Texas Tech University

Program Details

Established: 1986
Region: Southwest
State: Texas
Program Contact: Thomas Kimball
Website: Program Link

About the Program

Texas Tech Center for Collegiate Recovery Communities was founded in 1986 and was formerly named the Center for the Study of Addiction and Recovery.  The Collegiate Recovery Community (CRC) members submit an application and letters of recommendation for possible admittance into our program.  It is important to note that applicants must obtain a year of recovery in the first semester they start with the program.  A complete application also makes potential members eligible for scholarships.  TTU CRC is housed within the College of Human Sciences Department of Community Family and Addiction Sciences.  Our CRC offers a full academic building with multiple offices, meeting rooms, and a dedicated student center for CRC students.  Our CRC offers housing through Texas Tech Housing.  We have a dedicated floor in the dorms that is specifically assigned to members of our program.  We have eight full-time staff members including one Director, two Associate Directors, two Assistant Directors, on Research Associate, one Unit/Event Coordinator, and one Business Manager.  We have a larger CRC supporting 125 students in recovery.  We have many recovery-based programs and supports including: Academic Advising, Seminar, Recovery Meetings (seventeen 12 step meetings from a variety of fellowships in our building, Celebration of Recovery, Association of Students About Service—Student Organization, Study Abroad Program, Eating Disorder Support including Seminar and Nutritional Support with Registered Dietician, Sober Tailgating, Semester Retreats, and Family Weekend. In order to be eligible for Texas Tech’s CRC, members must fill out an application to Texas Tech, fill out an application to the CRC, and obtain 12 months of sobriety in the semester they begin.  They must also live by the values of our community, attend a weekly seminar, and actively engage in CRC events.  Newcomers are welcome to attend all of recovery meetings, become members of our student organization (ASAS), and hang-out in our building.  Newcomers can also attend our sober tailgates.

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