Collegiate Recovery Program

What is the Collegiate Recovery Program?

Our 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 an opportunity to bond together in an alcohol-free and drug-free environment.

Our 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 through 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, including weekly meetings and check-ins, support for transitions to campus, etc.
  • 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 email CRP Director Wood Marchant at 
call or text him at 843-693-5975  to set up a confidential appointment.

To become a member of the CRP

  • Students must fill out an application (pdf) and
  • Meet with Wood Marchant, Director of the CRP, for an interview.
  • For information on Collegiate Recovery Program member meetings,
    you may confidentially call or text Wood Marchant at Cell - 843.693.5975

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

What can be expected of students in the Collegiate Recovery Program?

  • Practice abstinence-based recovery
  • Attend local recovery meetings Looking for a meeting?
  • Attend CRP group recovery meetings
  • Participate in community service projects
  • Participate in interdisciplinary research opportunities dedicated to the promotion of sustainable long-term recovery from addictive behaviors.

Our Location

The Collegiate Recovery Program is in the Education Center, suite 106. 
The program’s new suite has a lounge, meeting space and also a separate study space/computer lab.

For information on Collegiate Recovery Program member meetings, please call or text Wood Marchant at cell 843.693.5975.


Meet the CRP Director


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  • Counseling Center
    Location is RSS (Robert Scott Small Building) Suite 300 Third Floor
    Enter the RSS Building from Cougar Mall
    Phone: 843.953.5640  
    843.953.8283 (fax)


  • Please contact Wood Marchant with any questions at 843.953.6630 
  • Or call or text Wood at  Cell - 843.693.5975
  • Or at


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