UNCW Director of Substance Abuse and Violence Prevention Rebecca Caldwell and UNCW senior Dan Faulkenberry from CROSSROADS' Collegiate Recovery Community, CRC Hawks, were among a group of N.C. college representatives in Raleigh on Sept. 5 when Governor Pat McCrory announced "Collegiate Recovery Community Day" as part of National Recovery Month.
This year, the activities of the CRC include a weekly dinner, a monthly campus-wide celebration of recovery called Seahawk Strength and Hope, and planned campus and community activities for the CRC Hawks members.
The Hundley Health Education Center in the Student Recreation Center is open Tuesday and Thursday nights from 5-9 p.m. for members to study and develop community. Students hold 12-step meetings on the campus and gather on campus before recovery events in the community. The professional staff of UNCW CROSSROADS, together with student leaders in recovery, will work to raise awareness of recovery on campus, advocate for students in recovery, and network with community resources and other campuses to publicize our CRC and serve students.
In a fall 2012 campus survey, 4.98% of participating UNCW students considered themselves a “student in recovery from alcohol or drug issues.” For more information about the CRC, contact Rebecca Caldwell or visit uncw.edu/recovery.
Photo note: Rebecca Caldwell is pictured front and center, Dan Faulkenberry is behind her in the red shirt. Image courtesy of the Governor’s Office.