Since 1997, the StepUP program at Augsburg University has empowered students in recovery to win academic success and has given them hope for their future. Over 800 students have transformed their lives and developed their full potential as engaged members of society. StepUP is the largest residential collegiate recovery program in the nation. With an average GPA of 3.2 and an abstinence rate of 93% it is a tremendous success. We are celebrating this fantastic accomplishment at this year's anniversary StepUP Gala on October 28, 2017 and strive to sustain the dream of recovery and academic success as we build for the future and seek to be an inspiration to recovery programs nationwide.