This time of the semester can be stressful for college students, and you may be feeling overwhelmed – with classes, work obligations, family commitments, and/or financial stressors. We are also still feeling the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and the struggles and uncertainties it continues to cause. The transition from nearly totally virtual interactions last year to engaging with our campus community in person this fall – while still being cautious – can be exciting and stressful all at the same time.
I am writing to remind you that your health and well-being is important, and we care about you. UNCG has many great services to support you. If you are struggling, please reach out – to us, to a friend, to a loved one. If you know a friend is struggling, encourage them to seek support. We are here to help. For your convenience, I have listed below several campus resources available to you:
210 Elliott University Center | 336.334.5514
Can assist students who may be experiencing transition, academic, or personal difficulties, as well as any crisis or emergency situation.
Second floor of the Anna M. Gove Student Health Center | 336.334.5874
Can assist students with mental health concerns through workshops, groups, crisis intervention, short-term individual counseling, psychiatric services, and consultation and outreach. Call or come in for support!
Ground Floor of the Anna M. Gove Student Health Center | 336.334.9839
Single point of access for any UNCG community member who has been impacted by violence. The CVRC provides affirming, empowering, and confidential services to UNCG community members who have been victimized.
101 Forney Student Success Commons | 336.334.5730
One of the first lines in response to helping students address any number of academic issues they may experience at the University.
500 Stirling St. | 336.334.4266
Made up of four ministries – Baptist Campus Ministries, Catholic Campus Ministries, Hillel, and Wesley-Luther – the Smith Campus Ministries Center provides a peaceful place between classes, faith studies, evening events, and service work.
Leonard J. Kaplan Center for Wellness | 336.334.5294
Fosters comprehensive well-being through the eight dimensions of wellness: social, emotional/mental, physical, financial, intellectual, occupational, spiritual, and environmental through experiential opportunities.
215 Elliott University Center | 336.334.5440
Provides, coordinates, and advocates for services which enable undergraduate and graduate students with disabilities to receive equal access to a college education and to all aspects of University life.
509 Tate Street | 336.334.5119
UNCG’s food pantry for students and staff in need of assistance. SOP To Go locations are also available in Mossman, the Gove Student Health Center, Dean of Students Office, and Kaplan Center.
Additionally, the Counseling Center has workshops
that are relevant to this time of year – topics include managing mood, stress, and anxiety, transitioning to college life, navigating grief and loss, and body image concerns. There is no screening needed for workshops; simply show up – Zoom or in person. If you’d like further information or assistance, call the Counseling Center or stop by their space to inquire further. The Counseling Center has also partnered with WellTrack
, a mental health application available for use by students for free.
We care about you. We are here to support you.
Dr. Cathy Akens
Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs