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OSU to open housing for students in recovery from drug, alcohol addiction

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Oregon State University is opening housing specifically for students in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction.

The Recovery Living and Learning Community, located in the former Dixon Lodge cooperative, will open in the fall.

It is designed to provide a supportive, close-knit and substance-free environment for students in recovery.

OSU administrators said this is the first housing of its kind at a college or university in Oregon. It will include dual-occupancy rooms, a community kitchen and programming space.

The Recovery Living and Learning Community is being offered in conjunction with the Collegiate Recovery Community, which serves students in recovery through Student Health Services. The program provides private spaces, support and funding for events on and off campus, and gives students a chance to socialize in a sober environment.

The new Recovery Living and Learning Community has been made possible by the donation of OSU alumnus Tom Skoro and his wife Joan.

Scholarships will also be available for some students to offset the cost of living on campus, including older students who might otherwise choose to live off campus.

For more information, go to studenthealth.oregonstate.edu/recovery.

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