COLLEGIATE RECOVERY COMMUNITY
The University of Georgia (UGA) Collegiate Recovery Community (CRC) is a part of the University Health Center and the John Fontaine Jr. Center for Alcohol Awareness and Education. Our offices are located in the heart of campus. Our space includes a lounge for community activities, refrigerator and microwave for breaks between classes, a study space with computer lab and printing, and offices for CRC staff. This space is open Monday through Friday and on weekends upon request. We do not currently offer dedicated housing through the CRC but work closely with students and Residence Life staff to establish the best living arrangements possible for interested students.
We have one full time CRC program manager. Other Fontaine Center staff spend part time hours in the CRC offices at least one day a week. We also have one student assistant who works part time hours along with space for one intern. The CRC at UGA is considered a Mid-size program (15-45 students). Although we ask students to have 6 months of sustained abstinence for membership, the CRC at UGA has programming in place for any student seeking support in their recovery. We offer recovery support services for students with less than 6 months including a weekly meeting, case management, academic advising, and a peer mentor program. Students with 6 months or more of sobriety are eligible for full membership in the CRC which includes: a weekly seminar offered for University Credit, academic advising, case management, a mentoring program, and professional readiness.
All students participate in a weekly recovery meeting in the CRC. Students also have the opportunity to participate in community events, retreats, sober tailgates, travel to recovery conferences, and partnerships with CRC’s across the U.S. The CRC at UGA works closely with many departments on campus to provide the best support for each student including the Office of the Dean of Students, Student Support Services, Counseling and Psychiatric Services, as well as academic divisions such as the Division for Academic Enhancement.