Collegiate Recovery Program

What is the Collegiate Recovery Program?

The Collegiate Recovery Program (CRP) is an institutionally sanctioned and supported program for students in recovery from substance use disorder and addictive behaviors seeking a degree in higher education. It is a structured, healthy community where recovering students can thrive academically and socially while actively pursuing their recovery. The CRP provides students the opportunity to bond in an alcohol-free and drug-free environment.

Collegiate Recovery Program Mission Statement

The Collegiate Recovery Program at College of Charleston provides a safe and nurturing student-focused community in which students in recovery from substance and/or addictive disorders can be empowered in furthering their academic, professional, and personal potential to become healthy, responsible, productive members of society.

Our CRP aims to help our sober students stay substance-free through peer-to-peer support, group support, and connection to the local recovering community.

Our Goals

  • Make connections with other recovering students
  • Be involved in fun, sober events on and off campus
  • Facilitate recovery support and accountability through case management, daily meetings, check-ins, support for transition to campus, and academic support
  • Create opportunities to be of service to each other and potential students
  • Make connections to resources for academic wellness and support
  • Have access to a safe, supportive space where students can relax and recharge
  • Challenge stereotypes and myths about addiction and recovery through outreach and education 

Are you struggling with alcohol or drug use?

If so, please call or text CRP Director Wood Marchant at 843.693.5975 or email him at to set up a confidential appointment.

Interested in becoming a member of the CRP?

Students must fill out an application on The Hub and meet with Wood Marchant, Director of the CRP, for an interview.

What can we offer?

  • A safe place for students in recovery
  • A place of academic advocacy, oversight and support
  • A place of social interaction and fun
  • A place of accountability

Helping Recovering Students Succeed

Hear from program founder Isaac Waters '20 on how the Collegiate Recovery Program helps students thrive academically and socially while actively pursuing their recovery.