LION UP Recovery

Collegiate Recovery Program



Now located in Room 2409 on the Second Floor of the Student Union Annex (above Starbucks) 




LION UP Recovery has been established to help those students who identify as being
in recovery.

Through the efforts of the University Counseling Center under the Department of Student
Affairs, staff trained with substance use disorders and recovery have put together
a CRP (Collegiate Recovery Program). A CRP is a program which offers specialized and
strategic support to help students achieve growth and success in their recovery and
academic journey. Collegiate Recovery Programs offer support, much like student athletes
and veterans receive on college campuses.

Collegiate recovery programs are not designed as treatment programs; they are designed
to offer extended recovery support on college campuses so your student has a safe
harbor and a community of like minded others to be with. Students are required to
attend weekly seminars, attend at least two recovery support meetings a week, attend
CRP events including monthly celebration of recovery meetings, sober tailgating etc.


LION UP Collegiate Recovery Program


LION UP Collegiate Recovery Program at Southeastern Louisiana University will provide
a nurturing, affirming environment in which students recovering from addictive disorders
can successfully pursue academic, personal, and professional goals for the purpose
of enhancing their quality of life and to make meaningful and lasting contributions
to society.

LION UP Recovery Core Values

  1. Maintain Recovery

  2. Commitment to academics

  3. Enhance Wellness

  4. Leadership and Civic Engagement


  • Started our Clinical Internship Program. 
  • Hosted Sober tailgating with help from our sponsors, Healthy Blue, Woodlake Treatment
    Center, Longbranch Health Care, The Hero Program, River Oaks Hospital and Beacon Behavioral
  • Attended the Southeastern Retreat at Camp Cosby with 2 students and an intern. 
  • Attended ARHE and the Southeastern Summit for ARHE
  • Hosted a Gratitude Breakfast in order to honor 2 of our graduates. 
  • Hosted 5 in person Ally in Recovery Trainings. 
  • Hosted 2 Campus Wide Narcan Distributions. 
  • Hosted our first Louisiana Intercollegiate CRP Crawfish Boil. 
  • Hosted a Collegiate Recovery Day Networking Breakfast. 
  • Took on “Roomie’s Merry Market” Holiday Market as a major fundraiser for scholarships
    and programming. 
  • Maintained Membership with the Association for Recovery in Higher Education. 
  • Committed to ARHE as the  Southeast Representative for the Association of Recovery
    in Higher Education Board. 


  • Graduated 3 students of our program Spring of 2021; GPA of the ten students involved
    Spring 2021 was 3.77
  • Hosted Gratitude Night in the fall in order disperse scholarships as well as Gratitude
    Night in the Spring in order to award Scholarships and Celebrate our Graduates. 
  • LION UP Recovery students and staff attended the Association of Recovery in Higher
    Education Virtual  Conference. 
  • Hybrid and Online groups offered through out the year in order to adjust the COVID19
  • LION UP Recovery maintained membership with ARHE (Association for Recovery in Higher
  • Maintained Membership with the Association for Recovery in Higher Education. 
  • Hosted the fundraiser “Recovery Scholars Series”.


  • Hosted 7 students in recovery 2019-2020. Their cumulative GPA for Spring 2020 was
    a 3.86
  • LION UP Recovery hosted over 10+ recover based support groups open to the campus community. 
  • LION UP Recovery participated with the ARHE Southeastern Regional Camping Trip.
  • Hosted campus wide Narcan Training and Recovery Ally training. 
  • LION UP Recovery Staff presented at both NASPA (National Association for Recovery
    in Higher Education) Strategies Conference (New Orleans), Terrell Conference for Mental
    Health Practitioners (Hammond) and the ULS Day of Learning (Monroe) on being an Recovery
    Ally and Creating a Collegiate Recovery Program. 
  • LION UP Recovery students were highlighted as the keynote speaker for the Keys Alliance
    Leadership Forum October 2019. 
  • Fall of 2019 – LION UP Recovery hosted Sober Tailgating for home football games. Sponsorships
    helped provide hospitality for each event. We are grateful to Beacon Behavioral Health,
    Cumberland Heights, Riverplace Behavioral Health, Woodlake Treatment Center, Health
    Blue and IMAGINE Recovery. 
  • LION UP Recovery was honored to received program of the year at the LACUSPA Conference
    st Southern University. 
  • LION UP Recovery became members of ARHE (Association of Recovery in Higher Education). 
  • LION UP Recovery currently participated with mentorship through the SAFE Project. 
  • LION UP Recovery acquired a centralized campus location for students in recovery March


If you would like more information on our current support services please contact
our office at 549-3233 or email at [email protected]. We are located in room 2409 on the 2nd floor of the student union annex – above