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UT Tyler Opens Center for Students in Recovery

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November 13, 2013

Media Contact:  Hannah Buchanan
Public Affairs Specialist
Marketing and Communications
The University of Texas at Tyler
903.565.5769 or 903.539.7196 (cell)

November 13, 2013

The University of Texas at Tyler has opened a center dedicated to provide students with an on-campus recovery community, Ona Tolliver, assistant vice president for student affairs and dean of students, announced.

Located in the University Center Annex, room 381, the UT Tyler Center for Students in Recovery gives students in recovery and in hope of recovery the opportunity to achieve academic, professional and personal success – while enjoying a genuine college experience at UT Tyler. The program is made possible through a three-year UT System grant, meant to expand collegiate recovery programming throughout the UT System.

This is the first and only university system-wide expansion in the nation.

“We are proud to be one of the first UT System schools receiving this grant to open our Center for Students in Recovery this fall,” said Kim Harvey-Livingston, UT Tyler director of student services. “The lessons learned through this program make the choice to attend UT Tyler a life-long benefit to both the individual and the community.”

Center hours are 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and by special appointment. All addictions 12-step meetings are 7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays. Al-Anon meetings are 7:30 p.m. on Thursdays.

Staff can also provide students with resources, referrals and service opportunities.

“The center is not only for anyone in recovery but also for those students interested in learning more about recovery or supporting their peers or loved ones in recovery from addictive behaviors. UT Tyler’s support services encourage personal responsibility and healthy decision-making that contribute to lifelong learning,” Harvey-Livingston added.

The UT Tyler Department of Student Services provides support and opportunities that maximize a student’s ability to benefit from the academic environment through accessibility, professional counseling, recovery, wellness and testing services.

For more information, contact Harvey-Livingston, 903.566.7197 or klivingston@uttyler.edu or visit http://www.uttyler.edu/recovery/.

One of the 15 campuses of the UT System, UT Tyler offers excellence in teaching, research, artistic performance and community service. More than 80 undergraduate and graduate degree programs are available at UT Tyler, which has an enrollment of more than 7,500 high-ability students at its campuses in Tyler, Longview and Palestine.

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