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The Wellness Center

General Info
Student Wellbeing

Contact:  (713) 348-3311 or wellbeing@rice.edu
Business Hours:  Monday - Friday (9:00 AM - 5:00 PM); closed weekends and University holidays
Located:  Gibbs Wellness Center (next door to the Recreation Center)

Counseling Center

Contact: 713-348-4867 (24 hours) Get emergency information
Business Hours: Monday - Friday (9:00am-5:00pm), closed weekends and University holidays.
Located: Rich Health Service Center (next to the Brown Masters House) and Gibbs Wellness Center

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Caregiver Training


Purpose of the Program

The aim of the caregiver training program is to provide high-quality, consistent education for Rice students to feel more confident providing support in situations where their peers need it. This program will illustrate signs and symptoms of intoxication and how to recognize when a situation warrants Emergency Medical Services. They are a crucial link in keeping parties safe on campus.  Please note that Caregivers are NOT substitutes for REMS or RUPD.  

Trainings will be offered to all students within their respective colleges.  Trainings are organized by the Rice Health Advisor (RHA) and Head Caregiver of each college.  Head Caregivers also are in charge of the day to day management of Caregiving in the college, as well as coordinating and organizing the Caregiver program at all public events held by a college.

*Please note to be considered a trained Caregiver, you must attend one of our training sessions once a year.* 

Role of a Caregiver

  • A caregiver provides basic care and support for a friend or peer to reduce risk of physical and psychological harm.
  • Monitors caregiving station at parties.
  • Helps to create a safe environment at parties.
  • A caregiver contacts EMS if they do not feel they can adequately care for a peer or if either student feels uncomfortable.
  • A caregiver does not assume the role of an Emergency Medical Technician nor hinder access to professional medical treatment.
  • A caregiver is aware of their own personal limitations.