Gonzaga remains committed to supporting students throughout the summer who identify as in recovery, exploring sobriety, or looking to make changes in their substance use. For more information, contact Sydney, the Alcohol and Other Drugs Health Educator in OHP, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The space provided by Gonzaga University for the purposes of the Collegiate Recovery Community is known as OUR House. OUR House seeks to ensure students do not have to choose between their recovery and their education. It 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 health and well-being while belonging to a community of support.
We realize all students who come to our program may not already be sober or may identify as in recovery from something other than substance use. Gonzaga has relationships with facilities off-campus for detox, inpatient treatment, and outpatient treatment services. Depending on the student’s needs for treatment, it may even be possible to stay in school while completing outpatient services.
We have an open door policy and invite all students curious about getting sober, or our community, to contact us or stop by during drop-in hours.
Gonzaga's recovery community is not affiliated with any specific outside recovery program. Our meetings are group discussion based and open to any Gonzaga student interested in or curious about living a recovery lifestyle.
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.