StepUP Program Outcomes
The relapse rates were calculated by taking the total number of students who relapsed in a given semester and dividing by the total number of students served in that semester. The Program totals were calculated by taking the total number of students who have relapsed while in the StepUP Program and dividing by the total number of students served. Students who relapsed, returned to the program, and relapsed again were counted only once for this statistic. The the chart below were last updated August 2012.
The StepUP Program GPA (1997 through 2012)
Mean GPA 1997-2012 3.2 out of 4.0
This statistic was calculated by taking the cumulative GPA of all students served by the StepUP program while they attended classes at Augsburg College. Any other academic work done at other colleges and/or universities was not considered. The cumulative GPA’s were then used to calculate the mean. The statistics were not weighted based on number of credits.
Service and Outreach
The StepUP Program students are frequently asked to share their personal experiences and individual stories with various audiences across the Twin Cities. The students are encouraged to participate in service and outreach opportunities as part of their recovery journey. For many, their transformative stories inspire others and slowly lift the stigma connected with addiction and recovery and bring understanding, acceptance, and compassion. During the 2011-2012 academic year, over 300 StepUP student voices were heard in classrooms, treatment centers, and training centers.