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
Day One – Sexual assault and trauma resource and advocacy center
National Alliance on Mental Illness – Nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization
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.
Life Ring Secular Recovery – Alternative to 12-step recovery model
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.
Campus Partners and Resources
Career Development Center – Career counseling to identify and achieve career and academic goals
Disability Services Center – A primary resource to educate, train, and guide the college community in understanding disability access, rights, and responsibilities. RIC students with disabilities who wish to request reasonable accommodations must meet with a member of the Disabilities Services Center’s staff.
Health Services – Primary care health services for students at RIC
Interfaith Center – Resources on various faiths and religions; opportunities for prayer, worship and meditation
Learning for Life – Connects students to peer advocates as well as other on-campus and off-campus resources
OASIS – Tutorial services and academic advising
Preparatory Enrollment Program (P.E.P.) – Support and resources for 1st generation college students
Sherlock Center on Disabilities – Provides early intervention and education; addresses transition, employment, and adult life; and assists with leadership development.
Student Activities – Hub for student organizations, campus involvement, and Greek Life
Student Life – Repeating, dropping, or transferring a course; taking an incomplete; and many other academic concerns
Unity Center – Provides a safe space for exploring issues of diversity, equity and inclusion, and enhancing cultural awareness for the RIC community
Upward Bound – Support for low-income, potential first-generation college students the skills and motivation necessary to complete high school and to enter and succeed in college
Veteran Resource Center – Programs, services, guidance, and advice for student veterans
Writing Center – The center facilitates and promotes development of greater awareness of the writing process for writers through discussion, guidance, and skilled tutoring
Transition Year – A resource for both students and parents to promote emotional health and wellness.