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Who We Are

Our Community

The Collegiate Recovery Community (CRC) at UTSA consists of students who understand the need for accountability and support while pursuing their degree at UTSA. Students receive support through campus meetings, planned events and community outreach and service projects. Members are asked to meet participation guidelines and benefit from a campus community, scholarships, sober socials, trips and personal development.

Our Team

Program Staff

Kristen McElroy Headshot

Kristen McElroy, MS, LCDC, LPC
Assistant Director, Center for Collegiate Recovery

Kristen has a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from The University of North Texas and a Master of Science degree in counseling and development from Texas Woman’s University. Additionally, she is a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor and a Licensed Professional Counselor Intern. She has worked in a variety of settings including public mental health agencies, crisis assessment and case management, as well as inpatient and outpatient substance abuse treatment facilities where she facilitated group and individual counseling. She is excited to join the UTSA team in providing services to students that will enable them to foster healthy peer relationships, have a safe space to meet for support, and be active members in the UTSA community while living a sober lifestyle.

Our Values

  • We believe ongoing care and support are essential for individuals seeking long term recovery.
  • We respect and value diversity in all individuals.
  • We understand the need for accountability in our lives for full development.
  • We value the critical role of peer support for one’s recovery.
  • We adhere to guiding principles of Honesty, Love, Service and Willingness.