Contact Us

The Rice Counseling Center is open year-round except for scheduled University holidays, several designated days during Winter break, and staff professional development meetings.

EMERGENCY:  Emergencies during regular business hours are handled through the primary location at the Morton L.Rich Health Service Center. After the center is closed, crisis counselors are available by calling our main telephone number, (713) 348-4867. In the event of a life threatening emergency that requires immediate medical or law enforcement attention, the caller should go the nearest Emergency Room and/or Dial 911 or call the Rice University Police Department at X6000

Rice Counseling Center Office 
The Rice Counseling Center’s primary location is in the Morton L. Rich Health Service Center (next to the Brown College Masters House). A few counselors are located in the Barbara & David Gibbs Recreation and Wellness Center. If you have been directed by our staff to go to this location for your appointment, then you should go to the first floor of the Barbara & David Gibbs Recreation and Wellness Center to see the counselor. Initial appointments cannot be scheduled at this secondary location. Please call or come by the primary location at the Rich Health Center for scheduling appointments or emergencies. 

Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., 1:00-5:00pm Monday through Friday, closed weekends and university holidays

Phone: (713) 348-4867 

Fax: (713) 348-5953 

E-mailrucc@rice.edu (Please Note: This e-mail address is for general administrative purposes and is not monitored by an attendant when the center is not open. Please do not ask clinical questions, request to change appointments or obtain records by e-mail. Due to the difficulty of ensuring the confidentiality of e-mail communications, please do not use e-mail to communicate confidential information to the Rice Counseling Center (RCC). Instead, communicate any confidential information directly to the RCC by phone or in person. As always, formal counseling sessions are required to determine the appropriateness of any clinical recommendations or advice.)