Counseling & Psychological Services (C&PS)

Collegiate Recovery Program

Support, Sobriety, Personal Accountability, Friendship

The Collegiate Recovery Program (CRP) at Fairfield University offers a nurturing, affirming, and substance-free environment for students in recovery. Together, students learn how to balance their education with their recovery and pursue their academic, personal, and professional goals. The program includes a Collegiate Recovery House where men live and work to achieve these goals. Components of the program include recreational opportunities, spiritual advising, random drug testing, and group therapy.

The program is offered through the Department of Counseling & Psychological Services and overseen by an Advisory Board that promotes healthier choices and substance-free living. 

For more information about the Collegiate Recovery Program, please contact or contact C&PS.

CRP Goals

  • Provide students with a structured and supportive program to promote sustained recovery
  • Attend a variety of self help groups regularly, including 12 Step meetings, Smart Recovery, Refuge Recovery, and engage in wellness-based programming (e.g., yoga, meditation, acupuncture)
  • Be of service to others by participating in Habitat for Humanity and local soup kitchens
  • Engage in Ignatian spirituality, based in an understanding of the “whole person”—body, mind, and spirit
  • Model for others a full University experience without the use of alcohol or drugs

CRP Services

  • Recovery housing
  • Men and Women's Recovery Group counseling
  • AA 12-step meetings on campus and transportation to meetings off campus
  • Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACOA) meetings
  • Family orientation (support services) 
  • Career counseling
  • Community resources
  • Recreational activities (sports outings, ski and fishing weekends, rock climbing)
  • Community service opportunities
  • Intramural basketball team
  • Sober wellness programming focused on mind, body, and spirit

More Information

For more information about the Collegiate Recovery Program, please visit the following web pages:

For more information about on substance misuse, please visit: 

You can also reach us by email at or by phone (203-254-4000, x2146) and ask to speak with the Collegiate Recovery Program director. - 203-254-4000, x2146