Everybody at times needs a little help. Determining how and when to seek professional assistance can be crucial to a student staying healthy and being successful in college.
While university life can be one of excitement and self-discovery, it can also generate academic, emotional, personal, social, and even financial concerns. Although not uncommon, at times these concerns can make it difficult for students to succeed or function while at school. Counseling is an excellent way for students to address such issues.
Our professional counselors work with students whose concerns range from the everyday challenges of university life to more disruptive psychological concerns. All services provided by the Counseling Center are confidential and free to eligible RIT students.Common concerns shared by students include:
- Academic performance
- Choice of majors
- Anxiety or stress
- Feeling of being overwhelmed
- Sexual Orientation
- Suicidal Feelings
- Race, ethnicity or cultural identity
- Gender identity
- Out of control feelings
- Sexual assault and violence
- Eating and body image concerns
- Illness or death of a loved one
Making an Initial Appointment
Scheduling an intake appointment is quite easy. Students may call (585) 475-2261 or stop by the Counseling Center.
The Counseling Center provides consultation to faculty in responding to difficult student situations, including identifying students in distress, guidelines for interaction, and how to make a referral to the Counseling Center. For behavioral concerns, faculty are also encouraged to contact RITís Student Behavioral Consultation Team: http://www.rit.edu/studentaffairs/studentconduct/studentbehaviorconsultteam.php
In addition to referrals to the university’s staff psychiatrist in the Student Health Center, counselors will assist students with referrals to community-based practitioners and other campus and community resources, as appropriate.
Mental Health Emergencies
If someone is in physical danger, call Public Safety: (585) 475-3333
During Business Hours: Call (585) 475-2261 or come to the Counseling Center
After-Hours: For on-campus students, contact Public Safety
After-Hours: For off-campus students, dial 911
Rochester Area Life Line: (585) 275-5151
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
|Contact Person:||John Weas, Director|
|Location:||August Center (AUG), Room 2100