Concord University Prevention and Recovery Organization

CU Prevention and Recovery (CUPRO), West Virginia Collegiate Recovery Network and CU Counseling are partnering to host the third annual Sober Halloween event. The event will take place on October 31st from 7PM to 10 PM in the Jean and Jerry L. Beasley Student Center Ballroom. 

CUPRO is a student led organization used to increase participation in prevention and awareness and support students seeking or attempting to maintain recovery. It is the only student led prevention and recovery organization. The club launched in 2021, and is open to all students, graduate and undergraduate. Is has already begun several campaigns this semester around campus including the opening of the Wellness Lounge, in partnership with the Collegiate Strategic Prevention Framework-Partnership for Success, and the Gay-Straight Alliance. The lounged opened on the first floor of Wilson Hall and is equipped with resources about student mental health, substance us, prevention, and outreach opportunities! Amber Edwards member of CUPRO described the lounge’s purpose as a safe place where students could come to unwind, as well as learn about the campus efforts for prevention and recovery. 

The program’s next event is Sober Halloween, a time of fun for students filled with games, music, food, crafts, and a raffle! The grand prize will be a flat screen TV! The goal of the party is to provide a safe place of fun, costumes, and celebration in the holiday season for all students on campus. CUPRO strives to provide the support of resources necessary for student to succeed and strive in recovery through fun events and providing helpful resources to students in recovery. 

For more information about Sober Halloween or how to get involved with CUPRO email or visit

by Kinsley Mankin

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