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Schreiner Solutions Sober Living and Learning Community offers incoming students in recovery a safe, stable environment in which to thrive as they take on the sober college experience – joyous, happy, and free from addiction. This community emphasizes healthy, spiritual practices, firmly based in 12-Step recovery, as students, faculty, and staff support each other while engaging in completely clean and sober living. We will practice the principles we learned in early recovery in all our affairs, including in living a successful, fun, and healthy college life along the way. All majors are welcome to apply. Service work, weekly recovery meetings, nightly study halls, working with an approved sponsor, Big Book study sessions required. In addition, we will support one another as we maintain our sobriety by helping others. Fun monthly outings and other field trips included. Remember, “we are not a glum lot” – come enjoy your first year of (or return to!) college and work toward long-term sobriety and your degree in a supportive and loving community of other sober young adults just like you.

For further information, please contact Dr. William Woods at (830) 792-7425 or wwwoods@schreiner.edu

Application Instructions:

Once you have been admitted to Schreiner University, you will have access to the Learning Communities online application through your Schreiner One account.  To login to Schreiner One use your student login credentials. Please visit the Learning Communities page in Schreiner One to apply.

Next Steps:

The Coordinator of the Global Scholars and the Advisory Committee will review completed applications in the order they are received. Applicants, based on their completed application, who seem to be a good fit with the community will be invited to participate.


William Woods
William Woods, PhD
Dean of Academic Support and Student Outcomes
Student Outcomes


  • B.A., M.A., Southwest Texas State University
  • Ph.D., Texas Woman’s University

Founder of the Schreiner University Chautauqua Lecture Series:

The Robert P. Hallman Chautauqua Lecture Series showcases the very finest faculty of Schreiner University, those professors writing, researching and publishing in a variety of academic fields.  These stimulating and engaging lectures are held monthly and are free and open to the public.

Current Projects
This year Woods will present his scholarly article, “Feeding the Professional Assassin: The Significance of Food in William Golding’s Brothers” at the First International Food Conference hosted by University of Texas at San Antonio, as well as read from his original fiction and poetry at the New Texas/Windhover Mary Hardin Baylor Literary Festival, the Texas Association of Creative Writing Teachers annual meeting, and the Southwest Popular Culture Conference in Albuquerque.

Woods is currently completing his first textbook on creative writing, “Crafting Your Short Fiction.”