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​​​​​​Contact Us​

For situations requiring an immediate response or involving a student in extreme distress, ​​call Public Safety​ at 401.865.2222 or ​911 (9-911 from a campus phone).

The Office of the Dean of Students​
Slavin Center 104
Phone: 401.865.17​​​82
Office Hours: Mon - Fri: 8:30am - 4:30pm

The Personal Counseling Center
Lower Bedford Hall​
Phone: 401.865.2343​ (Office); 401.865.1333 (Answering Service)
Office Hours: Mon - Fri: 8:30am - 4:30pm​; Tuesday evenings by appointment only

The Office of the Chaplain
St. Dominic Chapel​
Phone: 401.865.2216 (Office); 401.865.1333 (Answering Service)
Office Hours: Mon - Fri: 8:30am - 4:30pm

The Student Health ​​​Center
Lower Bedford Hall​
Phone: 401.865.2422​
Office Hours: Mon - Fri: 8:30am - 4:30pm​​​

The Office of Residence Life​
Slavin Center 105
Phone: 401.865.2392
Office Hours: Mon - Fri: 8:30am - 4:30pm​​​
Hall Director On-Call: 401.639.9110 (24/7) ​​​

Anxiety

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Facts About Anxiety

  • Anxiety can be generalized across a range of situations, or it may be situation-specific (e.g., test anxiety, social anxiety, public speaking anxiety).
  • Symptoms of anxiety include:
    • Stress
    • Panic
    • Avoidance
    • Irrational fears
    • Fear of losing control
    • Ruminations
    • Excessive worry
    • Sleep or eating problems

​What You Can Do

  • Talk to the student privately.
  • Remain calm and take the lead by focusing on relevant information.
  • Help the student develop a​​​n action plan that addresses his or her main concern.
  • Refer the student to Personal Counseling 401.865.2343.

What You Should Avoid Doing

  • Overwhelming the student with information or complicated solutions.
  • Arguing with the student’s irrational thoughts.
  • Devaluing the information presented.
  • Assuming the anxiety the student is experiencing will end or lessen without treatment.