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Student Development

One of Rice University’s greatest attributes is the level of involvement of its students. This is proudly displayed through the student-managed Information Desk, Coffeehouse, The Hoot, and Rice Bikes as well as the student-led  Rice Program Council. Students admitted to Rice already excel over their peers in a variety of ways; however, for many of them their involvement with the Student Center is their first experience with employment or in a leadership or supervisory role.

Our staff is dedicated to the development of the whole student and has proven their ability to develop students as employees and leaders through a multitude of successful programs and events. Through the Student Center’s student development programs we are concurrently fulfilling the University’s mission to keep a Rice education affordable and providing priceless out-of-classroom educational experiences.

  • Information Desk
    The Information Desk (713) 348-4096 is a valuable resource center for those who are lost, bored or uninformed. We know about events in the Student Center, we can help you find your way around campus, and we have  phone books for your use. If we don’t know the answer to your question, then we will help you find the answer.
  • The Hoot
    The Hoot is the latest addition to the Student Center family. This student-run, late night food option operates two locations out of the West Servery and South Servery, six days a week.
  • Rice Coffeehouse
    Located in the heart of the Student Center on the main floor, the student-run Coffeehouse has been around since 1990. They continue to serve the best cup of coffee on campus.
  • Rice Program Council
    RPC plans campus wide events and Passport to Houston events. To see their calendar, and who they are check out their website.