Mission: To provide an empowering environment where students living in, or seeking, long-term recovery from substance use disorders, mental health illness, and other quality of life concerns can successfully realize their goals of academic success and an improved quality of life.
Values: peer accountability, honesty, acceptance, empowerment, and trust.
Vision: A collegiate atmosphere where all students in or seeking long-term recovery reach their maximum potential academically, emotionally, and professionally.
Our organizing students have embraced a model of peer-to-peer recovery and created the student organization, Quaker Peer Recovery. Our organization, for the purposes of our student-identified mission and vision, defines recovery utilizing the SAMHSA working definition: A process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live a self-directed life, and strive to reach their full potential.
As students, we believe that we are most likely to succeed when we can enmesh components of academic and recovery lifestyles during our time on campus. Quaker Peer Recovery is a student recovery community, which exists as a university-wide registered student organization, as well as a registered student organization in the School of Social Policy and Practice (SP2). Our organization is an integrated behavioral health community, which provides peer-to-peer recovery support services and resources based on the social empowerment model to those students living in, or seeking, long-term recovery from substance use disorders, mental health illness, and other quality of life concerns. We also welcome and invite allies, future professionals, or faculty to participate.
We strive to provide a safe-place and social community atmosphere for all students who desire one. There are no requirements, such as utilized pathway to recovery or time lengths, to participate in our community or organization. Whether you are in recovery, seeking recovery, or an ally of recovery – our organization is a safe place for you.