NC State University provides a wide range of on-campus resources to help students be successful. From health and wellness services to involvement and leadership initiatives, the University aims to provide students with any support services or development opportunities they might need. Check out the information below for a brief overview of some of the resources available on campus.
African American Cultural Center
The African American Cultural Center (AACC) promotes awareness of and appreciation for African American and other African descent experiences through activities and events that enhance academic excellence and strengthen cultural competence for the campus and surrounding communities. The AACC stays actively engaged in the academic life of NC State with programs, resources and services that facilitate the cultural, intellectual and social growth of the entire university community.
Multicultural Student Affairs
The Department of Multicultural Student Affairs (MSA) researches, designs and implements unique programs that promote the pursuit of academic success, retention and graduation of students, with an emphasis on African American, Native American, and Hispanic students.
The NC State Women’s Center is a catalyst and resource that advances gender equity and social justice through education, advocacy, and leadership for the campus community. The Women’s Center facilitates efforts to ensure equity and opportunity and increase awareness of diversity by providing and supporting programs, services, and research opportunities that focus on gender-related issues.
NC State Student Organizations
NC State University is home to more than 600 student organizations. Students can connect with each other through shared interests in academics, advocacy, club sports, arts, media, recreation, religion, politics and many other topics. Visit the Get Involved website to find the organizations that are right for you!
NC State Counseling Center
The Counseling Center provides confidential services for both individuals and groups. In addition to the weekly Drop-In Hours they provide at the GLBT Center each Tuesday from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m., the staff of the Counseling Center also facilitate a weekly LGBTQQ Counseling Group and a weekly Transcending and Connecting Counseling Group. For more information about resources and services, visit their website here.
LGBTQQ Counseling Group
The LGBTQQ Counseling Group provides a safe, confidential space to talk about any of life’s issues, worries, or woes such as academic pressure, roommate strife or relationship concerns. In addition, topics specific to non-heterosexuals will be encouraged: coming out, finding a partner, balancing the LGBTQQ part of yourself, dating, image, spirituality, etc. Students interested in joining the group should contact Dr. Richard Tyler-Walker at the Student Counseling Center.
Transcending and Connecting Counseling Group
Transcending and Connecting is a weekly counseling group held at the NC State Counseling Center. The purpose is to create a shared space for students on the trans* spectrum and students questioning their gender to connect, explore, and learn with other students of trans* experience. It is a space for the group members to give and receive support. The focus is on connecting with others, exploring identities, and navigating life in a safe space. Students interested in joining the group should contact Dr. Jennifer Glassmire-Policari in the Counseling Center to schedule a brief screening appointment prior to joining the group.
NC State Student Health Services
Student Health Services is the primary medical service provider for enrolled NC State students. In-house services include laboratory and x-ray, travel clinic, physical therapy, women’s health, occupational medicine, and allergy shots. Also, students may visit the on-site pharmacy to fulfill their prescription drug needs and over-the-counter requests. For more information about their services, check out their website.
NC State Food Pantry
Feed the Pack is a community-based initiative sustained by the greater NCSU community to combat the food insecurity experienced by members of the Wolf Pack family. Students can stop by the food pantry (located in 127 Carmichael Recreation Center) to stock up on supplies. For information about service hours, please click here.
Alternative Service Break
The GLBT Center partners with the Center for Student Leadership, Ethics & Public Service (CSLEPS) for their annual Alternative Service Break (ASB) trip to San Francisco. The trip title is “Intersectionality and Social Justice,” and the purpose of this trip is to give students the opportunity to observe, process, and strategize about intersecting social justice issues (homelessness, inadequate mental and physical healthcare, interpersonal and community violence, the school-to-prison pipeline, food deserts, and targeted discrimination and harassment, among others). Trip participants will learn about how social justice issues impact multiple communities, what it’s like for individuals to navigate multiple marginalized identities, and how “systems of oppression” (racism, sexism, homophobia, ableism, classism, transphobia, etc.) can pile on top of one another. In addition to providing support, trip participants will be asked to critically reflect on the impact of these issues, both at a community level and at an individual level. For more information about this ASB trip, visit the CSLEPS website.
Leadership Development Series
The NC State Center for Student Leadership, Ethics & Public Service (CSLEPS) offers a Leadership Development Series (LDS) featuring interactive workshops and seminars. The LDS workshops provide the resources necessary to develop personal integrity, organizational understanding, communication skills, and an ethic of service. For information about workshop topics and times, click here to visit their website.
The NC State Center for Student Leadership, Ethics & Public Service (CSLEPS) hosts an intensive and energizing six-day leadership retreat for students each spring semester. For more information about LeaderShape, click here to visit the CSLEPS website.
NC State Policies
NC State University’s Equal Opportunity and Non-discrimination Policy provides protections for GLBT students, staff and faculty. The policy specifies that “NC State University promotes equal opportunity and prohibits discrimination and harassment based upon one’s age, color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation and veteran status.” To view the full text of this policy, as well as the Student Code of Conduct (which prohibits harassment), please visit NCSU policies.
Harassment Reporting Procedures
The Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity (OIED), which oversees the four campus community centers (including the GLBT Center), provides preventative education to promote a campus free from discrimination and harassment. OIED also provides support services for students, staff and faculty who have experienced discrimination or harassment and oversees the University’s investigation and response. For information about the reporting process and the resources available through OIED, please visit Safe at NC State.
NC State Police Department
The campus police department is proactive about ensuring that all officers participate in the GLBT Center’s Project SAFE Ally Training and are able to provide supportive and culturally competent services to the students at NC State. In addition to responding to reports and investigating on-campus harassment, the department also provides safety escort services for students. For more information about their services, please click here.