Monday to Thursday,
10am to 4pm,
Building 12, Level 4
10am to 4pm,
Building 514, Level 1
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday,
10am to 4pm,
Building 202, Level 2
(Behind the RUSU front counter)
We are from the RUSU Welfare Department with centres at the City, Bundoora and Brunswick campuses.
Compass Drop In Centre is a stepping stone for students to information and services within RMIT and out in the community.
At Compass, we are here to support students by offering advice, information and referrals regarding a wide range of psychosocial issues students experience. Being a university student is hard and there are many life stressors that pop up during study. We offer support in areas such as (but not limited to) mental health, relationship issues, homelessness, financial stress and much more.
Compass is a service that supports RMIT students by offering advice, information and referrals regarding a wide range of issues that students experience during their time at university. Although we cannot see drop-in students at the moment, Compass is still here to help you online. Our Compass staff are trained social workers who can offer you support via email or on the phone.
We can help all students with a range of issues, including mental health, financial stress, relationship issues, homelessness and many more. We can provide you information about other free services within RMIT and out in the community. We are here help and listen.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to speak to a Compass Coordinator. We are available Monday to Thursday 10-4pm and will return your email as soon as possible outside of those hours.
RUSU has compiled a list of resources to help you out if you are struggling. Many of the resources listed below are accessible via telephone, web or email.
Do you need to talk to a profession about your mental stress or worry? RMIT Counselling is free for all currently enrolled students. There can be a wait for an appointment, please book one ASAP. Book online via the RMIT Connect portal.
This RUSU service exists to help students understand the rules and processes that affect them at RMIT. We can assist students who might be in distress or experiencing disadvantage, with academic and other university process related issues.
Visit: www.rusu.rmit.edu.au/studentrights or email email@example.com
Compass and our volunteers are looking forward to running events on campus in 2022. Here is a list of some of our regular Compass events:
Check out the pictures of some of our previous events:
Jenna works at the City drop-in centre, Monday-Thursday, 10am-4pm.
Thea works at the Brunswick Campus, Tuesday, 10am-4pm and Bundoora Campus, Wednesday & Thursday, 10am-4pm.
We are happy to have our amazing volunteers back on board in 2022! Our volunteers can do shifts in our drop in centre and also help us organise and run events. To volunteer with us you must be studying social work, psychology, youth work or relevant community service courses.
Here's a taste of what it is like to be a Compass volunteer.
For more info and how to sign up, head to the RUSU volunteer page.