Colorado State University’s Ram Recovery community was founded in February of 2017. This is an inclusive community designed to provide support to enrolled and aspiring students pursuing a college degree. This community provides support for students on all paths and in all phases of recovery including substance use disorders, eating disorders, as well as process and other mental health disorders. Ram Recovery is a registered student organization within CSU’s Student Leadership, Involvement, and Community Engagement Office.

Ram Recovery is currently hosting All Recovery meetings.

Member meetings are every Wednesday from 5:30-6:30pm

In-person location: CSU Health and Medical Center, 151 W. Lake St, 3rd floor,  conference room 3013

Members can also join via zoom, meeting ID: 458 632 1147

If you are interested in leadership, please contact our president, Leah Winningham. Contact info below.

COVID Update: We are currently meeting both in person, and online with zoom. Please attend whichever format is most comfortable to you.

Ram Recovery Leadership Team

Leah Winningham
Ram Recovery President

My recovery date is 6/9/2018. Since I've been sober, I have been very active in the northern Colorado recovery community. I’ve chaired women's AA meetings, extensively volunteered with Oxford House sober living, and was the president of Sobriety and Habits at Front Range Community College. I'm currently studying social work with a concentration in addiction counseling and plan on becoming a MAC and LCSW. My passion lies with recovery, harm reduction, and providing a safe space for students on campus.

Rebekah Flannery

Hello! I am very passionate about working with addictions which has been sparked by having experienced many family members and close friends who have struggled with it. Understanding the necessity of supportive and reliable support systems is something I have been able to do through Ram Recovery. I am excited to continue to become educated on how to be an ally and supporter through my work with Ram Recovery and my future career. I have participated in addictions classes and worked with Ram Recovery over the past year. I hope to work within the criminal justice system as an advocate for individuals who are not receiving adequate care or intervention for their addictions. In my free time I enjoy hiking, playing tennis, and spending time with my family and friends. 

Josie Scheppmann

I’m Josie and I’m going into my senior year here at CSU as an HDFS major. My concentrations are in prevention/intervention science and leadership & entrepreneurial professions. Throughout my life, many of the people I’m close to have struggled with substance use or addiction and I have had my own mental health struggles. I have learned a lot from these experiences, and I am passionate about advocating for those in recovery. Ram Recovery has taught me so much about the importance of connection and I hope to create a sense of community and comfort for those in recovery here at CSU. In my free time I enjoy spending time with friends and family, going to the gym, listening to music, journaling, and reading!

Alexis Ferguson

My journey and working alongside Ram Recovery is to be an ally and an advocate for those in recovery. I have my own personal experiences with witnessing those who I love the most abusing substances. I'm currently studying social work with a concentration in addictions counseling. I hope to not only educate those around me, but as well as to be educated from those in recovery and their experiences. In my free time, I love spending time with my family and friends, or reading a good book with my cat on my lap!

How to learn more or get in touch with Ram Recovery:

Please check social media for meetings and events

Ram Recovery Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Peer mentorship is a significant component of the Ram Recovery Community. This type of support provides a way of connecting with peers who share lived experiences in recovery and demonstrate that recovery is possible. Peer mentors are different from professional staff in that they share personal stories, build friendship and, together, build a social support community that is essential to the recovery process.