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Center for Students in Recovery

Center for Students in Recovery

The Center for Students in Recovery (CSR) at The University of Texas at Dallas provides a community where students can find safety and support in order to thrive and have the best college experience possible while living in recovery. Students in recovery have the typical stress of being and school and working, with the additional work of maintaining their recovery through meetings, therapy, and more. Learning to balance the demands of work, school, and recovery can be difficult but is more than worth the effort. The Center for Students in Recovery at The University of Texas at Dallas was created to provide a supportive environment to such students within the campus culture that supports students in recovery from substance and alcohol use disorders, process addictions, eating disorders, trauma, and more. The CSR hosts peer support groups, individual counseling, designated study time, national travel, and both on and off campus sober activities to provide students in recovery a space in which to thrive.


Why Donate to us?

Addiction has become a defining issue of this epoch. 90% of drug and alcohol issues start between the ages of 12 and 20 – which corresponds to high school and college. Intervention at this stage is crucial and can make or break the life of an individual.

With all the help that is available to such individuals, the UTD CSR Scholarship Fund is another step towards guiding students in the right direction. The scholarship affords students that have been engulfed by addiction another chance at getting back up on their feet.

By donating to the scholarship fund, you are helping deserving students become self-sufficient after having gone through the depravity of addiction. Our hope is that by enabling these students to pursue a better life, the scholarship fund will allow them to give back to society and the future alumni, thus setting up a virtuous cycle.

CSR Scholarship Fund

The CSR Scholarship Fund is designed for UT Dallas students in recovery from substance use, eating disorders, trauma or other addictions. The scholarship:

  • Financially assists students in recovery as they pursue their degree.
  • Encourages participation in the CSR.
  • Provides alumni and community members a chance to support students in recovery.

Scholarship criteria will include:

  • Full-time or part-time student enrollment status
  • Engagement in CRP activities, meetings and recovery programs
  • Financial need

Combined with other resources, the CSR Scholarship Fund offers college students challenged by addiction a chance to get back on their feet. Most students in recovery have higher-than-average GPAs compared with students not in recovery.  Students in recovery also have higher retention and graduation rates.  Importantly, students in recovery have been shown to have a lower return rate to using. By enabling Comets the opportunity to pursue a better life, the CSR Scholarship Fund also may allow its recipients the chance to give back to society.  With a donation to the CSR Scholarship Fund, you are helping deserving students become self-sufficient.


CSR Sober Travel Fund

We provide an environment for students in recovery wherein they can pursue a genuine college experience and recovery, without having to sacrifice one for another. This entails creating a safe space for our students and hosting fun sober travel where students can interact with others who are in recovery. Travel may include attendance of collegiate recovery conferences, sober camping trips, sober spring break activities, and more. The CSR Sober Activity Fund will be used to fund such travel and activities, which help students have a balanced experience of recovery and college fun.

