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CAMPUS St. Cloud State University Photo courtesy of Alexa Carson A safe, sober environment on campus, accessible to all. A fter having significant success in reducing high-risk drinking rates on campus, St. Cloud State University (SCSU) began to focus on students who recognized their need to completely abstain from alcohol and all mood-altering sub- stances to pursue quality sobriety. In 2010, there were no residential collegiate recovery communities (CRCs) at public institutions in the upper Midwest, so SCSU sought out to be the first. A grant from the CentraCare Health Foundation allowed the staff to visit three established CRCs. These visits helped develop a proposal for their own CRC model, which included a five-year business plan to submit to the university administration. Upon approval, the University Foundation provided start-up funds, and Transforming Youth Recovery also presented the university with a generous grant 16 Recovery Campus | SPRING • 2015 to assist in paving the way for a well-thought-out collegiate recovery community at SCSU. The univer- sity admitted its first student in the fall of 2012. There are currently seven residential CRC stu- dents at St. Cloud State and 30 more who are involved in its student organization, Students Taking Action in Recovery and Service (STARS). STARS exists to provide all students seeking recovery the support they need to become abstinent or maintain sobriety. These organizations are not limited to SCSU; students from St. Cloud Technical and Community College are also welcome to participate in STARS and the residential CRC. Students involved in the residential CRC must meet three requirements including 6 months of sobriety by the time they move into the CRC and completion of an application with references and treatment records, if