Resources: On Campus
Learning for Life:
Begun in 2012, L4L is a project at RIC that links students to a wide range of services, supports, and opportunities for college success, and to remove any challenges and obstacles that may get in the way. L4L is a network of resources to help students navigate through any challenges on the way to graduation!
The Unity Center:
The Unity Center is the Rhode Island College multicultural center. Its mission is to promote the accessibility of educational services and the opportunity for excellence to all students through collaborative programming among its student affiliates, faculty, staff and the wider community. The Center further seeks to enhance cultural awareness by providing a safe forum for exploring issues pertaining to diversity, equity and inclusion and to assist students in becoming informed, productive citizens of the world.
The mission of Rhode Island College Health Services is to provide confidential and holistic primary health care to enhance the academic potential of our students. Each student encounter is an opportunity to educate about prevention and risk reduction to promote life-long healthy choices. Health Services is committed to providing high quality, accessible and cost effective services in a non-judgmental atmosphere that values diversity and respects individuality.
The Counseling Center at Rhode Island College exists to help students fully develop their intellectual, emotional and social potential, and to alleviate the distress and conflicts which may interfere with that development. We offer a wide range of services to assist students in their efforts to learn and thrive during a life stage and in an environment of both great opportunity and challenge. Our main function is individual counseling and short-term psychotherapy for personal, career, and educational problems. In addition, we offer a variety of group workshops and programs, vocational interest and personality testing, substance abuse evaluation, crisis intervention, self-help literature and audiotapes, and a stress management laboratory. When problems are beyond our resources or competence, we can refer you to appropriate services in the community.
All of these services, which are available to any current Rhode Island College student, are free, confidential and professional.
Rhode Island College is committed to providing accommodations for students with disabilities and supporting them in achieving their academic goals. Rhode Island College students with disabilities who wish to request reasonable accommodations must meet with a member of the Disabilities Services Center’s staff.
Gender and Women’s Studies Program:
The main goal of Gender and Women's Studies at Rhode Island College is to discover and communicate new knowledge about women, to reexamine and reinterpret existing knowledge about women, and to synthesize and integrate this understanding into the traditional disciplines. Students gain an understanding of and respect for difference in their lives as they encounter issues of gender, age, ability, class, ethnicity, race, religion, sexual orientation, and national origin in the classroom and in their curriculum.
Nutrition counseling is available to RIC students during the academic year. The services of a Licensed, Registered Dietitian are available to students wanting information on general nutrition, weight management, food allergies, or specific therapeutic diets. The nutrition office is located in the Faculty Center and appointments can be made by calling 401-456-8477 or emailing
The mission of the Office of Student Life is to help students with typical problems or issues that arise over the course of one's academic career. Students can seek our help for any reason, but below are some issues frequently asked about: repeating a course; taking a course at another college; dropping a course; dropping a course from a previous semester never attended; requesting an "Incomplete" grade; disputing a grade; academic probation; academic dismissal; change of address; extended absences due to illness/medical issues; temporary or permanent leave of absence; problems with another student; problems with a faculty member; problems with another office on campus