Campus and Off-Campus Resources
Crisis Text Line – Specifically for Young People of Color: Text STEVE to 741741
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
The Jed Foundation – Protecting emotional health and preventing suicide among college students
Text START to 741-741 or call 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
The Samaritans of Rhode Island – Suicide prevention resource center 800.365.4044
The Trevor Project – Crisis intervention and suicide prevention among LGBTQ youth
Coalition for the Homeless in
Rhode Island and
Day One – Sexual assault and trauma resource and advocacy center
Free Grants for Veterans – comprehensive details on grants for veterans
National Alliance on Mental Illness – Nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization
Sexual Assault: Resources and Support for Students at Rhode Island College
Sojourner House – Domestic Violence resource and advocacy center
Transition Year – A great deal of supportive information related to transitioning to college life
Alcohol, Drugs and Addictive Behaviors
This section contains resources for those experiencing addictions or for those seeking support due to having others in their life that are experiencing addictions and/or other harmful behaviors.
Support groups based on the 12-step model are denoted by an asterisk (*). More information on the 12-step model can be found here.
Adult Children of Alcoholics and/or Dysfunctional Families*
Barbiturate Addiction – Abuse, Signs and Symptoms, more
College Students and Opioid Addiction
Compulsive overeating, under-eating, food addiction, or excessive exercising*
Crystal Meth Anonymous*
Family and Friends of Problem Drinkers*
Life Ring Secular Recovery – Alternative to 12-step recovery model
Nicotine Anonymous* &
On-line Gamers Anonymous*
Self-injury Anonymous (cutting, burning, picking, and others)*
Self-Management for Addiction Recovery (SMART Recovery) – Alternative to 12-step recovery model
StartYourRecovery.org is a tool that helps students take steps toward a more healthy relationship with drugs and alcohol. On the site, students can learn about the experiences of people like them, find the answers they need, and locate support. It’s a free resource and was developed based on input from leading clinicians, people in recovery, and experts from the White House and SAMHSA.
Suicide Prevention and Substance Use
Survivors of Incest Anonymous*
Resources on Campus
Campus Police - Provide service and protection to The Rhode Island College campus, properties, staff, faculty, visitors, and students.
Contact: (401) 456-8888
Career Development Center – Career counseling to identify and achieve career and academic goals.
Contact: (401) 456-8031
Community Equity and Diversity Division – Committed to ensuring that diversity and inclusion are active and ongoing processes that promote social justice and equity college-wide.
Disability Services Center – A primary resource to educate, train, and guide the college community in understanding disability access, rights, and responsibilities.
Contact: (401) 456-2776
Green Dot – Bystander intervention program aiming to reduce all forms of interpersonal violence.
Contact: Dr. Ryan Porell
Health Services – Primary care health services for students at RIC.
Contact: (401) 456-8055
Interfaith Services – Resources on various faiths and religions; opportunities for prayer, worship and meditation.
Contact: (401) 456-8791, Located in the Unity Center
International Student Office – Supports the institution’s internationalization effort and facilitates and enhances the academic experiences of undergraduate and graduate international students.
Contact: Dr. Karina Mascorro
Institutional Equity – Education, training and outreach regarding issues of access, equity, opportunity and Title IX. The director of Institutional Equity serves as the Title IX coordinator and Affirmative Action officer for the College.
Contact: (401) 456-8218
Learning for Life – Connects students to peer advocates as well as other on-campus and off-campus resources.
Contact: (401) 456-6320
LGBTQ+ and Gender Office - Advocacy for the various concerns, both academic and personal, of the LGBTQ+ campus community and its allies.
Contact: (401) 456-9033
Nutrition and Eating Concerns – The services of a Licensed, Registered Dietitian are available to RIC students wanting information on general nutrition, weight management, food allergies, or specific therapeutic diets.
Contact: Bethany Tucker (401) 456-8477
OASIS – Tutorial services and academic advising.
Contact: (401) 456-8083
Office of Student Life – Repeating, dropping, or transferring a course; taking an incomplete; and many other academic concerns
Contact: (401) 456-8061
Office of Student Success – Designed to assist students in identifying and meeting their needs; to promote an environment conducive to intellectual, social, cultural and physical development.
Contact: Melissa Braga (401) 456-8845
Preparatory Enrollment Program (P.E.P.) – Support and resources for 1st generation college students
Contact: (401) 456-8237
RICovery - An educational community for students in and around recovery. This organization aims to create a safe and open environment for students to receive support from each other as well as learn about recovery.
Sherlock Center on Disabilities – Provides early intervention and education; addresses transition, employment, and adult life; and assists with leadership development.
Contact: (401) 456-8072
Student Activities – Student engagement and leadership resources. Hub for student organizations, campus involvement, and Greek Life.
Contact: (401) 456-8034
Unity Center – Provides a safe space for exploring issues of diversity, equity and inclusion, and enhancing cultural awareness for the RIC community.
Contact: (401) 456-8791
Upward Bound – Support for low-income, potential first-generation college students with obtaining the skills and motivation necessary to complete high school and to enter and succeed in college
Contact: (401) 456-8081
Military Resource Center – Programs, services, guidance, and advice for student veterans.
Contact: (401) 456-8449
Writing Center – The center facilitates and promotes development of greater awareness of the writing process for writers through discussion, guidance, and skilled tutoring
Contact: (401) 456-8141
Body Scan Meditation
Mindfulness: Finding Peace in a Frantic World
Mindful Self-Compassion and Psychotherapy
The Mindfulness Solution
Variety of Recordings in English and Spanish
American Psychological Association - Psychology Help Center
A Guide for College Students With Psychiatric Disabilities
Explanation of common mental health concerns
Study Guide and Strategies