Rice University logo
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

Let's Talk

We're here to help. Click here for more information on how to make an appointment with someone from the Rice Counseling Center.

For answers to common questions and concerns about going to the Counseling Center, check out the Counseling Center FAQs.

CHOICES About Alcohol


CHOICES is a 1.5 hour program that focuses on making safer decisions regarding alcohol consumption. Rather than focusing on abstinence, this program encourages a harm-reduction approach to drinking. While it is important to recognize the illegal nature of any underage alcohol use, it is equally important to provide students with accurate information and strategies for reducing their risk if they choose to drink alcohol.

CHOICES is recommended for all students, especially those that are new to Rice. Participants can sign up for the class at https://signup.rice.edu/Choices/

More information about CHOICES:
The program: 

  • is evidence-based for undergraduate students;
  • has 10 components that educate students about the effects of alcohol on their behavior, promote self-evaluation of drinking patterns, and encourage effective coping strategies;
  • is most effective for first-year students or other high-risk populations
Fall 2014 Schedule   

Planning to serve alcohol at your event?
Please read "How to Become Host or Server Trained" for the procedures necessary to register your event with Student Judicial Affairs.

Read the University Alcoholic Beverage Policy on the Dean of Undergraduates web page.