Campus and Community Resources

Students and employees of Russell Sage College who have concerns about alcohol and/or drugs for themselves or others, can contact any number of resources on campus and in the community for confidential help.

On Campus

Wellness Center

The Wellness Centers provide assessments and interventions, short-term counseling, referrals, consultations, educational programs, literature, and peer education.

CARE Team & CARE Reports

The vision of the CARE Team is to provide a safe and supportive learning environment while assisting in intervening with someone before their behaviors reach a critical level. Including, provide consultation and support to faculty, staff, administration and students in assisting individuals who display concerning or disruptive behaviors.

  • Sage uses an online referral form that all community members can utilize to refer troubling or concerning behavior. This referral will go to the CARE Team for discussion and referral.

  • General concerns about a student that do not rise to the level of a CARE report, or any questions about the CARE Team, can be referred to the Dean of Students’ office at 518-244-2207 or [email protected].

Beacon Alerts

  • To record student academic concerns course instructors may submit a Beacon Alert. Notifications submitted in the Beacon program instantly creates a Beacon Alert (or flag). This Alert enables a proactive response by the Student Success staff  team ([email protected]).
  • Login to – go to the Beacon app. See the Beacon handout (PDF) for more information.
Off Campus

Employee Services (Employee Assistance Program), 1-800-252-4555 |

  • Provides free, confidential, professional assistance to any Sage employee and/or family member.
Community & Self Help Resources

(518 area code)

Equinox, Albany 518 434-6135
Hope House, Albany 518 427-8207
St. Peters Addiction & Recovery Center, Albany 518 458-8888
Conifer Park, Troy 518 274-5143
Hudson Mohawk Recovery Center, Troy 518 272-3918
Rensselaer County Substance Abuse Services, Troy 518 270-2800
Alcoholism Council of Schenectady 518 346-4436
Alcoholics Anonymous 518 463-0906
Narcotics Anonymous 800 559-9503
Al-Anon/Adult Children 518 477-4476