Counseling Services

College students experience great challenges in both their academic and personal lives. Many new and important decisions are made during these years. Change is constant, and stress often accompanies these new experiences.

The Office of Counseling Services provides a place for students to discuss these multifaceted changes in a private and confidential setting. Counseling helps students cope with these challenges and make sound decisions. Students who are experiencing serious emotional difficulties, or who require specialized or longer-term treatment, can receive referrals to professional services off campus.

Services are free of charge. The staff follows strict professional codes of confidentiality. Counseling records are not part of University records.

Common issues

  • Stress
  • Adjustment
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Relationships
  • Academic
  • Loneliness
  • Alcohol/substance use and misuse
  • Identity
  • Sexual sssault
  • Family matters
  • Eating concerns
  • Grief/loss
  • Overcoming test anxiety
  • Performance anxiety
  • Roommate issues
  • Sexuality
  • Time management
  • Self-esteem
  • Body image

In case of an emergency contact Public Safety:

(401) 232-6911

To make an appointment

  • Phone: (401) 232-6045
  • Email:
  • Office hours are Mondays through Fridays 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (Closed in July)
  • Appointments are recommended.

The office is on the second floor of the Unistructure, near the post office and diagonally across the hall from Faculty Suite H

Resources for parents and families

For information about transitions during the college years, go to