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Collegiate Recovery Program at Metropolitan State University

Posted March 22, 2021

Have you heard about the Collegiate Recovery Program (CRP) at Metropolitan State University? The CRP is an initiative to support students who are in recovery while completing their credentials. There is a core and extended work group/team that has worked to develop the mission, goals and plans for the program at Metropolitan State. As details are being developed, upcoming events are planned for this semester.

The mission of the Metropolitan State University’s Collegiate Recovery Program is to provide support and resources for students who have challenges with substance use or other behavioral addictions.  We also support students working toward long-term recovery to increase overall well-being and meet educational, professional and personal goals. Students in need of related resources should be directed to contact the work group at

 What’s Next?

The CRP is in the process of planning the following for the remainder of the spring 2021 semester:

  • Develop marketing, including Metropolitan State University web page and Engage – Spring 2021
  • Focus Groups with students to inquire about needs – Spring 2021
  • Recovery-related training for employees and students – Spring 2021

Recovery 101 and Naloxone – Open to any student or employee

Wednesday, March 18, 12-1:30 PM

Tuesday, April 6, 4-5:30 PM

  • One-on-One Support and Groups – Fall 2021

This initiative is possible partially due to our relationship with Recovery Corp (AmeriCorp) which provides the university with an Opioid Response Coordinator.

For more information, email or .

Core Team/Workgroup Members are:

  • Maya Sullivan, Dean of Students - Lead 
  • Gao Lee, Opioid Response Coordinator (Recovery Corps/AmeriCorps)   
  • Carrie Noble, SLLD Representative
  • Bee Moua, MAIR Representative
  • Michael Peterson, Director of Counseling, Health and Wellness
  • Dharshini Goonetilleke, Faculty   
  • Ben Johnson, Student Representative   
  • Sharla Wood, Student Representative

Extended Team/Work Group Members

  • Derrick Crim, Faculty
  • Therissa Libby, Faculty
  • Kevin Spading, Faculty
  • Scott Washburn, Faculty