Your success here at Richland is our highest priority and we want you to know that it’s okay to reach out for some help in order to succeed. That’s why we have developed a wide variety of services that will help you when you need it.

Types of Services Available

The Food Pantry at Richland

If you are experiencing food insecurity, you can visit the Food Pantry at Richland on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 11am to 2pm and Wednesdays from 4pm to 6pm starting on 8/25/22. Please use the Food Pantry entrance located in Parking Lot C. The Pantry at Richland Community College is an extension of The Good Samaritan Inn. The Pantry Questionnaire can be found in myRichland>My Student Info>Scholarships (RCC Foundation).

Phone: (217) 429-1455 – Good Samaritan Inn

Student Assistance Fund

If you are facing unexpected situations that will impact your ability to be successful at Richland, the Foundation has established the Student Assistance Fund to provide emergency financial assistance to Richland students. The Student Assistance Fund was established in 2017 and provides financial assistance to Richland students as unexpected situations arise, including medical bills, utility bills, rent, childcare, transportation, technology, etc.

The Student Assistance Fund application is closed for the summer and will reopen on August 15, 2022.  If a student is experiencing an emergency financial situation, they may reach out via email to

In-Person Mental Health Services

Starting January 20, Richland is teaming with Crossing Healthcare to deliver free in-person counseling with a licensed professional, Malinda Powell, ALMFT. Funding will be provided by The Community Foundation of Macon County so we can provide this service at no cost to Richland Community College students, staff, and faculty.

Malinda is an Associate Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (ALMFT) at Crossing Healthcare where she has spent the last several years working with individuals, couples, and families to provide solution-focused mental health care that works in their everyday lives with the goal of enhancing their wellbeing. Malinda can provide resources and assistance to those students, staff and faculty experiencing symptoms associated with depression, anxiety, and trauma histories.

Hours will resume Monday, August 15 from 9am-1pm.

Location will be on Richland’s campus at the Macon County Soil and Water Conservation Building, 4004 E. College Park, Decatur, IL 62521

Schedule An Appointment

Teletherapy Mental Health Services

We have partnered with META Teletherapy, a mobile app that delivers easy access to private and confidential counseling services, when and how you want.


Teaching and Learning Center (TLC) Student Tech Support

More than just a place for online class help, the TLC staff is here to support you. Just remember to contact them with any questions you have about Canvas, email problems or computer and technical questions.

Find out more about the Teaching and Learning Center – CLICK HERE

Free Tutoring

The Academic Success Center offers FREE tutoring services for students in the areas of Math, Biology/Chemistry, Business/Accounting, English, and other subjects by request. Get assistance with your writing assignments, improve your study skills or just stop by for computer access. We also use NetTutor, an online tutoring service integrated into Canvas that provides you the support you need, whenever you need it, for lots of different subjects, and on any type of device.

Find out more at Tutoring – CLICK HERE


We want to provide a welcoming campus that supports success for all students. Approved accommodations for students with documented disabilities remove barriers to allow for equal opportunity to participate fully in the total college experience.

Find out more about Accommodations – CLICK HERE

Library Resources

Our library staff can help you with your inquiries about the resources you need to complete your assignments. It’s also a great place to find computer access or a quiet place to study.

Visit the Library website – CLICK HERE


Richland Bookstore

You will find your textbooks and course materials here, but did you know that you can also find items like pens, pencils, USB drives, calculators, and much more? The friendly staff in the bookstore can help you find what you need and you can look good doing it when you purchase the great Richland gear sold here.

Visit the Bookstore website – CLICK HERE

Fitness Center

Currently enrolled students receive membership to the Fitness Center as part of their tuition.

Visit the Fitness Center website – CLICK HERE

Student Engagement Activities

Do you want to engage with other students on campus, enjoy some fun activities or join a club? Our Student Engagement Office hosts some great activities that can keep you connected with other students, while enjoying a little fun throughout the semester.

Find out more at the Student Engagement website – CLICK HERE

Community Resources

Illinois 211 – Free – Confidential – Available 24/7. Get help paying bills, finding food, and locating other resources near you. Call 211 now for confidential help from a caring expert.

Visit the United Way website – CLICK HERE