Recovery Oriented Campus Center


Welcome to The ROCC

The Recovery Oriented Campus Center (ROCC) at the University of Southern Maine is about establishing peer support to build a supportive community for students in recovery from substance use and other mental health conditions. The ROCC is a place where students enter to reconnect with themselves, each other, and their community; while also exploring their academic potential and the boundless opportunities that await them in a life of recovery.

This peer driven community will be the foundation of growth to prepare students for the larger community where they will use their valuable experiences and education to lead fulfilling lives, to enrich the lives of people in the community, and to make a vital difference in the world.

 See the events calender for more information on groups offered at The ROCC.

Watch The ROCC's Introduction Video

What is "RECOVERY" ? 

•What is recovery?  The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has established a working definition of recovery that defines recovery as:          

 “A process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live self directed lives, and strive to reach their full potential.”                                  

(The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, (2012) SAMHSA's Working Definition of Recovery,  Pub id: PEP12-RECDEF)

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What is a Collegiate Recovery Program/ Center?

Colleges and universities across the country have established collegiate recovery programs (CRP) or collegiate recovery centers (CRC), as a comprehensive form of support services to meet the needs of college students in recovery. While services and offerings may vary by location and institution, these programs and communities share the goal of promoting student success in both academic pursuits and personal recovery through the integration of recovery into the campus culture.

To Learn more about Collegiate Recovery centers visit: The Association of Recovery in Higher Education 


What is the ROCC at USM?

The ROCC provides a safe supportive place for students to reconnect, recreate and redefine their college experience, meet new people and find a home in the community. Fun can always be found in our groups, activities and events. Rewarding experiences are gained in our service opportunities, leadership roles, coaching and mentoring!

• Reconnect, Redefine, Revitalize

• ROCC Your College Experience

• YOU are Welcome

• The ROCC Makes Recovery FUN

Join your USM community peers at the ROCC! Don’t let substance use and mental health define your college experience!

We can help you ROCC your way through to a college degree!