Highlander HOPE

Highlander Hope; Healing, Outreach, Prevention, Empowerment

Students should not have to choose between their education and their recovery. We are here to provide support so they do not have to. The office of Substance and Violence Education Support services (SAVES) houses Highlander HOPE (formerly known as the Collegiate Recovery Community) at Radford University, as part of the Division of Student Affairs.

Our mission is to provide a safe, comfortable environment for students in recovery and those that consider themselves allies to individuals in recovery to strive academically, attend to their emotional and physical well-being with trained professionals, and connect socially with other students in recovery and allies to students in recovery.

We hold group-counseling sessions and SMART Recovery meetings through the SAVES office, which all are welcome to attend. More information on these groups can be found below.

We also have a recovery lounge in Heth Hall 243!

For more information about counseling, recovery events, or to talk to a student in recovery, please contact us by emailing saves@radford.edu or calling at 540-831-5709.

You can also follow us on Facebook and Instagram to keep in touch!

Join us as we create a safe space and thriving community for students in recovery at Radford University. 



Are you interested in learning more about Highlander HOPE either as a recovery ally or on your own recovery journey?


Spring 2024 Collegiate Recovery Community Groups

The Collegiate Recovery Community holds recovery groups throughout the semester to help students in recovery get support and thrive. Information for these groups are shown below!

Peer-Led Recovery Support Groups Flyer
Led by certified peer recovery specialists, this group is where student can drop-in to get support throughout their recovery from people who are also in recovery.

Peer-Led Recovery Support Groups

with Aly Plumley, Brea Cole, and Reed Yearwood
Wednesdays & Fridays, 2:00-3:00pm

This group is a drop-in group for students in recovery -- drop-in groups allow students to attend groups as they please without any appointments or pre-appointment paperwork requirements. If you have any questions about this group, please contact us!

Exploring Wellness

with Ash Hough, LPC, NCC, CSAC
Tuesdays, 3:30pm - 5:00pm

A group whose sole purpose is to hold each other accountable to be the best we can be. We all have the capacity to free ourselves, come explore and have support on your journey!

**This group is not peer-led and is not drop-in. If you are interested in attending this group, please contact SAVES at 540-831-5709 to complete paperwork and schedule your appointment.**




Learn more about our recovery community here!