The Multicultural Student Affairs Office 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. Many of the programs and services expand students' cultural horizon while honoring their respective cultural experiences.
The African American Cultural Center promotes awareness of and appreciation for the African American experience through activities and events that enhance academic excellence and strengthen cultural competence for the campus and surrounding communities.
The Peer Mentor Program targets first-year African American, Native American and Hispanic students. The primary objective of the program is to contribute to the advancement of first-year students by aiding in their academic, emotional and social adjustments to college. Any first year student can request to be served by an upper class mentor through the Peer Mentor Program. Any upper class student with a 2.5 or greater total grade point average can apply to serve as a mentor.
CALS Career Services in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences offers a number of helpful services and resources available to you during your time as a student.
The Undergraduate Tutorial Center offers various types of free academic assistance for many 100- and 200-level courses (primarily in math, physics, chemistry, foreign languages, economics, biology, and 300 level statistics) as well as all writing and speaking needs.
The Counseling Center provides counseling for NC State students experiencing personal, academic or vocational problems. Psychological assessment and psychiatric consultation are also available. Services are primarily short-term in nature and referrals to other helping professionals and community agencies are made as appropriate. Strict confidentiality is assured. Many services are free to currently enrolled students of North Carolina State University. Counselors work regularly with students from diverse backgrounds and attend to issues of diversity and their impact on student identity and development, self-esteem, and academic adjustment.