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Jan 11, 2023

Pack Meal Share Program Receives 1,500 Donated Meals for Spring 2023

The Pack Meal Share drive met the goal of adding 1500 meals to the program thanks to students with a Flex meal plan donating unused… 

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Dec 16, 2022

The Biggest Academic and Student Affairs News from 2022

Look back at student life and achievements, anniversaries and celebrations, and individual and departmental recognitions in the Division of Academic and Student Affairs this year. 

Two people sit at a table in the food court in Talley Student Union

Dec 8, 2022

Students Help Students Through Pack Meal Share Program

Pack Essentials is reaching out to the student body for support in their annual drive for Pack Meal Share donations. The Pack Meal Share program… 

People walking appear blurred in this picture, taken in Talley Student Union. Students wear backpacks, and informational booths line the union's lobby.

Nov 28, 2022

NC State Is Here to Help

NC State offers several resources to help you succeed academically while also helping you take care of your mental, emotional and physical well-being. 

A hand pulls a tampon from a dispenser on a restroom wall

Nov 22, 2022

Equity, Period.

As part of NC State’s Menstrual Equity Initiative, free menstrual product dispensers have been installed in restrooms across campus this fall.  

A group of students pose behind a wall of canned goods organized in a way that spells out "Can Do" in red and white

Nov 17, 2022

Ten Years of Feeding the Pack

Current and former leaders of NC State’s Feed the Pack food pantry reflect on a decade of addressing food insecurity on campus. 

Exterior of Park Shops in the fall

Sep 16, 2022

“One Is Too Many”: Discussing Student Need with Mike Giancola

Mike Giancola, student ombudsperson and assistant vice provost, discusses Pack Essentials services, student needs at NC State and how private support empowers our students. 

Etienne Phillips sitting inside a Wolf Line bus and speaking to the camera

Aug 24, 2022

NC State Student Shares Journey of Over­coming Housing Insecurity

Spectrum News 1 follows up with NC State junior Etienne Phillips, and his experiences with housing insecurity and the HOST Program. 

Layla Saliba in a red T-shirt standing next to a stack on menstrual products

Aug 8, 2022

ABC11 Interviews Recent Alumna About We Bleed Red Initiative

NC State alumna Layla Saliba was recently interviewed by ABC11 News about her work as a student with the We Bleed Red initiative on campus. She also weighed in on food and housing insecurity, and how menstrual equity factors into the equation. 

A group of students talks outside of Bragaw Hall.

Jul 22, 2022

Academic and Student Affairs Marks a Decade of Dedication to Student Success

For 10 years, the Division of Academic and Student Affairs has offered holistic programs and resources to help NC State students thrive.