Collegiate Recovery Program


Spring Recovery Conference

The second Spring Recovery Conference: Creating a Community of Recovery hosted by Metro State University and Minneapolis College will take place on Thursday and Friday, March 2-3, 2023 at the Minneapolis College campus.

The free, two-day conference will focus on supporting individuals in recovery and those who have had challenges with addiction. It is made possible through a MN State Collaborative Grant and is open to addiction and recovery professionals as well as professionals in K-12 or higher education, social work or other interested or related fields, students, persons in recovery and recovery allies.

Continuing Education Credits (CEU) are being applied for.

Register for the conference by Thursday, February 2, 2023

Submit proposal for the conference by Friday, January 27, 2023

Request a table for the resource fair by Friday, January 27, 2023

Please email questions by contacting Collegiate Recovery at Metro State.


  • Mondays: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Tuesdays: 1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Wednesdays: 9 a.m.  - 4 p.m.
  • Thursdays: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Fridays: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

All-Recovery Meetings

  • Tuesdays @ 2 p.m.

The ​Collegiate Recovery Program (CRP) has a drop-in center located at H.2100 and employs a Licensed Counselor and work-study students who are Recovery Support Specialists. The CRP is also supported by a strong diverse Community Advisory Council, a committed Staff and Faculty Leadership Team, trained Peer Recovery Specialists, and through collaboration with the College’s Addiction Counseling Club (student life organization).

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Why Collegiate Recovery at Minneapolis College?

  • Students in recovery looking for support
  • Our history of being an addiction counselor training college
  • Positive impact on student outcomes
  • Connection with and support from community
  • Students in need of support and students in recovery should feel safe and supported
  • 1st CRP at a 2-year institution in Minnesota

"We can do something about this issue or simply leave our heads in the sand."

- Dr. Sharon Pierce, President, Minneapolis College 

About Us

Minneapolis College’s Collegiate Recovery Program (CRP) is a program within the Division of Student Affairs, founded in 2017. The CRP is committed to supporting all students in recovery from substance use disorders to finding academic and personal success.

Minneapolis College's Collegiate Recovery Program has been named by the Association of Recovery in Higher Education (ARHE) as the 100th collegiate program related to recovery in Higher Education. Among the nation's 1,462 community colleges, Minneapolis College has the 5th ARHE-recognized program (at a 2-year institution) aimed at supporting all students in recovery through interpersonal and cross-cultural communications.

The CRP is a collaborative effort between the University of Minnesota’s Boynton Health Clinic, Minneapolis College’s Addiction Counseling academic program, Student Affairs & Student Life and our 10-year-old Addiction Counseling Club.

The collaboration extends into the greater metro area with a number of programs and community resources. The program is coordinated by a full-time coordinator who also supports Metropolitan State University’s CRP and employs a ½ time Addiction Counseling professional and 2 part-time student workers plus a number of individual personal recovery coaches.

For more information about Minneapolis College's Collegiate Recovery Program, visit the CRP Website.

Lead Contacts:

Lisa Schmid, LADC
CRP Coordinator

Bri Miller
Recovery Navigator

Fahad Mahamud
Opiate Response Counselor

Location: H.2100

Hours: Our year-round schedule is updated regularly and is based on needs of students and CRP events and activities. 

Email: crp@minneapolis.edu

Phone: 651-999-5844