Who We Are
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. The Center’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.
What We’re Fundraising For
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. These 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.
The Center maintains a library of books on addiction and recovery that is free and open to all UT Austin students. We would like to 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 experiences, as well as their personal recovery journeys. Student Scholarships: For the past 16 years students have had the opportunity to apply for scholarships each semester. Scholarships provide an incentive for students to engage in a healthy recovery program, fellowship, and service, and 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 fewer 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., student scholarship recipient
"CSR has made a difference in my recovery by showing me there are other people at UT who value their sobriety as much as I do my own! Walking through the west campus surrounded by remnants of drinking culture, it’s a relief to know I can walk somewhere to hang out with people who get my situation. – Caroline C.
"The Center for Students in Recovery has been my home on campus, the place where I was able to cultivate an identity as a student, and the reason I have been a successful one. I am so grateful to it, and you for your generous support. – Geoff V.