The UNT Substance Abuse Resource Center (SARC) is now the Substance Use Resource and Education (S.U.R.E.) Center. This change will help create a more inviting initial approach for students seeking help or support from UNT services and will help remove the negative stigma behind students seeking assistance.

Though it has a new name, the S.U.R.E. Center’s mission remains the same, and the services it offers include:

  • Individual & Group Education
  • Educational Programming for Residence Halls
  • Educational Programming for Student Orgs
  • In-class Presentations
  • General Assessment
  • Compassionate, Professional & Individualized Approach to Student Success Regarding Substance Use

The S.U.R.E. Center also hosts outreach and information events each semester, including the International Overdose Awareness Day in the fall and the UNT Overdose Awareness Day in the spring. These events raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of a substance-related death by informing students about UNT and Denton community resources. They also acknowledge the grief felt by families and friends remembering those who have died or had a permanent injury as a result of drug overdose.

For more information on the UNT S.U.R.E. Center, call 940.565.3177, email or visit

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Contact: Ray Willhoft, 940-565-2464,