Eagles in Recovery is UMW’s Collegiate Recovery Program. It is structured to support students in different stages of exploring their own recovery who are seeking a degree in higher education.
Eagles in Recovery works to ensure students do not have to choose between their recovery and their education. We support students through their journey here at UMW with meetings and organized events, and we provide a safe space for recovery meetings and peer support.
Our students are welcome to join us for recovery meetings — for more information, see below. We also offer one-on-one meetings between students and Eagles in Recovery staff.
Each year, we offer Recovery Ally Training for anyone in the UMW community who is interested in learning how to support the recovery community.
Eagles in Recovery is available to all UMW students who want to support or sustain their recovery, or who want to help support peers in recovery. We can also assist students who are looking for ways to get help with their active addiction and can put them in touch with appropriate resources.
We cultivate working relationships with area organizations such as the Rappahannock Area Counseling Services Board (RACSB), Pinnacle Treatment Centers, and Lighthouse. The aim of these relationships is to create more seamless transitions for students exploring recovery who might need support beyond the resources available to them at UMW.
To connect with someone in Eagles in Recovery, or if you have any questions, please contact one of the following staff members:
- Hunter Rauscher (Co-Chair), email@example.com 540-654-1058
- Ray Tuttle (Co-Chair), firstname.lastname@example.org 540-654-1660
- Jiamie Pyles (Peer Recovery Specialist), email@example.com
- Our general email account is firstname.lastname@example.org
Meetings and Resources
These two meetings are available in person and virtually, via Zoom. For information about joining a meeting via Zoom, please contact Jiamie Pyles.
Recovery Coffee Bike
New in 2022, our Recovery Coffee Bike is another space in which our recovery community can connect and talk openly about lived recovery experiences. The bike also will provide an opportunity for us to get the word out about Eagles in Recovery, to reach new members, and to educate allies. There will be volunteer opportunities for students who want to get involved with the coffee bike or just to enjoy the free coffee and making connections.
Eagles in Recovery Clubhouse
This is a safe space, located in Link 306, for students in recovery, and it is only open to those students in recovery. The space is available exclusively from 12:00 p.m. on Wednesdays through Monday mornings at 8:00 a.m. Please contact Hunter Rauscher for access to this room.