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 Hospital. 
  • 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 Epidemic. 
  • LION UP Recovery maintained membership with ARHE (Association for Recovery in Higher Education). 
  • 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 2021. 


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