Recovery (noun): A process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live a self- directed life, and strive to reach their full potential - without recreational use of substances.

(SAMSHA, 2017)


At Saint Joseph's University, our mission is to prepare students for personal excellence, professional success, and engaged citizenship.  For students in recovery, we offer a variety of supports that help students grow and develop personally and professionally to thrive on campus and in the community.

We strive to be an inclusive and diverse community that educates and cares for the whole person.  Our resources provide support in all areas of life as we recognize that students are unique individuals with varying needs and goals.  We hope to help all students reach their full potential.

Students tabling at activities fair

Recovery Resources:

For Students in Recovery or Seeking Recovery from a Substance Use Disorder

students standing over an allies of recovery banner

Resources for Allies:

For Friends, Family, Coaches, Faculty and everyone who works with Students

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Saint Joseph's University is a member of the Association of Recovery Schools in Higher Education (ARHE)