We are from the RUSU Welfare Department with centres at the City, Bundoora and Brunswick campuses. At the centre we have Compass Coordinator staff member on site as well as Youth Mental Health Trained Peer Support volunteers.
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 too mental health, relationship issues, homelessness, financial stress and many more.
Another main part of our service is the Compass Cupboard, each campus has a cupboard with free food and toiletries for students who are experiencing financial stress.
RUSU Compass and the RUSU Student Rights Team have compiled a list of resources to help you out if you are struggling through the Covid-19 pandemic. Many of the resources listed below are accessible via telephone, web or email.
We have compiled a range of calming activities and strategies below. You can choose from a range of different activities to help support your study stress during this period. We hope this virtual Calm Zone can remind you that RUSU and RMIT are still here to help you.
This booklet has a whole host of activities, crafts and other relaing and mindful entertainment that you can use to help you relax during the lead up to exams.
Supporting your student community as you make new friends.
Compass can help you find out what services you may need to deal with any issue and can get you in touch with them.
Compass will maintain your confidentiality and treat you with respect.
Compass can inform you about ongoing campaigns for your rights.
It doesn't matter if you have suddenly found yourself homeless or you just want to know where to find some cheap food on campus- no issue is too big or too small for Compass. Our job is to listen to your problem and help you access the right services to resolve it.
You can drop into Compass to discuss your circumstances and needs at: Building 12, Level 4, Room 114
Phone: +61 3 9925 2785
RMIT Building 12, Level 4
Monday to Thursday, 10:00am – 4:00pm
RMIT Building 514, Level 1, Room 7
Monday & Tuesday, 10:00am – 4:00pm
RUSU Front Counter, RMIT Building 202, Level 2
Wednesday & Thursday, 10:00am – 4:00pm