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Collegiate Recovery Program

As a recognized national leader for its innovative support programs, Mitchell College is committed to recognizing and developing the strengths of each and every student. With our Collegiate Recovery Program (CRP), we are proud to extend this same support to students who are overcoming struggles with drugs or alcohol, and students who choose to live and learn substance-free.

The Mitchell College Collegiate Recovery Program offers students in recovery from substance abuse a safe and supportive environment to begin or continue their education. Participating students have the opportunity to live in a substance-free residence hall, attend sober social events and outings, participate in weekly and monthly student support groups, and to network with recovery supporters within the local community. Commuter students are also welcome to join in Collegiate Recovery Program activities.

 

Want to learn more?

For more information and specific program guidelines, please contact program coordinator Caroline Vasquez at vasquez_c@mitchell.edu or 860-701-5012

Some of the services that may be available through CRP for students in recovery:

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Housing in the Montauk Apartments, a residence hall that promotes healthier choices and substance-free living

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Recovery Support Groups and Individual Counseling services on campus

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Academic success support with a designated advisor

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AA and NA 12-step meetings on campus | Additional meetings located within a few miles of campus

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Community-based resources throughout southeastern Connecticut

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Volunteer service opportunities

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Wellness programming focused on mind, body and spirit

Participants in the program are expected to:

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Attend 12-step meetings regularly and make use of sponsorship within their 12-step fellowship

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Meet academic goals through individualized academic advising and support, including weekly meetings with their designated advisor

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Be of service to others at the campus and local levels through volunteer opportunities

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Commit to self-care by engaging in activities that support their recovery and well-being in a holistic way

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Model for others a fulfilling college experience without the use of alcohol or drugs

Mitchell College is a member of the Association of Recovery Schools in Higher Education (ARHE)

Housing in Montauk Apartments

Conveniently located on our main campus, the Montauk Apartments are open to any Mitchell College student who is seeking a unique living environment that fully incorporates a substance-free lifestyle. In order to preserve the safe and supportive environment of the residence, all students living in the Montauk Apartments must agree to and abide by specific substance-free housing guidelines. Students in the Montauk Apartments are required to sign a supplementary Housing Agreement prior to moving in each semester.

Some of the guidelines of the Montauk Apartments that students must agree to may include:

  • abstaining from using alcohol or drugs of any kind. This includes bringing any such substances into the building or apartment, or bringing any guests who are under the influence or in possession of such substances into the building.
  • participation in monthly group house meetings, social activities, occasional group meals, or volunteer service opportunities.
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Learn More

Contact Caroline Vasquez at vasquez_c@mitchell.edu.

"As a small school with a long history of identifying and nurturing the strengths of each individual, Mitchell is uniquely prepared to offer an environment and educational experience that understands and respects the needs of students in recovery."

Caroline Vasquez
Academic Advisor and CRP Coordinator

 

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