Texas Tech University

Program Details

Established: 1986
Region: Southeast
State: Texas
Program Contact: Buddy Gerber

About the Program

Texas Tech Center for Collegiate Recovery Communities (TTU CRC) 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 a larger CRC supporting over 100 students in recovery.  The 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 section within university housing that is specifically assigned students in recovery.  We have eight full-time staff members including one Director, two Associate Directors, two Assistant Directors, one Research Associate, one Unit/Event Coordinator, and one Business Manager.  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-weekly all-recovery birthday/speaker meeting, Association of Students About Service(ASAS)—student organization, Providing the Outside World with Empowerment and Resources(POWER is a student organization presenting to underrepresented and marginalized groups of individuals who are recovering from addictive disorders and/or eating disorders, to empower the pursuit of higher education at Texas Tech University),Study Abroad Program, Eating Disorder Support including Seminar and Nutritional Support with Registered Dietician, Recovery 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 (which requires 3 letters of recommendation), and obtain 12 months of sobriety in the semester they begin.  They must also live by the core values of our community (Clean, Recovery, & Healthy, Connected in Community, Commitment to Academics, Civility in Relationships),attend a weekly seminar, and actively engage in CRC events.  Potential students, before they apply and are accepted, are welcome to attend all appropriate recovery meetings, become members of our student organizations (ASAS & POWER), hang-out in our building and encouraged to attend our recovery tailgates.

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The Association of Recovery in Higher Education (ARHE) is the only association exclusively representing collegiate recovery programs (CRPs) and collegiate recovery communities (CRCs), the faculty and staff who support them, and the students who represent them. ARHE provides the education, resources, and community connection needed to help change the trajectory of recovering student’s lives. We are a network of professionals, administrators, faculty, staff, students, parents and policy makers.

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