Navigating and excelling in higher education is a formative and stressful experience. The UTEP CRP is a vital part of aiding students who have recovered to maintain their recovery. Additionally, we serve as an introduction to various entryways into recovery or help prevent recovery from even being needed for students who may be questioning the impact of addictive behaviors and substances on their lives.
Our sponsorship of the R.I.S.E. student organization as well as partnerships with campus and community organizations have allowed us to host speakers forums, panel-discussions, and sober events that all promote access to social, academic, and personal support without judgment. Furthermore, UTEP CRP is happy to report celebrating with R.I.S.E students who have graduated with honors.
This program fills a void of loneliness and confusion, especially since many people do not know where to turn for help, or are frightened to do so.”
-UTEP Graduate Student and CRP participant
As the UTEP CRP has been developing over the past four years, we have engaged over 1,100 students, faculty, staff, and community members by increasing awareness about substance use and recovery. We attracted attention on a national level, when in 2015 the UTEP CRP was featured on the White House web page as a prominent participant during a telecast project called Recovery at The White House: Young and in Recovery. Our viewing party, just one out of hundreds across the U.S., was also awarded for having the most ‘Tweet’ activity by Transforming Youth Recovery during their “Night to Unite Watch Party Photo Challenge.”
Donations to the UTEP CRP not only show support to our Miners in recovery, but enable us to provide service to our greater El Paso Community as well. UTEP CRP emphasizes service to others, such as through direct community service, assisting with food and supplies drives, and providing presentations about youth in recovery. If you would like to enlist UTEP CRP services, please contact the CRP Coordinator.
Help us ensure that UTEP students affected by addictive substances and behaviors have access to recovery support services and empower them to excel academically, professionally, and personally. Donations are accepted via our Donate Portal, or through in-kind donations, such as: Disposable cups, plates, silverware, and napkins/paper towels Recovery literature (Big Books, 12 Traditions books, OA materials, etc.).
Please contact the CRP Coordinator for further details about in-kind donations.