Center for Student Academic Success
The Center for Student Academic Success (CSAS) is committed to supporting all RWU students as they take on the challenges of their undergraduate or graduate degree. The Center is made up of the Advising & Peer Mentorship Office, International Student & Scholar Services, Student Accessibility Services and The Tutoring Center. The Center is located on the first and second floors of the University Library.
The Center promotes student success by offering a wide range of academic support services, working closely with students and their faculty to develop academic plans, and collaborating with colleagues in Student Life, the Center for Career and Professional Development, the Registrar's Office and many others across campus. This unit leads our student success and retention initiatives and serves as a resource for students, faculty members and families as they navigate their time at RWU. Student success is our top priority!
We stand in unison with Black students and employees at Roger Williams University. Recent events, especially the horrific deaths of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Breonna Taylor in Louisville, and Ahmaud Arbery in S. Georgia, have heightened societal awareness of police killings and other violence toward Black people as well as the complex, long history of systemic racism and implicit bias. This is occurring simultaneously with a worldwide pandemic that has taken many lives with disproportionate impact on communities of color. We recognize all of this has been distressing for many RWU community members, most especially for our Black students, faculty, and staff.
Many students have or are preparing to take action for positive social change. This may include being a listening ear to others, engaging in activism with Black Lives Matter, getting involved with social justice opportunities on and off campus, expressing yourself creatively through the arts, and/or making financial contributions to worthy causes. Many white students and employees are taking this opportunity to more deeply focus on their white privilege and what they can do individually and collectively to support meaningful change. It might also mean that you are taking a break from news and social media, and that is certainly understandable too. We encourage you to continue to take care of yourself as you actively seek to improve the world around you.
We stand ready to support you. As a reminder, staff in the Counseling Center, the Intercultural Center and the Center for Student Academic Success are available remotely to provide you support for your academic, emotional, and interpersonal needs. Please visit our respective websites referenced below to learn about what we can offer and explore the list of resources provided below you might find helpful during these challenging times.
Stay safe and be well,
– The Staffs of The Counseling Center, The Intercultural Center and the Center for Student Academic Success
Examples of on-line and off-campus resources:
Resources for Persons of Color
- Contemporary self-care tips for Black people
- 7 Mental Health Resources for Black People
- 44 Additional Resources for Black People
- Meditation App for the Black Community
- Persons of Color Crisis Text Line (free, 24/7/365): Text STEVE to 741741
- Trevor LGBTQ Helpline (free, 24/7/365): 866-488-7386 or text START to 678678
Resources for Allies
- Direct actions you can take as an Ally
- Anti-racism Education for White People
- 75 Actions White People Can Take Right Now
Resources for Everyone
RWU Contact Information
Fall 2021 planning is focused on a return to full in-person instruction. We envision a return to full classrooms and laboratories, in-person internships, student teaching, and community research that are the cornerstones of our civic engagement opportunities for students, and for more socialization across residence halls and meals together in our dining halls.
For students who have been remote learning and still may have concerns about returning to in-person classes in the fall, should complete the form here as soon as possible (and no later than May 1) to allow the professional advisors in the Center for Student Academic Success review possible options. Please note, this does not guarantee the university will be able to accommodate your request.
Advising and Peer Mentoring
Our Advising and Peer Mentoring office is here to help students succeed throughout your time at RWU. New students can receive support to make a successful transition to college and all students can receive guidance to help you meet your academic and personal goals.
International Student & Scholar Services
International Student & Scholar Services works to support international students and scholars in the RWU community and support the University's international efforts.
Student Accessibility Services
The Student Accessibility Services staff are here to help eligible students access the academic accommodations they need to thrive at RWU.