Texas Tech University

Center for Students in Addiction Recovery

Family Members

Greetings family members! 

A recovery-friendly support network is valuable for a newly established or seasoned recovery path.  Connecting with recovery professionals and with other students in recovery can assist one in the areas of strengthening recovery, personal growth, academic achievement and professional success. The Texas Tech University (TTU) Center for Students in Addiction Recovery (CSAR) is where students flourish in the miracle of recovery.

We know that choosing a collegiate recovery program can be difficult and we offer the following information for your consideration as you and your family member make this important decision.

All our best,

Faculty and Staff of the Center for Collegiate Recovery Communities

  1. Ownership and Autonomy. Let your family member ask questions, fill out applications, and help determine which Collegiate Recovery Program would be the best fit for his or her recovery growth and academic needs. Engaging in the admissions process provides a person with a sense of autonomy and ownership in the experience, which they will need further down the road when accepting professional positions in a place of employment.
  2. Healthy Compromise. Typically, when recovering family members get to the point where they are considering education options, relational trust is still being built. Use this opportunity to work together on your relationship. What works for you may not work for your family member. Likewise, what works for your family member may not work for you. Be kind and firm, discussing all available options and possibilities. Together, you can come to a feasible compromise that works best for your entire family, considering the needs of all affected by this decision.
  3. Collegiate Community Support. Collegiate Recovery Programs are not treatment centers. They are designed to focus primarily on recovery support. Recovery support offers a safe haven within the recovery community on college campuses. After deciding education is an option, keep in mind there are over 130 Collegiate Recovery Programs across the nation. While sharing the goals of providing support, preventing a return to use, and promoting academic performance, individual Collegiate Recovery Programs vary greatly in the services they offer students.  Other Collegiate Recovery Programs can be found at the Association of Recovery in Higher Education

Here are some important items to consider about the CSAR at TTU.

  1. Housing. The CSAR at TTU provides recovery-living dorms that are nested within the student population dorms. There are dedicated sections and apartments for recovering students. CSAR staff coordinates student living assignments to ensure that all students living in recovery housing are following the guidelines of recovery housing. For more information about housing, contact Anna Trevino by phone at (806) 742-2891 or by email at alee.trevino@ttu.edu.
  2. Staff. The CSAR at TTU has 8 full time staff members who work with recovering students. In addition to the 125 recovering students enrolled at the CSAR, there are undergraduate Student Assistants, Peer Leaders, and Graduate Student Assistants to augment recovery support by providing peer-to-peer support. 
  3. Space. The CSAR at TTU has a 16,000 square foot building located conveniently in the center of campus. CSAR students have access to the basement that provides study space, a computer lab, a meditation room, a TV lounge, a game room and a break room with a small kitchen.
  4. Scholarships. The CSAR at TTU offers scholarships to all eligible members of our community. The competitive scholarships waive out-of-state tuition and can be helpful with admission into TTU, with regard to grade point averages attained in previous schools.
  5. Eligibility. In general, students applying to the CSAR at TTU should have a year or longer of continuous recovery during the first semester they enter the program. Each student must also have earned a high school diploma or GED before they enter TTU.

More information about the CSAR at TTU can be found on this website. Feel free to contact us by phone at 806.742.2891.

Application Deadlines

Fall Semester - March 31

Spring Semester - October 31


Center for Students in Addiction Recovery