With the recent events of Hurricane Florence, we know that many students, faculty and staff will want to volunteer to help in the recovery over the next few weeks and months. We want to let you know that ECU has established a Post Hurricane Recovery Operations Center in Greenville, where it is currently receiving requests for various types of non-emergency recovery assistance from both communities and businesses located throughout Eastern North Carolina.
For those individuals, clubs and organizations at CPCC that would like to help in the recovery, please feel free to go to https://florencerecovery.ecu.edu/ to sign-up and volunteer to help.
In addition to the normal struggles with coursework, relationship issues, and working on their recovery program, students in recovery also have to contend with the college environment, which is often unofficially organized around alcohol and other drug use. The Collegiate Recovery Community (CRC) offers an alternative. It provides a supportive environment within the campus culture that reinforces the decision to disengage from addictive behaviors. It provides a community of peers with shared experiences, goals and values around recovery. It offers an educational opportunity alongside recovery support to ensure that students do not have to sacrifice one for the other. It reinforces accountability for recovering students that comes from self, peers and higher education staff. And finally, it provides a normative college experience for individuals in recovery apart from the culture of drinking/substance use that is present on today’s campuses.
The CRC meets every Monday at 11:30 a.m. to plan events and fellowship. The meeting is on Central Campus in Worrell 1130. The CRC has Support Group Meetings on Tuesday from 2 until 3 p.m., on Wednesday from noon until 1 p.m. and on Thursday from 3:30 until 4:30 p.m. These meetings are also held on Central Campus in Worrell 1130 and are student led. Students can engage with and seek support from other students fighting the same battles as well as have access to supportive faculty and staff members on Central Campus. The program is designed to assist these students with any struggles they may have in maintaining sobriety while being a successful college student.
For more information about the CRC, contact Tony Beatty at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 704-330-2722, extension 3481.
The Collegiate Recovery Community (CRC) at Central Piedmont Community College is a student club for students who in recovery from addictive disorders including alcohol, drugs and eating disorders. Students can engage with and seek support from students fighting the same battles as well as have access to supportive faculty and staff members on Central Campus. The program is designed to assist these students with any struggles they may have in maintaining sobriety while being a successful college student.
As part of creating safe spaces for recovering students, the CRC has established two weekly, 12-Step Support Group Meetings on Central Campus. These meetings are open for any student in recovery. The meetings are held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday and at noon on Thursday on Central Campus in Belk 1100. Come in the front of the Belk Building and turn left at the elevator and the room is immediately on the left.
For more information contact Tony Beatty, CRC Faculty Advisor, at email@example.com or Jeff King at firstname.lastname@example.org.