Who We Are
The Center for Students in Recovery provides a supportive community where students in recovery and in hope of recovery can achieve academic success while enjoying a genuine college experience free from alcohol and other drugs.
What We’re Fundraising For
The UT Austin Center for Students in Recovery aims to support student educational opportunities alongside recovery supports to ensure that students do not have to sacrifice one for the other. CSR's activities are founded on the principle of peer-to-peer recovery support: the verifiably successful practice of connecting individuals in recovery to support one another outside of a clinical setting. Peer supported collegiate recovery relies on key components to encourage a well-rounded recovery experience: an engaged community of students in recovery, recovery-supportive programming, and educational enrichment opportunities including student scholarships and a resource library.
The Center for Students in Recovery maintains a small but growing library of books on addiction and recovery that is free and open to all UT Austin students. It is our hope that you will help us expand this resource so that our students will have the opportunity to explore different dimensions and perspectives on addiction and recovery to enrich both academic experience, as well as their personal recovery journeys. Supporting our CSR Library will enable our students and visitors to learn about addiction and recovery, identify and respond to stigmatizing behavior and language, and help to create a campus culture that embraces recovery.
Donor support expands programming opportunities for students, and in doing so, expands student success, opening the doors for student potential and possibility. Recovery-supportive programming includes student-organized and student-led peer support group meetings, coordinated art projects, group workshops, recovery yoga classes, as well as sober social activities, service opportunities and educational programming. opportunities encourage our students to dream big, to pursue their academic and professional goals, and to accomplish what they may have once believed was not possible.
For the past 15 years CSR students have the opportunity to apply for scholarships each semester. Scholarships not only provide an incentive for students to engage in a healthy recovery program, fellowship, and service, but serve as an acknowledgment and a reward for their hard work and resiliency.
“The scholarships I have received through the Center for Students in Recovery have allowed me to focus more on what is most important to me right now, my education. They have afforded me the opportunity to work less hours and focus more on school and being part of the recovery community, which contributes immeasurably to my wellbeing. Without this assistance, I believe I wouldn’t have learned as much or had the same opportunities during my time at the University of Texas.” – Tiffany C., CSR student scholarship recipient