College Participates in Recovery Summit
Tompkins Cortland Community College was included in a recent gathering of New York’s leaders in collegiate recovery efforts, taking part in the Pathways to College Success: New York's 2019 Collegiate Recovery Summit, sponsored by the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS). Tompkins Cortland was one of just seven schools in New York State invited to attend the summit at Siena College in Loudonville June 10-11.
The summit provided the opportunity to work with colleagues from across the country who have successful recovery programs on their campus, as well as the chance to hear from young people in recovery. Work was also done on an action plan for improving the recovery program at Tompkins Cortland.
Tompkins Cortland and the other six colleges were chosen to participate in the summit because each had previously been awarded a Collegiate Recovery Mini-Grant from OASAS. At Tompkins Cortland, the $20,000 grant allowed for the creation of the Collegiate Recovery Community and the opening of the first Recovery Space on a community college campus in the New York.
Ten people attended the summit on the Tompkins Cortland invitation, including two students. Josh De Jesus and Carinn Hubbard (pictured above) are students in the Chemical Dependency Counseling program and have been active volunteers in the College’s new Recovery Space.
OASAS provided funding to attend the summit. Teams from the University at Albany, Corning Community College, Herkimer County Community College, Onondaga Community College, Purchase College, and York College (CUNY) joined Tompkins Cortland at the summit.