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Health Promotion & Wellness

Creating a Healthy State

at Mississippi State University

Collegiate Recovery

The Collegiate Recovery Community (CRC) offers comprehensive support services for recovering students and initiatives to enhance a student's recovery program. We embrace a wellness approach to recovery, choosing to focus on recovery enhancement as the best way to prevent relapse.


Available Support

Academic Scholarships

Anonymous Meetings

Back to School Social

Community Support

Computer Lab

Connections on Campus

Family Weekend

Graduation Celebrations

Housing Support

Introductory Program

One-on-One Meetings

Seminar Meetings

Sober Tailgates for Home Games

Southeastern CRC Fall Retreat

Speaker Events

Super Sober Super Bulldog Weekend

Weekly Meetings hosted at the CRC House

140 Magruder Street

Mississippi State, MS 39762

Lotus Group (body positivity group), Tuesday @5:00 PM

Meditation Meeting, Wednesday @7:00 AM

Al-Anon Meeting, Wednesday @5:15 PM

Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting, Wednesday @7:00 PM

Recovery Night (second and fourth Thursday in McCool 128 & 130), Thursday @7:00 PM

Presentations available by request:

Collegiate Recovery at a Glance: 10-20 minutes

Collegiate Recovery at Mississippi State

Collegiate Recovery National History

Collegiate Recovery and Student Affairs

Others available upon request

 

Connect with Student Counseling Services at https://www.counseling.msstate.edu/


Apply to the Introductory or Scholarship Program

Introductory Program

There is a rolling application deadline for acceptance as an Introductory Student into the Collegiate Recovery Community at Mississippi State University and applications will be accepted year-round. The CRC Introductory Student Program is tailored for Mississippi State students in early recovery (those with six months or less recovery time).

Eligibility

Acceptance into Mississippi State University

A Dedication to working towards and Establishing Sustained Recovery

Interview with CRC Staff

Active Participation in a Twelve-Step Recovery Program or Equivalent Recovery Program

Commitment to Service

Commitment to CRC Introductory Program Requirements:

Attend weekly Seminar Classes

Attend at least two (2) Recovery Meetings weekly

Attend bi-weekly “MSU Recovery Night” Meetings

Sign up to meet with your Academic Advisor each semester

Schedule and meet with a counselor from SCS on a regular basis during first six (6) months of recovery

If you are willing and able to meet the requirements for the Collegiate Recovery Community at Mississippi State University please complete the application below. If you have any questions, contact us at (662) 325-3192 or e-mail at msucrc@msstate.edu.

Scholarship Program

There is a rolling application deadline for acceptance into the Collegiate Recovery

Community at Mississippi State University and applications will be accepted year-round.

Eligibility

Acceptance into Mississippi State University

Complete and Continuous Abstinence of Six (6) months from Alcohol and other Drugs

and/or all Process Addictions

Interview with CRC Faculty and Staff

Active Participation in a Twelve-Step Recovery Program or Equivalent Recovery Program

Commitment to Service

Commitment to CRC Program Requirements:

Attend weekly Seminar Classes

Attend weekly Recovery Meetings

Attend weekly “MSU Recovery Night” Meetings

Sign up to meet with your Academic Advisor each semester

If you are willing and able to meet the requirements for the Collegiate Recovery

Community at Mississippi State University please complete the application below. If you

have any questions, contact us at (662) 325-3192 or e-mail at msucrc@msstate.edu.

Anonymous Meetings

Give (Link to MSU Foundation: https://securelb.imodules.com/s/811/foundation/interior-form.aspx?sid=811&gid=1&pgid=2318&cid=8458)

Ways to Give

  1. Scholarship Fund
    These funds will be used to academically support our students in the Collegiate Recovery Community. Scholarships donations can be made on an annual basis or as part of an endowment.
  2. Unrestricted Fund
    These funds will be used to support the students at the Collegiate Recovery Community in all of their endeavors. Through the use of these funds the CRC will provide group meals, aid with travel expenses to conferences, and provide programming to enhance the students' recovery. Unrestricted funds allow the CRC to create an environment for students' success in recovery.

Your gift makes a difference. Students in recovery who achieve academic success help break the stigma regarding the disease of addiction. For questions about making a gift, please contact Blake Schneider at (662) 325 - 3192 or bschneider@saffairs.msstate.edu

Calendar

Link to this calendar http://recovery.msstate.edu/calendar.php

MSSAS

Mississippi State Students About Service (MSSAS) is designed to create an environment in which all students, undergraduate and graduate, can interact socially and can be of maximum service to Mississippi State University, University Health Services, and the local, state, and national communities. The students involved must be willing to support those in recovery, or be in recovery themselves.

Meetings occur at the CRC House, 140 Magruder Street, during the Fall and Spring semesters on Monday nights from 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM. There are no dues or fees to join. If you would like more information, to get involved, or suggest a project where MSSAS can be of service please contact the CRC at (662) 325 - 3192 or email at msucrc@msstate.edu.

News

Newsletters

Press Releases

Hype Video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ij9DZPOQMk&feature=youtu.be)

Initiatives

Back to School Social

At the beginning of each semester students get together in order to get the semester kicked off in the right direction. This allows students who haven't seen each other over break to reconnect and allows new students to acclimate to the community in a laid-back setting.

Family Weekend

During the Fall semester the Collegiate Recovery Community hosts a Parent's Weekend for the parents of our students to come down to Starkville and see what the CRC is all about. The weekend is centered on what the CRC provides to students, how parents can best support their students in recovery and academics, as well as a formal dinner showcasing our students' many successes.

Graduation Celebration

Graduating from an SEC school and being in recovery is a big deal. We like to celebrate our students' academic success. At the end of each semester we get together in order to congratulate, socialize, and reminisce with one another.

Recovery Night

MSU Recovery Night is an all-recovery speaker meeting that meets weekly on campus and is open to all who are interested. Recovery Night provides Mississippi State University and the larger community an opportunity to hear stories of recovery from a wide array of perspectives. During the Fall and Spring semesters Recovery Night meets every second and fourth Thursday at 7:00 PM in McCool Hall, Rm. 128. (Recovery night is sponsored by a local coffee shop or eatery from the local Starkville community.)

Retreat

Each Spring & Fall Semester the Collegiate Recovery Community provides students with the opportunity to network with students from other CRC's around the Southeast. The Retreat’s consist of events and activities that promote teambuilding and fellowship among MSU students, and other universities. Students leave refreshed and recharged after a weekend filled with the forging of new friendships and the renewal of old ones.

Seminar

All members of the Collegiate Recovery Community are required to attend a one hour seminar class weekly. Seminar classes are led by a faculty member from the Department of Health Promotion & Wellness. Seminar classes are focused on behaviors and qualities essential in the development of enhancing students’ long-term sustained recovery. Seminar topics will be considered from behavioral, mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual perspectives in order to provide students with the groundwork to achieve academic success at a collegiate level.

Sober Tailgates

The Collegiate Recovery Community provides sober tailgates at Mississippi State University for members of the CRC and anyone else on campus that may wish to remain sober for a home game during the fall semester. The tailgates are located at the Collegiate Recovery Community House (140 Magruder Street). Please join us for food, fun, and fellowship.