The Counseling Center is available to respond to crises and critical incidents affecting the RIT community. Some examples of emergencies include, but are not limited to the following:
- when students are thinking about harming themselves or others,
- when students feel unable to function,
- when students have experienced a traumatic event, or
- when members of the campus community are seriously concerned about a student’s welfare or safety.
If the emergency is life-threatening, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.
During Business Hours (Monday – Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm)
Call (585) 475-2261 or come to the Counseling Center (August Center, Bldg. 23A) and let the receptionist know this is an emergency. Do not use e-mail in an emergency situation. If you or someone else is in physical danger, call Public Safety at (585) 475-3333 or 911 for off-campus emergencies.
After-Hours (After 4:30 pm Monday – Friday, Weekends, and Holidays)
Public Safety: (585) 475-3333; or AOL: RITPUBLICSAFETY
- After you have contacted Public Safety a counselor will call you back as soon as possible to provide a brief assessment and make recommendations.
- You will be expected to provide Public Safety with your name, address, phone number, and your current location.
- If you do not wish to reveal your identity, Rochester Area Life Line and the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provide 24-hour confidential hotlines.
Dial 911 or
Call Public Safety: (585) 475-3333; or AOL: RITPUBLICSAFETY
Confidential 24-Hour Hotlines
- Rochester Area Life Line and Community Mobile Crisis Team: (585) 275-5151
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
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