University of North Texas
About the Program
The Collegiate Recovery Program at the University of North Texas was created in 2014. It is currently located within the Department of Rehabilitation and Health Services in the College of Health and Public Service. We have a dedicated office suite that includes offices for staff and a group room for students. The CRP currently has a full time director, a graduate assistant, and 3 student assistants that serve as peer recovery mentors. Our group room is utilized throughout the day for peer led support group meetings, mutual aid groups, peer mentoring, and a relaxing space for students to hang out in between classes. In collaboration with UNT Housing and Residence Life, the CRP offers on-campus recovery housing for CRP members. We are a mid-size program with about 20 active students. Regardless of membership status, currently enrolled UNT students can access our group room and group meetings, as well as outreach events. UNT students with 90 days of sobriety can apply to become a CRP member. We work with students who are interested in joining the CRP as a member, but have not yet reached 90 days of sobriety. In addition to accessing the group room and group meetings, CRP members can apply for recovery housing, will be paired with a peer recovery mentor for weekly check-ins, and can attend our weekly seminar. We offer recovery oriented social events throughout the semester including dinners, bowling, and tailgates. We also partner with the student organization, Eagle Peer Recovery, to advocate for and reduce stigma around behavioral health and recovery. Newcomers are encouraged to participate in group meetings and outreach programs, and explore recovery with us. We recognize the multiple pathways to recovery, serve students with co-occurring conditions, and offer opportunities for those new to recovery as well as those who are stable in their recovery journey.