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Wolf cutout on Court of the Carolinas.

Apr 22, 2022

DASA Raises $33,583,000 from Think and Do the Extraordinary Campaign

Almost 19,000 donors contributed nearly $34 million to the Division of Academic and Student Affairs during the five-year campaign.  

Mar 15, 2022

Extraordinary Difference: Ryan Unger

As an RA, Ryan Unger ’20 was always helping others, but when COVID-19 sent students home in March 2020, Ryan found himself in need of help. After graduating, he made a gift to the same fund that he had benefited from, bringing his story full circle as part of NC State’s Think and Do the Extraordinary Campaign. 

Drawing of a house with dollar signs rising out of the chimney.

Dec 9, 2021

NC State Leads Raleigh Effort to Meet Students’ Basic Needs

In response to alarming rates of food and housing insecurity among college students, NC State is joining forces with the city of Raleigh and other area institutions to develop systems-level solutions. The effort is sponsored by the National League of Cities. 

Outside of Talley Student Union at night

Sep 8, 2021

As Part of the Pack, You’re Never Alone

For Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, NC State Counseling and Prevention Services is identifying some of the risk factors for suicide and pointing community members to resources that can help.  

An aerial view of brick buildings and Talley Student Union, with downtown Raleigh in the background

Jul 13, 2021

Essential Work

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Pack Essentials program has supported thousands of students with financial support as well as meal and housing scholarships. 

Mary Haskett talking with several students at NC State.

Jun 23, 2021

More Students Struggle With Basic Needs Due to Pandemic

The economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic has hit students hard, resulting in a marked increase in food insecurity and homelessness. The toll on their mental health has been striking.