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RISE: Rockers for Intervention Support and Education


Founded in 2017, RISE is an organization by and for students, which provides student-to-student support, hosts educational and awareness events, and advocates for students on campus. The RISE call center's goal is threefold: to listen, ground, refer. This program augments, complements, and serves as a point of entry to existing on and off campus resources. Our student advocates are trained in issues of sexual assault, sexual harassment, relationship violence, eating disorders, depression, anxiety, suicide, gender identity, sexual orientation, loneliness, isolation, and social and academic challenges, and are supervised by Rachel Duvall, LICSW. 

Our student support line is anonymous and confidential, and is staffed by RISE students who can offer a peer-to-peer connection in times of need or distress between 7:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. every day of the week when classes are in session. For general information or questions, email us at

In addition to the call center, RISE also plans and sponsors events and advocates for policy and institutional change related to student support. This is done via Campus Climate Discussions, student-facilitated conversations relating to social or academic life on campus, and more recently, through week-long events such as Rock Your (Mental) Health Week and Treat Yo’Self Week, both which highlighted the need to address mental health on campus and strengthen community through self-care.

Contact RISE

RISE operates while classes are in session.

At the start of the call or chat, you will have to provide either:

  • Your Student ID Number
  • Your Mailbox Number
  • Your Birthday and Room Number
  • This information would only ever be used in an emergency