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Student Thriving in Academics and Recovery

The StepUP Program Mission Statement

The StepUP Program at Augsburg University strives to help students champion lives of recovery, achieve academic success, and thrive in a community of accountability and support.

StepUP is…

  • An innovative residential collegiate recovery community on Augsburg University’s main campus in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
  • The largest residential Collegiate Recovery community in the nation.
  • Built on evidence-based and proven techniques that emphasize recovery based on the stages of change and the abstinence model.
  • Where students in recovery fully engage in the Augsburg experience. Students study abroad, play varsity athletics, serve on student government, conduct research, and more.
  • A community of students who are excited about making a difference through service to their community.
  • Led by experienced, highly trained, staff and licensed counselors.
  • A place to make friends and thrive in a sober social scene.

Want to know more, but not sure where to start?

Click here to view our Frequently Asked Questions.