About the Rice Counseling Center

Our Mission:  "Promoting Positive Mental Health for Rice University Students"

For most students, the college years represent unique challenges. It is a time of significant personal growth and decision-making regarding one's values,interpersonal relationships, career and other life goals, all within a stressful academic environment. Even the most successful student may experience considerable difficulty with these challenges. 
Problems often encountered by students include difficulties with academics, interpersonal relationships and sexuality, family problems, self-identity issues feelings of loneliness, low self-esteem, depression or anxiety.
The Rice Counseling Center is designed to complement the university's academic mission by assisting students' personal and educational development through a variety of psychological and psychiatric services. The goal of these efforts is to help students develop effective problem-solving and decision-making capabilities in order to make satisfying life choices, and maximize their capacity for continued emotional growth.

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Contact Us

The Rice Counseling Center is open year-round except for scheduled University holidays, several designated days during Winter break, and occasional all-day staff retreats. The Center's professional staff is also on-call for after-hours emergencies throughout the year with the exception of several days around the Christmas and New Year's holidays.

Rice Counseling Center Office
Now has two locations:
1st The Morton L. Rich Health Service Center( Located next to the Brown Masters House).
2nd  in the Wellness Center: We are located  on the First floor of the Barbara & David Gibbs Recreation & Wellness Center.
8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Monday through Friday
Phone: (713) 348-4867 (24 hours)
Fax: (713) 348-5953
E-mail: rucc@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.)