MID-ATLANTIC

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Program Details

Established: 2011
Region: Mid-Atlantic
State: North Carolina
Program Contact: Jessica Pinti Dunson
JPINTI1@UNCC.EDU
(704) 687-5884
Website:  PROGRAM LINK

About the Program

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte Collegiate Recovery Community (CRC), housed within the Center for Wellness Promotion, was founded in August 2011. It provides a nurturing and affirming environment that allows UNC Charlotte students in recovery from substance use disorders to successfully pursue academic, personal and professional goals. The CRC also consults with students who have concerns about their use of alcohol and other drugs in order to provide them with options for treatment and other forms of assistance. The CRC offers students in recovery a wide range of programs, services, and resources that serve as a pathway to sobriety, academic achievement, and success. These include a dedicated lounge space for members, professional staff who provide recovery support, scholarship opportunities, recovery-related meetings (12-step, SMART Recovery, etc.), assistance in finding sober housing, and a wide range of social, educational, and service opportunities. The CRC also offers academic advocacy, student conduct advocacy, admissions advocacy, and alumni support. The CRC is a midsized community that maintains about 30 students in abstinence-based recovery. Students must apply to join the program, are held accountable to CRC commitment expectations, and membership is free. The CRC employs a full-time Collegiate Recovery Community Coordinator (who reports to the Director of the Center), a full-time Recovery Support Specialist, one graduate assistant, and interns and undergraduate student staff.

Address:
9201 University City Blvd.
Charlotte, North Carolina 28223
Phone # (704) 687-7414

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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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Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 1541
Kennesaw, GA 30156

Phone Number:
404.710.2803

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.