Center for Student Academic Success
The Center for Student Academic Success is an integrated hub of various academic support programs and a primary resource for academic success. The Center is located on the first and second floor of the Learning Commons and is comprised of the Advising and Peer Mentorship Office, The Tutoring Center and Student Accessibility Services.
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
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.
Student Accessibility Services
The Student Accessibility Services staff are here to help eligible students access the academic accommodations they need to thrive at RWU.