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Collegiate Recovery Community

Creating an environment in which all students of the Appalachian community can thrive and achieve optimal well-being.

A Collegiate Recovery Community (CRC) offers support to students who are in recovery; wanting to be in recovery; or those who wish to support others on their recovery journey. This community assists in each individual's unique recovery by preventing relapse, encouraging autonomy, providing support, increasing academic success, and offering a safe space on campus to process, grow, and reflect.

The Appalachian CRC holds weekly recovery and community meetings. Individuals actively engaged in addictions recovery are welcome to attend, as well as individuals that seek to support those in addiction and/or compulsive behavior recovery (including but not limited to substance use, eating concerns, gambling, shopping, pornography, gaming, etc), and those who are curious about beginning their recovery journey. If you would like to meet with a CRC staff member about our services or for other inquiries, please contact Jordan Kessler to schedule an individual appointment.

Weekly Meetings

  • Social Drop-in Group Mondays and Wednesdays 3 PM - 5 PM (Wellness office) 
  • SMART Recovery Support Group (All Recovery) Tuesdays 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM (Wellness office)
  • Happy Hour (Social Night) Thursdays 5:30 - 7:00 PM (Wellness office)
  • Sober Curious Drop-in Fridays 6:00 - 7:00 PM (Wellness Office)
  • CRC Lounge - Open to students 9-5pm (excluding specific group meeting times)


UREC Outdoor Program Trips

As part of the Collegiate Recovery Community, you have access to Outdoor Programs day trips for free. Please use this form when registering for trips. Registrations for CRC students close on the Friday 2 weeks from the trip date. For example, a trip going out on Saturday, Oct. 28th would close end of day on Friday, Oct. 13. All Outdoor Programs trips are designed to be entry-level trips.  UREC takes great strides in making sure that trips are accessible for all.  UREC also provides all equipment for all trips.  

Recovery Ally Training

Teaching students, faculty, and staff how to be an ally for individuals in recovery from addiction.  Contact Jordan Kessler to schedule an Ally training.

Online Training Available 24/7 (Currently Under Construction and Revising)

Self-enroll in the online course available to all students, faculty, and staff by following these steps:

2021 Recovery Summit

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