Counseling Center: Crisis Appointments & Resources

The RMU Counseling Center is not an emergency facility.

Life-threatening Emergency

  • If you are on-campus, call the University Police at 412-397-2424.
  • If you are off-campus, dial 911, or go to the closest hospital's emergency department.

Crisis Appointments (during business hours)

  • Crisis appointments (same day) are reserved for students who are experiencing suicidal thoughts, have been the victim of a recent crime, or have experienced a recent life-altering event. 
  • Students can schedule a crisis appointment by calling 412-397-5900 or walking in to the Counseling Center during business hours. (M-F, 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM)
  • Faculty, staff, or family members may also call the Counseling Center to report concerns about a student who may be in crisis.

Next Day Urgent Care Appointments

  • Urgent appointments (within 2-3 days) are for students who are experiencing high distress, but there is not a high risk for harm.
  • Students can call 412-379-5900, email counseling@rmu.edu, or walk-in to schedule an urgent appointment.

After Hours Crisis

  • If you are on-campus, call the University Police at 412-397-2424 or the Residence Life Emergency Line at 412-397-5242. You will be connected with the counselor-on-call. 
  • If you are off-campus, use one of the crisis resources listed at the bottom of this page. If this is a life threatening emergency, call 911 or go to the closest hospital's emergency department.

If you have been sexually assaulted

  • Call 412-397-5900 to request a confidential crisis appointment or walk into the Counseling Center during business hours to meet with a counselor for a same-day appointment. The Counseling Center can provide you with additional resources and support. 
  • You may also call the PAAR Hotline for 24/7 at 866-363-7273. They offer free crisis support, medical and legal advocacy, and confidential counseling services.

Important Contact Information

Crisis Hotlines (24/7 Support)

  • Robert Morris University Police - 412-397-2424
  • Residence Life Emergency Number (Resident Students) - 412-397-5242
  • Re:solve Crisis Network (Allegheny County): 1-888-796-8226
  • Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
  • Trans Lifeline: 1-877-565-8860
  • Trevor Lifeline (LGBTQIA+): 1-866-488-7386
  • Veterans Peer Help Line: 1-800-838-2838
  • Crisis Text Line: 741-741

Sexual Assault, Intimate Partner Violence, & Victim Services Hotlines (24/7)

  • Pittsburgh Action Against Rape: 1-866-363-7273
  • Women’s Center and Shelter: 1-877-338-8255
  • Crisis Center North: 1-866-782-0911
  • Center for Victims: 1-866-644-2882