On Campus Resources
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.
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.
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 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!
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.
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 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.
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.
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 on main campus at Honors and Scholars Commons 2221 Dunn Avenue. The Pantry can be accessed through the main doors off of Dunn Avenue to stock up on supplies. For information about service hours, please click here.
The GLBT Center partners with Leadership & Civic Engagement (formerly 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 Leadership and Civic Engagement website.
Leadership & Civic Engagement at NC State 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, visit their website.
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.
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.
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.
Off Campus Resources
In addition to the many on-campus resources available through NC State, students can also take advantage of GLBT-specific and GLBT-inclusive resources, available both locally and throughout North Carolina. To learn about the GLBT advocacy organizations that provide resources for students and some of the off-campus medical services, check out the information below.
SONG is a home for LGBTQ liberation across all lines of race, class, abilities, age, culture, gender, and sexuality in the South. They build, sustain, and connect a southern regional base of LGBTQ people in order to transform the region through strategic projects and campaigns developed in response to the current conditions in our communities. For more information about their work, check out their website.
Equality NC is dedicated to securing equal rights and justice for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) North Carolinians. To accomplish these goals, they lobby the North Carolina General Assembly, executive branch, and local governments; broadcast LGBT news, stories and content; and mobilize the community on issues that matter most, including marriage equality, parental rights, inclusive anti-bullying policies, employment discrimination, hate violence, privacy rights, sexuality education, adoption, domestic partnerships, and HIV/AIDS. For more information about Equality NC, check out their website.
The ACLU of North Carolina (ACLU-NC) is the North Carolina state affiliate of the American Civil Liberties Union. The North Carolina affiliate of the American Civil Liberties Union. The North Carolina affiliate of the ACLU was founded in 1965, is based in Raleigh, and has grown to approximately 10,000 members and supporters statewide. Their mission is to preserve and defend the guarantees of individual liberty found in the North Carolina Constitution and the US Constitution, with particular emphasis on freedom of speech, freedom of association, freedom of religion, equal protection under law for all people, the right to privacy, the right to due process of law, and the right to be free from unreasonable search and seizure. For more information about their resources and services, check out their website.
Lambda Legal is a national organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people, and those with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work. For more information about the services they offer, please click here.
The NCLR is a non-profit, public interest law firm which litigates precedent setting cases at the trial and appellate court levels; advocates for equitable public policies affecting the LGBT community; provides free legal assistance to LGBT people and their legal advocates; and conducts community education on LGBT legal issues. They serve more than 5,000 LGBT people and their families in all 50 states each year, including LGBT seniors, immigrants, athletes, and youth. For more information about NCLR, visit their website.
Planned Parenthood provides a wide range of medical services, including general health care, HIV/STD testing and treatment, birth control, emergency contraception, pregnancy testing, abortion referrals, and LGBT services (which includes hormonal treatments for transgender clients). For more information about their services, please click here.
Sexual Violence Hotlines
Sexual assault and domestic violence affects everyone but resources for LGBTQ people are often limited. The Human Rights Campaign has a page of resources available and additional resources are listed below.
The New York City Anti-Violence Project (AVP) empowers lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and HIV-affected communities and allies to end all forms of violence through organizing and education, and supports survivors through counseling and advocacy. They offer a 24-hour hotline and bilingual services at 212-714-1124.
Gay Men’s Domestic Violence Project provides crisis intervention, support and resources for victims and survivors of domestic abuse. They offer a variety of resources including a 24-hour emergency hotline, legal advocacy, crisis intervention, and more. For more information, call 800-832-1901 or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Network/La Red is a survivor-led, social justice organization that works to end partner abuse in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, BDSM, polyamorous, and queer communities. The Network/La Red offers services in both English and Spanish at 617-742-4911.
The Northwest Network of bisexual, trans, lesbian, and gay survivors of abuse works to end violence and abuse by building loving and equitable relationships in our community and across the country. Their hours are from 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday, PST and they can be reached at 206-568-7777.