Rams in Recovery

VCU is proud to support students in recovery.  We believe strongly that students should not have to choose between their recovery and their education.  Our Recovery Clubhouse (815 S. Cathedral) is Open:

Monday 8:00 AM-4:30 PM

Tuesday 8:00 AM-4:30 PM

Wednesday 8:00 AM-7:00 PM

Thursday 8:00 AM-4:30 PM

Friday 10:30 AM-4:30 PM

We strive to create a supportive and confidential community based in recovery from drugs and alcohol addiction or any other addictive behavior. We want to provide information about addiction, foster an environment where students can succeed academically and in their recovery, and help other students feel safe and understood. Our goal is to create an active community that celebrates all that recovery in college can be.

Collegiate recovery is support for students in recovery from addictive behaviors who are seeking a degree in higher education. Collegiate recovery programs have been around for decades on a few campuses, and research from these well established collegiate recovery programs shows that recovering students have some of the highest GPAs and retention rates on campus.  To connect please email recovery@vcu.edu.

Check out our up-to-date doc for the latest VCU Recovery Resources. 

For the latest news and happenings check out our Facebook page.

Rams in Recovery Camping Trip

Don't miss our 2016 Back-to-School Camping Trip, August 5-7th! Sign up here.

College Behavioral and Emotional Health Institute (COBE) conducted a symposium From Research to Rehab: A Town Hall Meeting on Substance Use and Young People on April 15th. Visit the website to download slides from the sessions and to see pictures from the event.   

Ongoing Rams in Recovery Events

All Recovery Meeting, Wednesdays 5:45-6:45 p.m.  The Well, 815 S. Cathedral

Cereal Thursdays, 8:30-4:00 p.m.  Drop by anytime for cereal and coffee. The Well, 815 S. Cathedral

Rams in Recovery Pizza and Fellowship, Fridays 2 - 3 p.m.  The Well, 815 S. Cathedral

Recovery Office Hours

While class is in session, you are welcome to meet with Program Coordinator, Tom Bannard, at The Well (815 S. Cathedral Pl.) during office hours or by appointment, bannardtn@vcu.edu.

  • Tuesdays, 1:30-3:30 p.m.

  • Wednesdays, 1-5 p.m.

  • Thursdays, 8 a.m.-Noon

On-campus Open Meetings

NA Meeting,Sundays, 8 p.m., Hibbs Hall, room 328

SMART Recovery, Mondays, 7:15 p.m., 819 South Cathedral Place

AA Meeting, Wednesdays, Noon, University Student Commons

All Recovery Meeting Wednesdays 5:45-6:45, 815 S. Cathderal

AA Meeting, Fridays, 8:30 p.m., Hibbs Hall, room 403

Rams in Recovery exists through the generosity of alumni, families and friends of the program.  Donations support staffing the Recovery Program, supporting meals and events, and scholarships for students in recovery.