University of Kentucky

Program Details

Established: 2016
Region: Southeast
State: Kentucky
Program Contact: Sierra Perry
(859) 323-5981

About the Program


University of Kentucky’s Collegiate Recovery Community is housed within the department of Campus Recreation and Wellness. On campus, we currently have dedicated group space, meeting space, and office space. We have one full-time staff member, the Program Director, whose entire work focus is UK’s CRC. The size of our CRC is currently small, with about 6-8 students regularly participating in recovery meetings and activities. We offer a weekly recovery meeting on campus as well as social and service events. In order to become a member of UK’s CRC, an individual must fill out an application, be a student attending the University of Kentucky (though also open to students attending Bluegrass Community and Technical College and Transylvania University), have at least six months of sobriety, be actively participating in a twelve-step recovery program or an equivalent recovery program, attend weekly recovery meetings, and actively engage in CRC events. Newcomers are welcome to attend recovery meetings and participate in CRC events and activities, as long as they are sober and serious about recovery.

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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, supportive environment within the campus culture that reinforces the decision to engage in a lifestyle of recovery from substance use. It is designed to provide an educational opportunity alongside recovery support to ensure that students do not have to sacrifice one for the other.