The URI Counseling Center collaborates with and offers trainings to student groups, residence halls, Greek life, classes, and others on topics such as stress management, mindfulness, eating disorders, alcohol and drug use, suicide prevention, and more.

To request an Outreach Program:

Please contact us at 401-874-2288

Ongoing Outreach Programs:

  • Alcohol Screenings
  • Welcome Wednesdays
  • Pet Assisted Therapy on the Quad
  • Stress Relief Days
  • It Gets Better at URI: Coming Out for Change It Gets Better at URI: Coming Out for Change logowas created by the URI LBTQ Women’s Group, as part of the nationally recognized “It Gets Better” campaign to prevent suicide by instilling hope in youth struggling with their sexual and gender identities.
  • QPR Suicide Prevention Training

Many students who are considering suicide (the third leading cause of death for American young adults ages 18-24) provide warning signs before taking their lives (The American Association of Suicidology, 2009). The University of Rhode Island Counseling Center is currently offering QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) Training, which is internationally recognized as a leading approach to suicide prevention. By completing this training, administrators, staff, and faculty will gain support with asking difficult questions about suicide, better understand warning signs to help prevent suicide, and learn how to help students access resources to further instill hope for the future. To learn more information about scheduling a QPR Training for your department or campus organization, please contact certified QPR Gatekeeper Instructor, Dr. Robert Samuels, by phone: 401-874-2288 or email.

The Heather Fund:

This fund has been established at the URI Counseling Center in memory of Heather Vennewald to support services and programs in the prevention and treatment of depression and suicide in the URI community.  More information and ways to contribute are available here.


Some Recent Outreach Events:


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  • 2017_02_14-Valentines-momen
  • Stress Relief Day 04/27/16
  • ItGetsBetter-2015-flyer-400
  • Samantha-Pet-Therapy
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