Groups, Classes, and Workshops

Check out our wide variety of FREE groups, workshops, and classes offered for NDSU students by the Counseling Center each semester. Please check back often for updates!

Art in Therapy

Wednesdays from 1:00 – 2:30pm, starting January 10, 2024

Any student who is interested in learning more about themselves & building new skills for stress management is encouraged to attend this group. No artistic skills or experience necessary to participate and benefit from Art in Therapy. We will have a variety of projects for intentional discovery and self-reflection. This will allow you to experience how engagement in expressive arts can improve your social interaction and help you meet and build new relationships with others in the group. The group will meet in the Counseling Center (212 Ceres Hall) Gathering Room. For questions, please email

Undergraduate Connections Group

Wednesdays from 2:00 – 3:00pm, starting January 17, 2024

The purpose of this group is to create a supportive community of undergraduates who meet once a week to discuss life challenges and celebrate successes together. Students who are looking to expand their support network and get to know other NDSU students in a quiet, relaxed setting are encouraged to attend. The group will meet in the Counseling Center. New group members may join at any time. If you have questions or would like to join the group, please email

SSG (Survivor's Support Group)

Thursdays from 3:00 – 4:00pm, starting January 25, 2024

SSG is a support group for students who have experienced some form of sexual violence/assault and are looking for a safe space. Attending support groups can be extremely beneficial in forming relationships with other survivors while processing the aftereffects of unwanted sexual experiences. If you are interested in joining SSG, please email  or call 701-231-9714 to schedule a brief pre-screening.

Mental Health First Aid

NDSU to offer MHFA via Blended Learning Option

The NDSU Counseling Center, through funding provided by the NDSU Student Government and the NDUS System Office, is pleased to announce it is taking registrations for the blended learning option of Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training – free to members of the NDSU community (i.e., faculty, staff and students).  Registration includes all modules and materials necessary to obtain MHFA certification once completed.

The blended learning option consists of participants completing a 2-hour self-paced online course, followed by a 4.5 hour in-person Skills Application instructor-led session.  The self-paced online course must be completed prior to attending the in-person Skills Application session.  Both sessions must be completed to obtain MHFA certification (a three-year certification is awarded upon program completion).

To register, call the Counseling Center at 231-7671.  After registering participants will receive an email from the Counseling Center detailing how to create an account and access the course.

The In-Person Skills Application Session will be held from 9:00 AM – Noon and 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM on Thursday, October 12th.  Training sessions are capped at 30 participants per session and sessions will be held in the NDSU Memorial Union.



MHFA teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorders.  This training gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem and help connect them to the appropriate care.

What MHFA Covers

  • Common signs and symptoms of mental illness
  • Common signs and symptoms of substance abuse
  • How to interact with a person in crisis
  • How to connect someone with help
  • Newly added: Expanded content on trauma, addiction and self-care

Call the Counseling Center at 231-7671 to register.

NDSU CARES Workshops

NDSU CARES is a Campus Awareness, Referral and Education program for Suicide Prevention.

This one hour of training may help you save a life!

Please call the Counseling Center  at 701-231-7671 for more information.
or email Annette


Groups Sponsored By Other Offices on Campus

NDSU Graduate Student Support Group at Community Counseling Services

Faciliated by NDSU's Community Counseling Center, Morill Hall

For Graduate Students, By Graduate Students

Open to all NDSU Graduate Students!

Tuesdays at 5:00 p.m., January 30th-May 7th
Morrill Hall 214

For further information, please contact the Community Counseling Center at  (701) 231-9750 or NDSU.CSS.MANAGER


NDSU Veterans and Military Student Support Group at Community Counseling Services

Open to any NDSU students who are currently serving or veterans

Tuesdays at noon, January 30th - May 7th
Morrill Hall 214

Please contact Community Counseling Services with questions at 701-231-9750

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