Rank State Donors
1 TX 36
2 AA 0
2 AE 0
Student Match
Calling all UT Dallas students! The first 300 students to designate a $2 gift to the area of their choice will receive a dollar-for-dollar match.
President's Challenge
From 2 to 3 p.m., Dr. and Mrs. Benson will match every UT Dallas faculty and staff gift under $25, dollar for dollar up to $1,969.
$1,969 MATCHED
Faculty and Staff A.M. Power Hour Match
Attention all UT Dallas faculty and staff: COMETogether with us from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on April 2 for a Giving Day power hour. All contributions of $50 or less made to any designation at our University will be matched dollar for dollar, up to $2,019, thanks to a generous donor.
$2,019 MATCHED
Bert Romberg Presentation
Make plans to attend a presentation featuring Bert Romberg at the Ackerman Center for Holocaust Studies, JO 4.800, at 10 a.m.!
Social Media and a Slice Challenge
Stop by the Hoblitzelle Hall (HH) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to take a seflie, tag @UTDallasCE and use #COMETogetherUTD on social media for a slice of pizza. Note: Pizza available while supplies last.
UTD Pep Band
The Pep Band rocked it! check out our tag board to see video footage of their performance!
First Gift Bonus
WOW! Huge shout out to Stephanie Taylor! She made the very first gift for Comets Giving Day and unlocked an additional $100 for Science, Mathematics and Education!
883 (UTD) Gift Bonus
Congratulations to Stephen Ziomek! He was the 883rd donor for Comets Giving Day! Stephen unlocked an additional $100 for Women's Soccer!
1,969 Gift Bonus
Congratulations to Sean and Jodi Crowley from Sag Harbor, NY - they were our 1,969th donor on Comets Giving Day! You guys just unlocked an additional $100 that will go to the UT Dallas Pep Band!
2,019 Gift Bonus
Congratulations to David C. for winning the 2,019th Gift Bonus - he unlocked an additional $100 that will go towards School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences.
#COMETogetherUTD Challenge
Congratulations to Tasia WIlson for winning this challenge! She unlocked an additional $100 for the Galerstein Gender Center!
Share Your Cause Challenge
Congratulations to Kim Distin for winning this challenge, she unlocked $100 for Science and Mathematics Education and UTeach Dallas!
Creative Cuteness Challenge
Congratulations to Monica Boyd Krause for winning the Creative Cuteness Challenge and unlocking $100 for Material Science and Education!
Be a Pizza the Giving Day Fun
Join us on Margaret McDermott Trellis Plaza by the Plinth for some Comets Giving Day fun! Slices will be given to anyone who takes a photo with the Comets Giving Day marketing materials and shares on social media using #COMETogetherUTD. Northside pizza will be served at noon on a first-come, first-served basis.
You're On a Roll
Stop by Margaret McDermott Trellis Plaza near the Plinth from 2 to 4 p.m. on April 2. Grab yourself a handful of Tootsie Rolls while listening to the UT Dallas Pep Band and celebrating the impact our Comet community has made for UT Dallas. Post, share and keep the momentum going using #COMETogetherUTD.
Student Affairs Leaderboard
Which Student Affairs group will rise to the top? Help the SA area you love get $250 in bonus funds!
Rank Prize Department Gifts
1 $250 Athletics 96
2 Center for Students in Recovery 73
3 Delta Zeta 17
4 Military and Veteran Center 16
5 Student Volunteerism 12
6 180 Degrees Consulting Student Organization 1
7 Division of Student Affairs 0
Overall Participation Leaderboard
Who will rise to the top? Check back periodically to see...
Rank Department Gifts
1 Computer Science 368
2 Jindal School of Management 140
3 Student Ambassadors 115
4 Electrical and Computer Engineering 105
5 Athletics 96
6 Multicultural Center 85
7 Fund for UT Dallas 80
8 Natural Sciences and Mathematics 75
9 Ackerman Center for Holocaust Studies 74
10 Center for Students in Recovery 73
11 Materials Science and Engineering 73
12 Comet Closet 64
13 Economic, Political and Policy Sciences 60
14 Comet Cupboard 57
15 Center for Children and Families 55
16 Undergraduate Success Scholars 50
17 Callier Center for Communication Disorders 49
18 Arts & Humanities 47
19 Science and Mathematics Education 46
20 Behavioral and Brain Sciences 44
21 Galerstein Gender Center 43
22 Urban STEM Camp 40
23 Arts, Technology, & Emerging Communication 38
24 Academic Bridge Program 34
25 Mechanical Engineering 33
26 Bioengineering 27
27 Systems Engineering 24
28 UT Dallas Pep Band 22
29 Jim Friedberg ProConnect Opportunity Fund 22
30 Center for BrainHealth 21
31 Delta Zeta 17
32 Area of Greatest Need 16
33 UTDesign EPICS 16
34 Military and Veteran Center 16
35 Jindal Young Scholars Program 14
36 Staff Council 14
37 Student Volunteerism 12
38 Asia Center 11
39 Douglas Aundre Peterson Fund for Homeless Students 11
40 Engineering and Computer Science Dean's Fund 10
41 Interdisciplinary Studies 9
42 Center for U.S. - Latin America Initiatives at UTD 9
43 Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship 8
44 Black Faculty and Staff Alliance 7
45 Center for Values 6
46 Young Professionals 6
47 Center for Vital Longevity 6
48 Dance Fund 5
49 Eugene McDermott Library 5
50 QuTD 5
51 McDermott Scholars 4
52 Center for Translation Studies 4
53 Hobson Wildenthal Honors College 4
54 Military and Veterans 3
55 University Emergency Medical Response 3
56 Jane Marie Grace Hicks Memorial Scholarship/Fellow 2
57 Latino Faculty and Staff Association 2
58 Kids University 2
59 Career Center 2
60 UT Dallas Women 2
61 Marjorie Duckworth Endowment 1
62 Professor Biswas Fellowship 1
63 Graduate Studies 1
64 180 Degrees Consulting Student Organization 1
65 Jonsson School Alumni Opportunity Fund 0
66 Reba Biswas Fellowship 0
67 Neil Gaynor Opportunity Fund 0
68 Pagett and Mike Gosslee Opportunity Fund 0
69 Aviation Collection 0
70 Division of Student Affairs 0
71 Exley Journal for Undergraduate Research 0
72 Other 0
73 Victor L. Worsfold Grant Program Fund 0
Faculty vs. Staff Challenge
When UT Dallas employees compete, UT Dallas students win!
What is your affiliation with UT Dallas?
Rank Answer Gifts
1 Staff 458
2 Faculty 261
Door Decorating Contest
Congratulations to the Center for Children and Families for winning this year's Door Decorating contest and winning and additional $150! Second place goes to Comet Closet! they unlocked an additional $50!
Center for Students in Recovery Match
The Center for Students in Recovery needs your help, and thanks to a couple of generous donors, all gifts will be matched dollar for dollar, up to $12,000, on Comets Giving Day!
$2,440 MATCHED
Senior Giving Match
Seniors, it's time to leave your mark on UT Dallas! Thanks to a generous donor, all gifts made by seniors graduating in 2019 will be matched dollar for dollar, up to $1,000!
$1,000 MATCHED
Nothing Bundt Cakes Fundraiser
All UTD supporters in the Richardson area, check out Nothing Bundt Cakes Richardson Feb. 18-22 to support the Comets Giving Day Door Decorating Contest! Twenty percent of all proceeds during this week will go to the contest winner! Just mention UT Dallas at checkout, and keep in mind you can order up to a year in advance. Whoosh!
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