Donating to our program is an investment in the future. It gives faculty, staff, professionals, leaders and most importantly students working and participating in the Collegiate Recovery Program (CRP) the freedom to support initiatives that they believe in and change the trajectory of the lives of students in recovery from addiction.

Your donation will support the following strategic initiatives:

  • Advancing student’s educational opportunities and leadership in the CRP through participation with the Association for Recovery in Higher Education Annual Southeast Retreat at Camp Cosby, the ARHE Southeast Summit and the ARHE National Conference as well as Louisiana InterCollegiate Recovery Events. 
  • Support of  Participation Scholarship opportunities for students active in the LION UP Recovery Program.


“As an older student who is also in recovery, I experienced a feeling of separateness when I first landed on Southeastern’s beautiful campus. It was a feeling that I hadn’t known since I first got clean and got involved in the recovery community.  I must admit that I struggled to feel any real sense of belonging my first couple of semesters, and I missed my peers in recovery. I decided to go back to school so that I could better myself and perhaps be useful to my community, but I really missed the sense of fellowship I had known in my recovery groups. Being introduced to the Collegiate Recovery Program was a Godsend. It provided me with a much-needed support system and connected me with like-minded people. It also allowed me to pursue my degree and practice recovery without having to sacrifice one for the other. I am a senior now, and excited to see what comes next in my journey, but I will never forget my experience at Southeastern thanks to the “Lion UP Collegiate Recovery Program” and dedicated support staff that make it possible." Member of the LION UP Recovery Program


“I think as someone who was looking to go back to school and was already in recovery. It gave me support and friends before I even knew anybody at school. It was almost serendipitous how it happened. I found out about it like 3 months prior to enrolling for school and it made the decision for me on which school to attend.”  Member of LION UP Recovery


“CRP has provided me with a sense of self-worth and value in navigating the collegiate experience, while also maintaining long term sobriety. I’m continuously inspired by the fellowship, stories and leadership. From the moment I began, I felt welcomed with open arms and encouraged to not only be the best person in recovery I could be but also the best LION I could be.”  Member of LION UP Recovery


To send a donation, please go to the Lion Up Recovery Program page.


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