MID-ATLANTIC

Virginia Tech

Program Details

Established: 2015
Region: Mid-Atlantic
State: Virginia
Program Contact: Joshua Redding
JBR@VT.EDU
(540) 231-2233
Website:  PROGRAM LINK

About the Program

The Recovery Community at Virginia Tech is a student organization on the campus of Virginia Tech that started in 2015 and a part of Hokie Wellness. We meet twice a week in dedicated classrooms and local coffee shops until our permanent space is built in 2020. We also have monthly spaghetti dinners and other events like tailgates, movies, paintball, and other outings. We are currently working on dedicated recovery housing in the community and have a two staff on campus who care deeply about students in recovery and we have a dedicated staff in the budget for 2020. We are currently defined as a Mid-size CRP, but are on the smaller side for most groups. We do not yet have membership requirements except a desire to remain sober. We are working on early class enrollment, and other benefits for members that aid their academic success as well as increase their recovery capital. We require that new comers have at least 6 months of continuous membership and involvement before assuming a leadership position as well as sustained recovery of 6 months to 1 year.

Become a member of arhe!

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.

© 2019 Association of Recovery in Higher Education, All Rights Reserved.

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.