Date of Award

Spring 2020

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Higher Education Policy and Student Affairs

Committee Chairperson

Dana Morrison, Ph.D.

Committee Member

Jason Wozniak, Ph.D.

Committee Member

Jacqueline Hodes, Ed.D.


The CCURE pilot program combats historical stigma and the current lack of support for students in recovery from Substance Use Disorder during their collegiate careers. Using the ideas of Paulo Freire and Michael Oakeshott, the author’s philosophy states education should be continual, communal, and accessible. The CCURE program intervention outlines a Living Learning Community in a six-bed recovery house on campus in conjunction with a seminar course taught by campus partners. Student development theories such as Schlossberg's Mattering and Marginality & Transition Theories; best practices found in public health, and at Rutgers University, Augsburg University, and the University of Delaware help outline the course curriculum. Leadership styles from Astin & Astin's Social Change Model, Goleman's Six Styles, and Drew Dudley's Everyday Leadership also influence the intervention. The CCURE program will provide a safe and healthy place to support students' holistic development.