environment for SJU students in recovery to connect with each other and CRP dedicated staff.

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Events & Activities

Members of our Collegiate Recovery Program participate in a number of social and fun events to help build connection in our community!  If you are interested in learning more and getting involved with our CRP, please contact Alex Copeland, Recovery Program Manager, at

Allies of Recovery


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The recovery residence serves as an additional support option for students in active recovery. The first-of-its-kind in the Philadelphia region, the residence is staffed and supported by University personnel with deep expertise in collegiate recovery including a dedicated residence manager, an alcohol and drug therapist/clinical advisor, and a case manager in the University’s Office of Counseling & Psychological Services and Office of Student Outreach & Support.

The residence program focuses on individualized recovery plans for each resident. Programming and vibrant social activities are a central part of community building efforts.


Students in Collegiate Recovery Housing have higher graduation rates than the national average. (Laudet, et al. 2014)

95% of Students in Collegiate Recovery Housing maintain their recovery. (ARHE)

Nationally, students in Collegiate Recovery Housing have consistently higher GPAs than the overall undergraduate GPA. (Laudet, et al. 2014)

Recovery Residence Application Process



Alex Copeland

Recovery Program Manager

Office of Student Outreach & Support



Leon Gellert, Psy.D.

Alcohol & Other Drug Therapist / Clinical Advisor

Office of Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS)


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Marci Berney, M.A.

Director / Case Manager

Office of Student Outreach & Support


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