At NC State, experience is education. In addition to learning the skills of their field in classrooms, labs, internships and co-ops, students are encouraged to break out and experience what NC State offers in campus life. Whether students aim to nurture their passions or explore new interests, NC State offers hundreds of interest-based activities for students to pursue.
Arts NC State
Arts NC State is a collective of the six visual and performing arts programs at NC State: The Crafts Center, Dance Program, Department of Music, Gregg Museum of Art & Design, NC State LIVE Performing Art Series and University Theatre.
Each year, Arts NC State provides hundreds of outstanding arts opportunities for our students and community to explore, learn, create and grow through academic classes, performance participation and events.
Tickets to performances are available from Ticket Central, located at Frank Thompson Hall, 2241 Dunn Avenue, online at tickets.arts.ncsu.edu, or by calling Ticket Central at 919.515.1100.
NC State Athletics aims to prepare student-athletes to compete at the highest level and to inspire them to be leaders now, and in the future, by providing the best environment to achieve their athletic, academic and personal aspirations. It also provides a venue for students and Wolfpack fans to gather and support NC State Athletic events.
Campus Community Centers
Our Centers — Talley Student Union and Witherspoon Student Center — provide a place for the campus community to relax, study, eat, shop and play. From bustling dining courts to quiet nook sand meeting spaces; from vibrant student organization hubs to sprawling green spaces, the Student Centers serve as a cornerstone for student growth, learning and involvement.
The Student Centers also offer excellent on-campus jobs that provide flexible hours and opportunities for growth.
We are your on-campus source for course materials, technology, school supplies and spirit wear, with two convenient locations on campus: Wolfpack Outfitters in Talley Student Union and Wolf Ridge on Centennial Campus.
Consult our online price comparison tool for the best price on course materials. Every purchase benefits students through scholarships and student programming.
Student Leadership and Engagement
Leadership and Engagement provide students with diverse leadership and engagement opportunities that promote personal and professional development that will prepare students for a changing world.
Opportunities for engagement include registered student organizations, the Leadership Development Program, Civically Engaged Scholars, Alternative Service Break (ASB) experiences, LeaderShape Institute.
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NC State offers a diverse array of faith communities around campus. With over sixty registered student organizations that identify in the religious/spiritual community, many opportunities are provided for students to engage in their spiritual development while at NC State.
For a listing of registered religious and spiritual organizations, please visit the website below. Organizations can be searched by category first, then select Religious/Spiritual to access this list.
Fraternity and Sorority Life
The Department of Fraternity and Sorority Life (FSL) aims to prepare students for society through a values-based fraternal experience. Focusing on Chapter Services, Council and Community Development and the Living/Learning Experience, the Department provides holistic development of affiliated students.
The fraternity/sorority community at NC State is comprised of 50+ men’s and women’s organizations including over 3,000 students representing more than 13% of undergraduates at NC State.
Staff members meet regularly with chapter leaders, alumni and national representatives to ensure chapters are providing meaningful experiences for their members.
Council and Community Development
FSL advises four governing councils within the fraternity/sorority community. The Interfraternity Council is comprised of men’s organizations while the Panhellenic Association is comprised of women’s organizations. The Multicultural Greek Council organizations honor specific cultural traditions. The National Pan-Hellenic Council is comprised of historically African American fraternities and sororities.
Greek Village serves as the hub to all members of FSL organizations, providing a place to break bread, host philanthropy events, facilitate member activities and much more. Chapter Resident Directors live on-site to ensure facility safety as well as compliance with University standards.
Office of International Services
The Office of International Services (OIS) provides immigration advising and cross-cultural programming needs for the university’s more than 4,000 international students who come from over 110 different countries.
Services include advising students on immigration regulations and university policies; authorizing certain types of on- or off-campus employment options for F-1 and J-1 visa holders; and providing cultural programs designed to enrich the cultural and academic experience of the campus community for both international and domestic students. Learn more about our unique cross-cultural programs and events online.
Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity
The Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity (OIED) brings the offices of Equal Opportunity and Equity and Diversity Engagement, Training and Education together with four campus community centers: the African American Cultural Center; the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender (GLBT) Center; Multicultural Student Affairs (MSA); and the Women’s Center.
OIED also offers diversity and equity training through its Training Outreach & Education unit and a campus-wide diversity newsletter, the Diversity Digest.
- Equal Opportunity and Equity
- Inclusive Excellence
- African American Cultural Center
- GLBT Center
- Multicultural Student Affairs
- Women’s Center
- Interfaith Prayer and Meditation Spaces
Prevention Services provides case management, education and outreach emphasizing inclusive, developmental and non-judgmental perspectives for student prevention efforts.
Our services include Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) Prevention Education, CARES case management, a Collegiate Recovery Community, and Suicide Prevention outreach. Our Alcohol and Other Drugs team members provide education and consultations surrounding substance use through a harm-reduction lens.
Our CARES team members provide one-on-one support by connecting with students to promote resilience and self-advocacy. If you are concerned about a student, you can make a referral to CARES by visiting our website and clicking on Make a Referral.
Prevention Services offers outreach and resources on various mental health and resilience topics, as well as consultation for faculty and staff.
Student Ombuds Services
What is “Ombuds?”
A guide for conflict management, prevention and resolution. The Ombuds provides an informal, confidential, impartial and independent source of assistance for students to help them navigate their university experience.
A Student Ombuds advocates for fair processes, working to empower the student to successfully navigate the institution to address challenges and identify resources. In short, if a student — or a student’s family has a unique situation and doesn’t know where to turn for support, direction or an understanding “ear,” contact Student Ombuds Services (S.O.S.) to explore options and next steps.
Students may come to S.O.S. for a variety of reasons. Student Ombuds Services serves as the first point of contact for students experiencing food, housing, and/or financial insecurity and helps connect students to available resources if they experience an unexpected financial challenge.
Sometimes students simply want to talk. Some are reluctant to go through formal channels. Others don’t know where else to go, and some have tried other ways to get help, but haven’t found what they need.
If you are not sure whether S.O.S. can help, please contact us, no matter how big or small your student’s concern may be. All conversations are voluntary, confidential and free.
More resources are available on the Pack Essentials website: dasa.ncsu.edu/pack-essentials
Study Abroad allows students to develop skills required to face the grand challenges of society — it deepens intercultural sensitivity, challenges participants to think more critically and creatively, and broadens both personal and academic perspectives. It teaches independence, flexibility and the ability to deal with ambiguity.
Study Abroad students distinguish themselves from their peers by developing these skills and engaging in a unique learning environment abroad.
Student participants fulfill major, minor and general education program requirements abroad. For all majors, with academic planning, study abroad does not delay graduation at NC State.
Early planning will help to ensure that students are able to take advantage of the funding available and ensure progress toward graduation. Students are eligible to receive financial aid (including loans, grants and scholarships) for the cost of any study abroad program.
Semester exchange programs provide the most economical option for most students since standard tuition and fees keep the cost of a semester abroad comparable to a semester on campus at NC State. In addition to nearly half a million dollars in study abroad scholarships, there are many other financial resources available in support of study abroad.
The Study Abroad Office supports students throughout the process from initial interest to their return to campus. We look forward to working with your students and hope that you will encourage them to contact us.
NC State Transportation offers students a variety of options to meet their diverse transportation and parking needs. Transportation manages the sale of parking permits and parking facilities. Wolfline, the University’s transit system, connects the three campuses and the surrounding area.
Several alternative transportation options are available including GoPass, which is available for a minimal handling fee to students and allows them to ride both the city and regional buses fare-free.