How can I get involved if I'm not in recovery?
While the BARC primarily serves students in recovery, we also house an Al-Anon meeting, for those who have been affected by the addiction of a family member or friend, and the Peer Ally Coalition ('The PAC') which is a place for students pledged to abstinence who are interested in helping to advocate for students in recovery as well as plan stress reduction events and sober social events. These events, like the Therapy Dogs, are open to attendance from anyone on campus.
The Peer Allies Coalition (PAC) is a group of students either in recovery or supportive of recovery that volunteer their time to promote abstinent living, recovery support, and assist with substance use disorder education and stigma reduction on campus. Students work to plan sober social events and stress reduction events such as a Bob Ross painting day during finals, movie nights, and educational events during Recovery Month in September.
The PAC is Baylor’s chapter of ACCEPT. ACCEPT (Allies Cultivating Change by Empowering Positive Transformation) is a cross-system group of youth and young adults ages 13-25 from across Texas who use their lived experience and expertise to help inform and drive system improvements. ACCEPT advocates for embracing youth voices in meaningful, authentic ways.
The PAC meets every other Sunday night at 5 pm in the BARC. Membership is open to any abstinent student interested in fostering a sober environment on campus. New members must be willing to undergo short recovery ally training to educate them on the ins and outs of recovery.
To join the PAC contact the 2022-2023 chapter president, Araya Hines Araya_Hines1@baylor.edu.
For parents/community members:
If you are a parent or community member who would like to offer your services to the BARC, please use the contact form and we can get back to you!