Services for Veterans

To Our Veterans:

Welcome to the NC State Counseling Center! In addition to thanking you for your service, we want to let you know that we are here to support you. While the transition to University can be difficult for all types of students, often Veterans face unique challenges. Fortunately, many Veterans also possess unique skills to conquer difficulties. Our aim at the Counseling Center is to help you access your own abilities to make your career at NC State successful and meaningful.

For the fall 2020 semester, we are virtually offering:

  • Conversations with a Counselor | Every other Wednesday beginning September 9 | 3:00 – 5:00 pm
    • In partnership with Military and Veteran Services, this will be a virtual, open, drop-in style space with counselors from the Counseling Center available to provide support. This is not therapy but rather a therapeutic space. Anything shared in this space is expected to remain confidential among participants.
  • Pledge to Service & Self | Fridays | 9:00 – 10:30 am
    • Find community and support navigating the unique experience of life as a student Veteran at NC State. Join us for confidential group sessions to connect with others. All student Veterans welcome! For more details, contact:
    • Lorin Leake, LCSWA at lleake@ncsu.edu or Tammy Rose, LCSW at tbrose@ncsu.edu

Take a look at the services offered at the counseling center to see how we can best meet your needs. All services are free to students, with the exception of meeting with a psychiatrist. In addition to serving the specific needs of individual veterans, we hope to extend awareness to faculty, staff and students, by providing outreach that honors service and provides an opportunity for community-building.

Whether it is your first semester, or you have been here a while, the NC State Counseling Center is here to help. Below are some additional resources that may assist you as a Veteran at NC State.

Campus Resources

  • The Military and Veterans Resource Center is NC State’s centralized resource supporting military affiliated students.
  • Veterans Education on campus assists Veterans and Service-Dependents access and use their GI Bill benefits.  They also provide programs to network and to honor the service of America’s Veterans.
  • NC State Student Veterans Association is a student group on campus. There website has information, resources and information about joining.

Local Resources

National Resources

  • Military Mental Health provides self-assessment and resources for those associated with the military.
  • Veterans Crisis Line offers confidential help for Veterans and their families or those who are concerned about them including the ability to communicate by text message by dialing #838255.
  • VA Website on college adjustment and success.