Health, Wellness and Safety

Christie Rishworth
We recognize that the health and well-being of our students leads to success in and out of the classroom.

We have an entire division at RIC devoted to Student Success. Helping students succeed in all areas of their lives is the sole purpose of this area of the school.

You Will be Cared For Here

RIC Nursing Student Casey Botelho

Our Center for Health and Wellness provides confidential, holistic care for all Rhode Island College students. While you're away from home we want to assure you that you are in caring, capable hands.


We feel that providing whole-body health services to our students is as important as the education we offer. 

Health and Medical Services

Our caring and professional staff understands the needs of RIC's student body - higher education learners that are diverse in all possible aspects. Through:

Nurse helping student
  • counseling services
  • health services
  • health promotion

we are here to support you physically, mentally, and emotionally while guiding you towards the habits and practices that will set you up for future happiness and success.

More on How We Support Your School/Life Balance

Acceptance and Support

"Being able to be yourself and living and learning in an affirming and equitable place is vital to good mental health."

Unity Center

Our Unity Center houses identity-specific resources and services for students of color, LGBTQ+ students, students that experience gender disparity, students with compromised citizenship status, first generation students, and students seeking interfaith services.

Learning 4 Life Center

Our Learning 4 Life Center empowers students to overcome life obstacles on their journey to graduation such as access to basic needs, managing competing priorities, and navigating the campus systems.

"Learning 4 Life is exactly what every college campus should have, it is an all-inclusive space where students, faculty and staff can come and be welcomed with open arms. As a student who came into college afraid and not confident that I would be able to complete a college education, Learning 4 Life strengthened my confidence and served as a compass in what seemed like a foreign land to me."

Physical Activity and Athletics

Participating in athletics and recreation at RIC is a great move toward health and wellness. Whether you just want to keep active or you're looking to compete, we offer updated facilities, programming aimed at improving physical, emotional, intellectual, and social well-being, and high-quality Little East Conference coaches.

RIPAC award of accreditation

Safety and Security 

If you choose RIC, we pledge to devote ourselves to your safety and security. While our Student Success staff is here to assist with your health and wellness our Campus Police work diligently to keep you safe and secure in all that you do here. The Rhode Island College Campus Police is a dually accredited law enforcement agency focused on providing for the safety of life, personal and institutional property, and to enhance the educational process.