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NDSU Counseling Center is Here to Help your Student

NDSU Counseling Center is here to help your student. College students today face a wide variety of stressful situations, from adjusting to being away from home, to doing well in school while needing to work to pay for school. For some students, these stressful situations will lead to a diagnosable mental health disorder, such as generalized anxiety or depression. Other students will find themselves dealing with feelings of anxiety and low mood, feelings that make life more difficult, but are not at a diagnosable level. In either case, these feelings can interfere with a student’s ability to be successful in school.

The NDSU Counseling Center, 212 Ceres Hall, is here to help students deal with these types of situations, helping them to feel better, learn healthy coping skills, and learn strong study skills. The Center offers a variety of free counseling opportunities for NDSU students. Students can participate in individual, couples, and group counseling; focusing on concerns from personal-emotional issues to academic skills concerns. Center staff members also teach a study skills course each semester. At various times of the year, workshops are available on topics related to meditation, mindfulness, students in recovery, and study skills. Students may also see the University's consulting psychiatrist (at no charge) and the Center works closely with the NDSU Student Health Service in coordinating care related to less complex mental health-related medication usage.

If you and your student are unsure about how serious their concerns might be, your student is invited to complete our anonymous on-line stress and depression assessment. The assessment can be taken at the following address: welcome.cfm?access=website. Once completed, the results will be sent to a Center counselor and the counselor will “dialogue” anonymously through a confidential web site with the student about the results. The counselor will offer suggestions about how the student can deal with any concerns that are highlighted by the assessment and will invite the student to make an appointment at the Center if appropriate.

For more information about the Center, checkout the Center’s web site at To schedule an appointment, call (701) 231-7671. The Center is open Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

ACE Workshops

For students looking for resources on study skills, the NDSU Counseling Center and ACE Tutoring have collaborated in order to host several academic workshops across the fall semester. Sessions are spread throughout the semester and we hope that the sessions are both informative and interactive. To register, contact

Test Techniques and Anxiety: Learn specific test-taking strategies and exam preparation skills to improve test performance. We will also discuss ways to manage the stress and anxiety associated with studying and test-taking.

October 9: 3:00-4:00 pm   November 7: 5:00-6:00 pm          December 4: 4:00-5:00 pm 


Procrastination: Learn about common types of procrastination, how to identify which types fit you, and how to combat them. Strategies for increasing motivation will also be discussed.

November 28: 4:00-5:00 pm

NDSU's Gender and Sexual Diversity Programs

The mission of Gender and Sexual Diversity at North Dakota State University is to strengthen and sustain an inclusive campus community for LGBTQ students, faculty, and staff by providing programming that reduces homophobia and gender identity oppression. We collaborate with campus departments, student organizations, university administration, and community groups to advocate for the needs and concerns of LGBTQ students. The Gender and Sexual Diversity Resource Center is located in the Memorial Union, Gunkelman Room 122.

We offer awareness and education programs for Coming Out Month in October and Transgender Day of Remembrance in November. The Gender and Sexual Diversity Program offers Safe Zone Ally Training. The three levels of training include: Becoming an Ally; Gender Identity/Expression; Becoming an Upstander.

The full list of events and training dates can be found online at 

In light of recent discussions of LGBTQ+ education disparities in the United States, NDSU, Ten Percent Society at UND, North Dakota State College of Science, Mayville State University, Minnesota State University Moorhead, and Minnesota State Community and Technical College will be holding the second annual Great Plains Affirming Campus Conference (GPACC) on October 28, 2017 at Mayville State University. The purpose of GPACC is to address issues related to campus inclusion of LGBTQ+ students by gathering LGBTQ+ individuals from our area for advocacy training and education, provide a safe space for networking, celebrating our LGBTQ+ diversity, networking for professionals, and to educate the larger campus community of LGBTQ+ issues.

Contact Information: Phone: (701) 231-5263 | Email:

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Orientation and Student Success
Phone: +1 (701) 231-8379 or Toll free: +1 (800) 488-NDSU menu option 2 / Fax: (701) 231-6253
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Physical/delivery address: 1340 Administration Ave., Fargo, ND 58102
Mailing address: NDSU Dept. 2838 / PO Box 6050 / Fargo, ND 58108-6050
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Last Updated: Thursday, September 28, 2017 12:47:48 PM
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