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On Campus Resources

For support and information, regarding “coming out” and other Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/ Transgendered/Queer/Questioning issues, for yourself or a friend:

Rice Counseling Center
713-348-4867, located in 303 Lovett Hall (through Entrance A).  Provides short-term individual and couples counseling, group counseling and support, and referrals to other mental health professionals, as well as literature and information about a variety of mental health issues.  Same day service available for crisis situations.  Hours:  8:30-Noon, 1:00-5:00 PM Monday through Friday.  713-348-4867 (24 hour crisis service).

Rice Health Advisors (RHA)
Trains representatives in each college to provide peer health information and counseling on a host of topics, including matters of sexuality. A service affiliated with the Wellness Center and the Counseling Center.

Q&A: Queers and Allies
Queers & Allies seeks to offer support and promote education, awareness and advocacy of GLBTQA (Gay-Lesbian-Bisexual-Transgender-Questioning-Allied) issues.  We will support these individuals by providing a psychological and physical safe-space.  Working in collaboration with the Office of Multicultural Affairs, the Student Health Cluster and other departments and organizations that facilitate diversity and well-being, we will supply resources and create programming to further campus-wide understanding and harmony.  In order to increase the visibility and cohesiveness of Rice’s GLBTQA community, we will reach out to and involve ourselves with local, national and international social and advocacy organizations.

Rice Wellness Center
We are a clearinghouse for information and tools on a variety of student wellness issues. We aim to consistently and compassionately assist undergraduate and graduate students in becoming actively involved in decisions about their health and well being.  We want to establish a community of “wellness seekers” who care about themselves and each other.


For information about support, social, religious & recreational groups and upcoming events in Houston, pick up a copy of one of the local GLBT publications:

Houston Voice
Houston Gay and Lesbian Yellow Pages

Copies are available in the Rice Memorial Center (near the main glass door), or at community gathering spots such as Hollywood Book and Cafe, 2409-A Grant, 713-523-8855, and House of Pies (3112 Kirby near Richmond.)