Get Wise to Rice
Below you will find links that will provide helpful information about getting to know more about Rice and the areas around campus.
The mission statement for Rice University states the goal quite clearly:
"As a leading research university with a distinctive commitment to undergraduate education, Rice University aspires to pathbreaking research, unsurpassed teaching, and contributions to the betterment of our world. It seeks to fulfill this mission by cultivating a diverse community of learning and discovery that produces leaders across the spectrum of human endeavor."
Rice students, faculty, and staff are united under a set of values that are held dearly and they are a great way to introduce new members to the Rice community. Read about the Rice values, written in a letter to the Rice community by President Leebron.
These values and principles, which serve as the foundation for all employees at Rice, can be summarized as the RICE MILE:
You can also learn more about the latest news affecting Rice, and have a chance to ask the President questions by attending the President’s Town Hall Meetings.
As a staff member at Rice, you can use your Rice ID to access everything the Fondren Library has to offer. Check out the website to learn more about the library. If it’s professional development you’re looking for, visit our Learning and Professional Development website to see what courses and programs are offered.
If you are looking to get fit or just relax after (or before) a day at work, visit the Recreation and Wellness Center website to see the facilities, class schedules, and other programs offered.
If you are interested in becoming involved on campus as a staff member and meet others from different departments, visit the Staff Advisory Committee to learn how to you can help make working at Rice more enjoyable and productive.
If you need help with anything related to technical, computer, or communications, our IT department is here for you.
Learn more about the parking lots, rates, waiting lists, campus shuttle routes and schedules, Zipcar, and other services on campus. http://park-trans.rice.edu/
Disability Support Services provides accommodations and support services to students, faculty, staff and visitors with disabilities. Learn more at the website.
The Office of Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action (EEO/AA) works with all members of the Rice community to increase tolerance, opportunity, and diversity on campus. Visit the website here for more information, or contact the office by clicking here.
Additionally, Rice encourages reporting of all perceived incidents of discrimination, harassment or retaliation, regardless of the offender's identity or position. Individuals who believe that they have been the victim of such conduct should discuss their concerns with their immediate supervisor, their division director, vice president or dean, the director of Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity, Associate Vice President of Human Resources or the director of Employee Relations. For additional information, please refer to Rice University Policy No. 830.
If you need to report a crime, are interested in Safety Information or the Citizen’s Police Academy, or need to register a bicycle you want to keep on campus? Contact RUPD at their website, or 713-348-6000.
The Rice University Emergency Medical Services (REMS) provides the Rice community with quality emergency medical care. You can call 713-348-6000 to contact them, or use any blue-light tower on campus.