Carnegie Mellon University

Program Details

Established: 2015
Region: Northeast
State: Pennsylvania
Program Contact: Lauren Aikin-Smith
(412) 268-7888
Website: Program Link

About the Program

Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) Collegiate Recovery Community (CRC) was founded in 2015 and is located within University Health Services. The CRC utilizes a multi-purpose space within the Health Center. The CMU CRC does not currently have dedicated recovery housing on campus, however, the Henderson House offers a substance-free, on-campus living option focused around health and wellness. Carnegie Mellon University’s Student Health Services employs two Health Promotion Specialists who dedicate part of their time to operating the CRC. Currently, a part time graduate intern also helps with regular CRC operations. The CMU CRC is considered a small-sized CRC with 1-14 official members in regular attendance. Recovery programing includes weekly support meetings, social opportunities, connection to health and wellness services, and additional rehabilitative referrals. The CMU CRC is supported by the Division of Student Affairs and partners with staff members from the Student Life Office and Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS). Requirements for membership include filling out an application, as well as agreeing to be respectful and supportive of those within the recovery community.

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