The StepUP program at Augsburg College strives to help students champion lives of recovery, achieve academic success, and thrive in a residential community of accountability and support. The culture of StepUP is shaped by its values, which heavily emphasize recovery based on spirituality and the 12-step model. The students find personal responsibility, integrity, and the living of a balanced life to be invaluable lifestyle qualities. Educational success is also strongly supported and encouraged, along with giving back through servant leadership. Students frequently find themselves thriving in a community that is an alcohol and drug-free environment; which further encourages the development of healthy minds, bodies, spirits, and emotions.