University of Mississippi

Program Details

Established: 2010
Region: Southeast
State: Mississippi
Program Contact: Erin Cromeans
recovery@olemiss.edu
(662) 915-6543
Website: Program Link

About the Program

Founded in 2010, the Collegiate Recovery Community (CRC) at the University of Mississippi is a community of support designed to help students in recovery from addiction achieve their academic goals. Housed in the Office of Health Promotion under Campus Recreation and Wellness, the community establishes an academic and social support system to address the unique challenges recovering students face in a collegiate environment. The community is administrated by volunteer board members and one paid graduate assistant with oversight from the assistant director of campus recreation and all are dedicated to the cause of recovery. The CRC at UM currently does not have dedicated space or sober living accommodations on campus. Membership size is small (13), but doubled over the summer and is made up of males and females of all ages and both undergraduate and graduate students. CRC member students must be enrolled in at least 3 credit hours at the University of Mississippi, have a minimum of three months in recovery, participate in the CRC community service project and other events, and remain abstinent from the use of drugs and alcohol. The CRC sponsors a weekly 12-step meeting on campus, we provide lunch and fellowship for CRC members every other week, we also hold sober tailgates, outdoor trips, holiday parties, and our annual Fall Speaker Event. The CRC at UM has been working to build its endowment and last year began offering $1,000 scholarships to CRC students. We recently received a grant from The Herren Project to send 4 of our students to the Unite to Face Addiction Rally in Washington, DC. Students interested in membership are welcome to contact us to learn more about meetings and opportunities for participation.

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