East Carolina University

Program Details

Established: Fall 2015
Region: Mid-Atlantic
State: North Carolina
Program Contact: Jarmichael R. Harris
(252) 328-6661
Website: Program Link

About the Program

East Carolina University’s Collegiate Recovery Community (ECU CRC) is an arm of the ECU Center for Counseling and Student Development, located on Main Campus. ECU CRC, established Fall 2015, is a partnership between the Center for Counseling and Student Development and ECU’s Campus Recreation and Wellness. ECU CRC is proud of its two dedicated spaces that feature 80” widescreen TVs, Xbox One and Games, massage chairs and internet access, and much more. These lounges serve as leisure, study and meeting spaces for members and allies. While ECU CRC does not have formal Recovery Housing, we work with students and the Office of Campus Living to assist with appropriate roommate-matching. ECU CRC is served by a dedicated team of professional staff and peer educators, including full-time, licensed counselors and social workers and a program coordinator. Additionally, ECU CRC is described as a small collegiate recovery community, having about one-third of our active students who identify as working an “abstinence-based recovery” program. Furthermore, nearly 50% of our active students are considered “allies”. These students participate in many different aspects of ECU CRC, including but not limited to service-work, leisure activities, and seminars. Many of our allies have been affected by the impact substance use can have on the many loved ones of a person who has not yet found recovery. While our programs are recovery-oriented, their reach and objectives benefit a wide-range of students within the university community, another reason our allies enjoy being involved. Potential members should contact our Collegiate Recovery Community Coordinator to arrange a face-to-face meeting and orientation. This process is rather informal but gives a solid baseline for how we can assist one another.

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