Center for Recovering Students
A project of the Stacie Mathewson Foundation
Who We Are
Our organization varies greatly in terms of age, interests and stage of recovery. To join CRS, a student must be currently enrolled, or have interest in attending or working at Montana State University and believe in the commitment to a clean and sober lifestyle. There are no membership fees. CRS has a professional staff and qualified volunteers that are in recovery themselves, and serve as vocal advocates and allies for all students. We coordinate and promote sober social events, and work to support and inspire our members throughout their time in Bozeman, and at Montana State University. We seek to provide a strong network of support, both on campus and within the community.
Our mission is to improve the academic, professional, physical and social well-being of recovering students, faculty and staff. We strive to promote a productive and healthy lifestyle for all individuals that have been affected on any level by addiction. We help students draw upon their own strengths and those of others, to further develop resiliency and achievement. We emphasize community outreach, service to others, integrity and accountability as our keys to continued sobriety.
What We Do
Recreational Opportunities: Students have the chance to learn new hobbies, expand on old ones and get outdoors. In sobriety, we get to rejoin the world! In the past, students have gone climbing, hiking, bowling, cultural events, and have regular meals together. What do you want to do? Students decide what activities they want to see happen.
Service Work: Service work is the keystone to our recovery. Finding ways to be of service to our peers, and through community outreach keeps our students connected with each other, the great MSU campus, and Bozeman as a whole. Students reach out to their community and gain new ties with monthly service opportunities in our programming.
Academic and Professional Growth: Study sessions at the house with dinner and a network of students who have "been there" keep our members thriving. Students that have graduated after joining CRS tend to graduate with honors and with immediate opportunities following.
Peer Mentorship: Our peer based recovery mentorship helps students manage and excel in challenging situations, on and off campus. Mentorship is free and confidential. We match our mentors specifically to understand your struggles and who can help you achieve your goals of wellness and success on campus.
Where We Are
Our newly dedicated space is devoted to students' hang-out and studying desires. Come grab a cup of coffee and a snack between classes, print that paper or get to know our students. We're here for you, and we are changing campus culture!
Monday: 7am - 5:30pm
Note: The Center for Recovering Students door often gets jammed, so push hard if it seems to be locked.
Meetings Held at the Center for Recovering Students
Marijana Anonymous: Tuesdays at 6:00pm
Women in Recovery: Thursdays at 6:00pm
Alcoholics Anonymous: Saturdays at 6:00pm
Montana Treatment Options
12 Step Programs
- Alcoholics Anonymous
- Narcotics Anonymous
- Al-Anon Family Groups
- Celebrate Recovery
- Celebrate Recovery Inside