The space provided by Gonzaga University for the purposes of the Collegiate Recovery Community is known as OUR House. OUR House provides a safe, recovery-positive environment where students can connect with other students who have similar lived experiences. Through involvement in OUR House, Zags in recovery will be empowered to take individual responsibility for their own health and well-being while belonging to a community of support.
OUR House hosts regularly scheduled meetings at 1211 N. Cincinnati. Students of all backgrounds are welcome to these open-group meetings. You do not need to meet with anyone ahead of time or sign up to attend. If you are a current GU student with a desire for sobriety, just show up! We would love to see you.
October meeting times:
Mondays - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Wednesdays - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
OUR House also hosts weekly drop-in times for students to stop by and talk with Sydney, the Alcohol and Other Drug Health Educator in OHP. Possible topics include: learning about recovery, supporting a loved one, harm reduction techniques, or personal concerns and reflections about substance use. For more information, contact Sydney at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fall Semester Drop-in Times:
Tuesdays: 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Thursday: 3:00pm - 4:30pm
We have an open door policy and invite all students curious about getting sober to contact us, or to attend one of our meetings.
Students will gather at OUR House, and the leader will have selected a topic for that meeting. Any student is welcome to talk about their experience with their addiction, current struggles, any questions they may have about sobriety, or whatever they would like to share pertaining to the topic. Students can also just come to the meetings and sit and listen!
If you are interested in pursuing help outside of the Gonzaga community check out the different resources below which are available throughout Spokane!
We have a fully equipped kitchen, with a full size refrigerator/freezer combination, a stove, oven, microwave, and of course a coffee maker. We have a sturdy wooden table in the kitchen that sits six people, and is another place that students can work on homework in the house. Students are free to use the kitchen for any purpose. There are also a lot of art supplies stored in the kitchen: crayons, colored pencils, markers, canvasses, and an assortment of other craft materials.
There is a desktop computer that is provided by the University for student usage, with lots of desk space surrounding the computer. We also have access to a printer, which prints in both black/white and color and is free of charge for students. There is an iHome to play music, or to listen to the radio. There is also a BluRay player connected to the TV and a landline phone available for emergency calls.
Other Amenities: there is a wheelchair ramp access for OUR House, a meeting room, a full bathroom, and a yoga/meditation room. We are really trying to provide a comfortable and safe space for students in recovery to gather and play games, watch TV, or study together. Please don’t hesitate to contact OHP staff for any alternate requests associated with the house.
OUR House is directly across from the Twohy residence hall on N. Cincinnati Street. The house has beautiful architecture and character, and is fully heated for our winter months. There is access to the high speed on-campus WiFi available at the house. Students that regularly attend meetings and events will have access to OUR House 24/7.