Recovery Support

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The number of students in recovery are growing nationally and at Ursinus College.  Our efforts to support students in recovery are growing as well. 

If you are a student in recovery, there are lots of options on campus and off campus for you to connect with like-minded peers and get support. 

Karen Miller is UC’s 1st Peer Recovery Support Specialist. Reach out to her anytime to set up a meeting or learn more about offerings for students in recovery: 

*We are here all summer so reach out to schedule an introductory meeting to prepare for the fall!


  • Individual and Private Health and Wellbeing Coaching sessions with Prevention and Advocacy staff
  • Yoga and mindfulness practices and workshops
  • Meditative hikes and walks organized by UCrew 

To sign up as interested and learn more details about the above support options - sign up here.

*Student members of Ucrew are also available as a peer resource. Check out their website and follow them on instagram @Ursinus-ucrew or on TikTok at @ursinusucrew 






12 Step Meetings:

Trinity Church, Main St -

Alcoholics Anonymous: Fridays at 8pm (O)

Narcotics Anonymous: Sundays at 7:30pm (O)

St. Luke’s Church in Trappe - 

Gamblers Anonymous: Thursdays at 730pm (C)

Use this link to search for additional meetings in Phoenixville, Royersford, and Pottstown

  • Kimberton - 1330 Hares Hill Road at Centennial Lutheran Church
    • Mondays at 7pm - open
    • Tuesdays at 7pm - closed
    • Fridays at 730pm - open
  • Phoenixville:
    • 248 Church St at Grace Crossing Church on Saturday at 1pm - open
    • 710 Wheatland St at PARC on Saturday at 7pm - open
    • 37 N Whitehorse Rd at Quaker Meeting House on Sunday at 7pm - open

Refuge Recovery Meeting: Mondays at7pm at Manor of Hope in Oaks, PA (o) 

NAMI Virtual All Recovery Meetings for Individuals and Families  

Spiritual Direction:

Reach out to Rev. Betty Wright-Riggins or Bekah Starr in Religious and Spiritual Life to to connect and reflect on the big questions of life.

Group Fitness for Recovery:

The Phoenix is a nationwide movement of group fitness classes in person and online to help build community while growing inner and outer strength. The cost? 48 hours of sobriety. That’s it! Find a class near you today!


Unity Yoga has two locations for their recovery-based yoga practices - Manayunk and Chestnut Hill. They also have a variety of yoga practices outdoor in local parks and on zoom! Check out Mondays from 8pm-9pm - Virtual Yoga Nidra for Recovery or Tuesdays from 11am-12pm for Virtual Recovery Yoga plus many other options!


Anything you do for your overall health and wellness is a step in the right direction in your recovery.  Set up time in your calendar to prioritize moving the body. Take advantage of the pathways and access to the Perkiomen Trail right off campus! Join a club on campus. 

Remember the 4 S’s that support sobriety:

Social Support (peers) - Structure (a routine)

Substitute (a hobby) - Spirituality (connection)


Career & Post-Grad Development

CPD can assist with figuring our classes, major, internships, and career planning- and can assist if you are returning from a leave of absence. Reach out to find out how they can help you write your resume and cover letter, and reflect on what to include or leave out in regards to  your recovery.


Health and wellness focused events are available to all students. Some specifics to highlight include

  • What’s the Buzz sessions with rotating wellness topics hosted by our Peer Recovery Support Specialist
  • Reiki Healing is every Sunday from 7-8pm in the Hive
  • Mindful Nutrition group meets every Tuesday from 330-430pm in the Hive
  • Yoga: There is a free gentle trauma-informed yoga and meditation class every Wednesday from 7-8pm in the Hive.
    • There is also a vinyasa yoga class every Wednesday at 5:30pm in the berman museum for a cost. And there is a meditation group that meets Mondays at 5pm in the meditation room in the chapel. Look out for yoga and journaling workshops, breathe/stretch/meditate zoom breaks, and more.

Intramural sports are also very popular with students in recovery. 

The Student Activities Office hosts events on nights and weekends to provide a opportunity to socialize without alcohol. These events are a great way to meet like-minded peers.

You can find these and more dates on the UC calendar or follow Prevention and Advocacy on instagram to get updates: @UCPreventionandAdvocacy


Students Recover is a Virtual Collegiate Recovery Program - check it out!