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Everyone needs a helping hand at times, and at NC State we have the resources and services to assist you in navigating life’s expected—and unexpected—challenges. 

Academic Absence Verification

At some point during your college career, you will likely face anticipated or unanticipated absences from class. In almost all cases, you can simply explain the situation to your professor, and they will decide how you can make up missed assignments or tests. However, there can be extenuating circumstances that require the involvement of an absence verification officer, who can verify your reasons for missing classes and facilitate a plan between you and your professor for how to catch up.

Academic Semester Withdrawal

The process to prepare your withdrawal request will differ depending on the time at which you plan to withdraw from classes. See the Student Services Center website for more information about the withdrawal process and timeline.

Bias Impact Response Team

The Bias Impact Response Team (BIRT) at NC State provides support to people affected by bias-related incidents that impact individuals, groups, and overall campus community climate. BIRT is coordinated by the Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity and is composed of professionals from across campus who work to support anyone impacted by bias.

Counseling Center

Accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services, NC State’s Counseling Center provides direct services to students and offers outreach and prevention programs, training new professionals in student mental health, and much more.

Disability Resource Office

The Disability Resource Office works to ensure that students with disabilities are provided an inclusive experience and equal opportunity to participate in courses and programs by determining eligibility for accommodations and serving as a resource to faculty in helping them understand their obligation in providing equal access.

Feed the Pack Food Pantry

Feed the Pack is a food pantry open to all members of the campus community (students, staff, and faculty). To use the pantry, come by during the hours of operation. You will be asked to swipe your campus ID and then can shop for the items you need.

Military and Veteran Services

NC State is consistently ranked as one of the most military-friendly schools and is among the best institutions in the nation for supporting veterans. The university proudly serves over 2,300 military-affiliated students through Military and Veteran Services and offers a variety of programs to help them transition from military to campus life, persist to graduation, and ultimately join the civilian workforce. 


Student Behavioral Case Management at NC State (also known as NC State CARES) was established in 2014 to provide support for students in crisis or who have been identified as exhibiting concerning or worrisome behaviors. The program works closely with campus resources to provide early intervention for students who may be struggling personally or whose behavior has led others to be concerned for their well-being. Case managers meet with students and provide access to resources while following up with them and monitoring their progress.

Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity

The Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity (OIED) provides a variety of services to ensure that NC State offers an inclusive, welcoming environment for everyone. OIED conducts trainings for students, faculty, and staff and oversees the Bias Impact Response Team and Campus Community Centers, which foster community, celebrate identity and culture, and support, empower and advocate for positive change for those who are underrepresented and/or marginalized.

Office of International Services

The Office of International Services (OIS) exists to serve NC State’s international students and helps students who grew up in the United States to expand their horizons and learn about other cultures. The OIS also offers lots of opportunities for students to get involved on campus, practice their language skills, and connect with other students from around the globe. 

Pack Essentials

NC State and campus partners have developed many programs to support students in need of food, housing, financial, and educational security. The Pack Essentials program brings them all into one centralized space with a common application to apply for resources.

Prevention Services

Prevention Services provides case management, education, and outreach emphasizing inclusive, developmental, and non-judgmental perspectives for student prevention efforts. Through the lenses of behavioral health, wellness, and sustainability, professionals cross-collaborate with the campus community to enhance individual and collective well-being, as well as assist students in gaining the necessary resources to remain successful academically and emotionally at NC State.

Student Health Services

Student Health Services provides comprehensive and specialized care to NC State students. In addition to primary care, Student Health offers dental, physical therapy, gynecological services, and a pharmacy on site.

Student Legal Services

Student Legal provides education, advice, and representation within the scope of the prepaid student legal services plan and focuses on helping students resolve their legal problems with as little disruption as possible to their educational endeavors. 

Student Ombuds Services

Student Ombuds Services listens, advises, and assists students who are experiencing challenging life circumstances that impact their college, learning, or living experience.

Term Withdrawal Appeal

Students who have been denied their request for a Term Withdrawal have the right to appeal the decision with the Withdrawal Review Committee. Find out more about the withdrawal appeal process here.