Our Mission

The Student Wellbeing Office supports student development and success by providing a good first point of contact for students who want to talk to someone about solutions to their wellbeing concerns. We connect with students in the residential colleges, graduate apartments, and other student spaces around campus to give advice and practical support to help students resolve personal challenges, such as conflicts with friends, difficulty making decisions, struggling with your identity, and academic concerns or problems that are more serious in nature. We also consult with students, faculty, and staff who have concerns about a particular student in distress.

We refer students to the Rice Counseling Center for mental health treatment. 

Our wellbeing staff help students in these key ways: 

    Individual Support Resources 

  • Meet with a wellbeing advisor to talk about your wellbeing concerns  
  • Learn about options for medical/wellbeing separations and returns
  • Receive support if you have experienced a crisis or traumatic event
  • Speak with a Title IX Resource Navigator if you have concerns about or have experienced an incident of sexual misconduct or sex discrimination

      Education

  • Provide education on alcohol, sexual violence prevention and response, and mental health through small group conversations, large group workshops, and campus-wide presentations

Contact Us

EMERGENCY: in the event of a life-threatening emergency that requires immediate medical or law enforcement attention, go to the nearest Hospital Emergency Room and/or Dial 911 or call the Rice University Police Department/Rice EMS at 713-348-6000.

Schedule an Individual Meeting  

Location: First floor of the Gibbs Wellness Center, adjacent to the Recreation Center
Hours
: Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM–5:00 PM
Phone:
(713) 348-3311
Email: wellbeing@rice.edu

A Wellbeing Advisor will work with you to help you resolve your concerns. We can also answer questions you have regarding Rice policies and procedures.

Some common concerns:  

  • conflicts with friends
  • roommate communication problems
  • difficulty making decisions
  • struggling with your identity
  • academic struggles 

Schedule an Education Workshop

We welcome partnerships with colleges, graduate apartments, student groups, and other offices and departments on campus to host workshops. Please visit Workshops or contact the Student Wellbeing Office: wellbeing@rice.edu or 713-348-3311 for more information about registration or partnering with us for individual programs.