Residence Hall: University Place Annex
Freedom Place is open to any student who chooses to live in a substance-free environment. Our supportive environment will allow students to explore ways to cope with stress, unwind, and have fun while abstaining from drugs and alcohol. Whether students are in a recovery program, are looking for a respite from family or peer relationships that have been impacted by substance use, or just want to commit to a healthy lifestyle, Freedom Place offers a sober community without judgment.
Single rooms located in a separate building within University Place are secure, yet let students have a traditional college experience, with a dining hall plan and on-campus location.
Biweekly 1-hour sessions will focus on body, mind, and creative wellbeing.
Freedom Place provides first-year students with a supportive and structured environment that encourages them to learn from one another, and from a cohort of upperclassmen mentors, to develop a strong sense of self and greater belonging to the campus community.
Upperclassmen who are interested in providing peer support and modeling a healthy lifestyle are encouraged to apply.
The program will provide students with a number of opportunities that include:
- Mentorship from Health and Wellness Services and faculty members
- Opportunities to attend campus events
- Opportunities to engage in community service and advocacy
- Located near athletic fields and fitness center
- Excursions to alcohol- and drug-free entertainment and events
- Opportunities to attend local twelve step meetings
- A private central kitchen and recreation area for community dining and meetings
- Take part in a weekly house meeting
- Attend 3 KU faculty/staff facilitated presentations/programs a semester
- Plan one house dinner a semester
- Take part in weekly Sober Night Out activity