Mission Statement

UMB Scholars for Recovery Mission Statement:

The mission of the UMB Scholars for Recovery group is to promote the academic and social well-being of recovering students at the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) through the praxis of social justice, empowerment, and community building. We seek to provide a supportive atmosphere on campus for students who are in recovery, wish to recover from an addiction, persons who are affected by another person’s addiction, and all friends of recovery. 

Part 1: Social Justice

  • To promote and enhance the political, academic, and socioeconomic progress of students in recovery and the students who support them. 
  • To pursue social change for vulnerable and oppressed students suffering with, and in recovery from, substance use. 
  • To strive to ensure access to needed information, services, and resources, and to promote equality and opportunity for UMB scholars.

Part 2: Empowerment

  • To serve as a resource to prospective recovering students.
  • To facilitate the transition of incoming recovering students upon their arrival at UMB.
  • To promote a more progressive and conscious atmosphere within the UMB campus that addresses the culture of recovery.

Part 3: Community Building

  • To establish and maintain personal/professional relationships that serve the recovering community outside the UMB system.
  • To establish and maintain personal/professional relationships that serve the recovering community within the UMB system.
  • To establish and maintain personal/professional relationships with alumni of UMB.