Auraria Recovery Community

OFFICE HOURS: Monday – Thursday: 8:00am to 5:00pm Friday: 8:00am to 3:00pm

Auraria Recovery Community

According to the Association of Recovery in Higher Education (ARHE) “A Collegiate Recovery Program (CRP) is a college or university-provided program that includes a supportive environment within the campus culture. CRPs reinforce the decision to engage in a lifestyle of recovery from addiction/substance use disorder. It is designed to provide an educational opportunity alongside recovery supports to ensure that students do not have to sacrifice one for the other.” 

Who is the Auraria Recovery Community?

The Auraria Recovery Community (ARC) was established in 2018 and is one of the only recovery communities in the nation which serves a shared campus, occupied by three separate institutions.  Under the administrative oversight of the Health Center at Auraria, a tri-institutional entity, the Auraria Recovery Community is designed to provide peer-led supportive services and social engagement opportunities to students attending Community College of Denver, MSU Denver and CU Denver.

The ARC values “ALL pathways to recovery and welcomes all people of all lifestyles to our community. We believe in the tremendous healing powers of community and fun and invite you to join us in the journey of recovery!”  The community honors a harm reduction model and does not align with other abstinence- or faith-based models. 


Though the ARC is a program with administrative oversight from the Health Center at Auraria, participants will not have their personal or identifying information shared between the two entities.  Programmatic data (such as attendance count, number of events and/or program survey responses) may be gathered for assessment purposes and to identity ways to best serve the student population.

Support Us

Contributions to Auraria Recovery Community are always welcomed and very much appreciated! Monetary contributions could be utilized for things such as program development, outreach and education events, basic needs resources made available to student members of ARC, as well as swag or promotional items that could aid in promotional and public awareness campaigns across campus.

If you would like to make a donation to Auraria Recovery Community click the button below.  Since we are now a program under the oversight of the Health Center at Auraria you will be taken to the Health Center at Auraria giving page.  Make mention of Auraria Recovery Community in the “Comments” section.

Schedule an appointment

Call 303-615-9999 to schedule an appointment in advance.
Please note there is a failed appointment fee of up to $50.00 for missed appointments or short notice cancellations (less than 24 hours).