NorthEast REgion

University of Southern Maine

Program Details

Region: Northeast
State: Maine
Program Contact: Christopher Corson
(207) 780-4678

About the Program

The Recovery Oriented Campus Center (ROCC) at the University of Southern Maine (USM) is a collegiate recovery center fostering a supportive peer community for students in recovery from substance use and other mental health conditions. The ROCC’s collegiate recovery program (CRP) is supportive of all pathways to recovery, and also welcomes recovery allies. The ROCC which opened in Sept. 2016, is a department within University Health and Counseling which is part of Student Affairs.  The Recovery Oriented Campus Center has independent dedicated space on the Portland Campus of USM. This dedicated space includes a group/ meeting room, two staff offices, and two student study spaces/ offices. Currently the ROCC has a part time collegiate recovery program coordinator, a part time graduate assistant, and a number of student employees. The ROCC CRP is mid-sized as defined by 15-45 peers. Interested students may attend groups or events as a visitor. Students who would like to be more involved, and engage in the ROCC recovery community can become “peers”. Peers have made a commitment to their own recovery and to support the recovery of their peers. Recovery programming and supports include: recovery planning, peer support groups, recovery oriented social events, community engagement and outreach, advocacy, and recovery oriented trainings. The ROCC works collaboratively with health and counseling services as well as other campus departments such as the disability services center, the veteran’s resource center, and the office of admissions.

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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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