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Resources: On Campus, Online, and More!

If you need urgent support, or are having suicidal thoughts, please refer to our 24-Hour Resources Page.

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 rporell@ric.edu

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 kmascorro@ric.edu

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 btucker@ric.edu

OASIS – Tutorial services and academic advising.
Contact: (401) 456-8083 oasis@ric.edu

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 mbraga@ric.edu

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.
ricoveryorg@so.ric.edu

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 activities@ric.edu

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 unitycenter@ric.edu

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 vrc@ric.edu    

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

Off Campus:

Coalition for the Homeless in Rhode Island and nationally

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 (this link is broken/outdated, please link to this page http://www.ric.edu/sexualassaultprevention/Pages/default.aspx)

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*   
Alcohol Addiction
Alcoholics Anonymous*
American Addiction Centers
American Addiction Centers - Virtual Support Meetings
Barbiturate Addiction – Abuse, Signs and Symptoms, more  
College Students and Opioid Addiction  
Compulsive overeating, under-eating, food addiction, or excessive exercising*
Crystal Meth Anonymous*
Cocaine Anonymous*
Family and Friends of Problem Drinkers*
Gamblers Anonymous*
Heroin Anonymous
Life Ring Secular Recovery – Alternative to 12-step recovery model
Marijuana Anonymous*
Narcotics Anonymous*
Nicotine Anonymous* & Smoke Free
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
Sexaholics Anonymous*
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*

Online:

Stress Management & Self-Care

Stress management facts, strategies, and resources

Short-term, fast-acting, and long-term strategies to reduce stress

The stress of being a student and common strategies to cope

Nutrition and stress reduction

What self-care is and what it isn’t

Videos about stress

How to make stress your friend – TED talk by Dr. Kelly McGonigal

Stress. It makes your heart pound, your breathing quicken and your forehead sweat. But while stress has been made into a public health enemy, new research suggests that stress may only be bad for you if you believe that to be the case. Psychologist Kelly McGonigal urges us to see stress as a positive, and introduces us to an unsung mechanism

Anxiety

Videos, audios, and apps

Olivia Remes: How to cope with anxiety | TED Talk
Imagine there's someone standing next to you all the time pointing out every! single! thing! you're doing wrong. This is what millions of anxiety sufferers feel on a daily basis, and it's awful. Anxiety researcher Olivia Remes lays out a roadmap to getting rid of that "someone." It begins, she says, with being kinder to ourselves and to others.

How I live with high-functioning anxiety – TED talk by Jordan Raskopoulos

Guided meditations in English and Spanish

Guided Progressive Muscle Relaxation

Best Anxiety Apps of 2019 - Healthline

ASD
The Autistic Self-Advocacy Network
https://autisticadvocacy.org/

Mindfulness Recordings

Body Scan Meditation
Mindfulness: Finding Peace in a Frantic World
Free Mindfulness
The Mindfulness Solution

Time Management, Procrastination, and Motivation

https://www.topuniversities.com/blog/best-time-management-apps-students
https://www.focustodo.cn/

Overcoming procrastination

The College Student’s Handbook for Understanding and Managing Procrastination

How a student changed her study habits by setting goals and managing time – TED talk by Yana Savitsky

11 tips for succeeding in college when you have ADHD

10-minute guided meditation for focus

Sleep deprivation and academic success in college

Coping and self-help apps

https://mymoodpath.com/en/
https://calmharm.co.uk/
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/relieflink/id721474553

Information and coping skills worksheets:

Anxiety factsheet

What is social anxiety?

Panic attack info sheet

What is grounding?

Grounding techniques

Deep breathing worksheet

Study tips for trouble focusing and test anxiety

Unhelpful thinking styles

More:

Books about stress and stress management

Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life
By Jon Kabat-Zinn

Who Moved My Cheese? An A-Mazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life
By Spencer Johnson

Declutter Your Mind: How to Stop Worrying, Relieve Anxiety, and Eliminate Negative Thinking
By S.J. Scott and Barrie Davenport

Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers: The Acclaimed Guide to Stress, Stress-Related Diseases, and Coping
By Robert Sapolsky

Page last updated: September 18, 2020