Wellness

Wellness is a key component of student life at RIT.

Our multifaceted approach to student wellness encompasses all aspects of your personal well-being, including physical and emotional health. We are here to support you during your time at RIT, and prepare you for continued success and growth through our innovative and inclusive programs, services, and education.

 

Wellness Updates

Health and Wellness Checklist

Wellness is a key component of student life at RIT. Our professional staff are dedicated to providing safe and inclusive access to health and wellness services, while supporting you in the development of skills and habits towards your personal well-being.

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Immunization Requirements

In order to attend classes and to ensure a healthy student community, RIT students are required to complete and submit required immunization and health history forms.

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TigerChat App

Masks can make it hard for everyone to communicate.
Now you can use TigerChat to converse with another person or group using automatic speech recognition (ASR) technology and typing. RIT Wellness service providers are equipped and ready to use the TigerChat App to help eliminate communication barriers with the RIT Community.

Learn more about TigerChat

Emergency Support Resources

RIT is committed to a safe and secure learning and working environment.

If you think that you or another person is in immediate risk or in danger:

Call Public Safety

if you are on campus
585-475-3333

Call 911

if you are off-campus

Use the Crisis Text Line

Text HOME to 741741
Available 24/7

Learn more about emergency preparedness and emergency response on campus.

Emergency Information

 

Tigers Care logo, featuring a tiger striped heart in the middle.

Supportive. Caring. Brave. Aware.

Tigers Care is who we are, how we act, and how we treat one another. 
At RIT, we're always caring for each other. We are Tigers Care.

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Reporting an Incident

Online reporting tools are available if you need to report a concern about a friend's well-being or need to report an incident.

Additionally, the Red Folder is a resource available to faculty and staff that provides information on common indicators of student distress, offering in-the-moment process tips, a decision tree, and a detailed list of campus resources.

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Wellness Facilities

August Center

Located on the Quarter Mile across from the Hale Andrews Student Life Center, the August Center is home to Counseling and Psychological Services, the Student Health Center, Case Management, RIT Ambulance, and Substance and Alcohol Intervention Services for the Deaf (SAISD). 

Disability Services Office & Test Center

The Disability Services Office is located in the Student Alumni Union and includes a Test Center, consisting of a group-testing room, individual cubicles, and private exam rooms. 

Gordon Field House and Activities Center

Directly attached to the Student Life Center, the 160,000 square foot facility includes a multi-purpose arena, fitness center, and aquatics center.

Hale-Andrews Student Life Center

Services the recreational, athletic, and wellness instructional needs of the RIT community.

Judson/Hale Aquatics Center

The Aquatics Center includes a competition pool, recreation pool, and hot tub.

Nature Trails and Jogging Routes

Beginning behind Grace Watson Hall, there are three nature trails maintained for students and any member of the RIT community to become one with the great outdoors.

Red Barn

Located at the west end of campus, this facility houses Outdoor Education programs and an indoor rock climbing gym.

Turf Field and Tennis Courts

Located near U-Lot, the turf field and tennis courts are used for athletics, wellness, recreation, intramurals, and major campus events. There are nine lighted outdoor tennis courts with windscreens.

Wiedman Fitness Center

Two-story 16,000 square foot area featuring a full range of selectorized machines, free weights, cardiovascular equipment, and a large stretching area.

Wellness Programs in Action

Weekly Wellness Newsletter Archive

News

  • March 1, 2022

    group of five students holding signs with encouraging phrases.

    Student peers promote well-being with encouragement

    The Student Wellness Ambassadors Team encourages students to take a moment out of their day to perform a health-related activity, such as stress relief, taking a break, even making essential oil rollers. Wellness Peer Educators connect with their fellow students to talk candidly about alcohol and drug education, sleep hygiene, sexual health, and mental wellness.

  • April 19, 2021

    student poses with cardboard cut-out of tiger mascot with sign Tiger Testing This Way.

    Students help massive Tiger Testing effort run smoothly

    RIT student Kerri Zalba usually shows off her talents on the soccer field, but this year, she has expanded her extracurricular activities to include working for the massive COVID-19 Tiger Testing effort happening weekly on campus.

  • April 12, 2021

    students at individual stations receiving a nasal swab.

    Tiger Testing takes a village

    The success of RIT’s Tiger Testing campaign is made possible by campus-wide collaborations involving more than 100 employees working behind the scenes to support RIT’s COVID-19 response.