University of Arkansas

Program Details

Established: 2014
Region: Southeast
State: Arkansas
Program Contact: Ashley Jo Brown
(479) 575-2500

About the Program

In 2014, the Razorback Recovery Community (RRC) was established at the University of Arkansas to support students in recovery. The RRC is under the Department of Student Affairs, with our office and lounge in the Pat Walker Health Center. We have a full-time Substance Education, Assessment, & Recovery (SEAR) Coordinator, a full-time Recovery Specialist, and a Ph.D.-level graduate assistant on staff. Currently, our collegiate recovery program is small, but we hope to expand by providing an inclusive environment for students on campus. Our mission is to help students overcome recovery-related issues, achieve academic success, and promote personal and professional growth. The RRC provides weekly recovery meetings, hosts sober events and tailgates, and has social gatherings off campus. In addition, there is peer support for new members and a scholarship each year. Newcomers are welcome to participate in any event; however, we ask active members to have thirty (30) days of continuous sobriety and work on a recovery program. For students still contemplating recovery, the RRC can provide education and resource to help guide your decision, too.

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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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A Collegiate Recovery Program (CRP) is a college or university-provided program that includes a supportive environment within the campus culture. CRPs reinforce the decision to engage in a lifestyle of recovery from addiction/substance use disorder. It is designed to provide an educational opportunity alongside recovery supports to ensure that students do not have to sacrifice one for the other.

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