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Student Advocacy

Student Advocacy

The Office of Student Advocacy within the Division of Student Affairs offers guidance, resources and referrals for students who are experiencing difficult situations that impact their academic and personal success.

The office is committed to helping students navigate university policies and procedures. Our goal is to empower students to find solutions to day-to-day obstacles they may encounter. The Student Advocacy Coordinator specializes in problem solving and providing students with resources to help make decisions regarding all aspects of university life.

Students who need assistance with housing, food, tuition, health, and personal issues are welcome to contact the office. Students can make a one-on-one appointment, email or visit during walk-in hours. We’re here to serve you! 

Get in touch with the Student Advocacy Coordinator:

Star Dorsett | 919.530.7492 | star.dorsett@nccu.edu

Make an appointment

  • Call (919) 530-7492 or (919) 530-6342
  • Email: star.dorsett@nccu.edu
  • Visit: Student Services Building, Ste. 236

Walk-ins

  • Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • Located in the Student Services Bldg., Ste. 236

Take advantage of Quick Resources on campus, by visiting:

Other Resources:

NCCU Campus Pantry: Eagles Serving Eagles

The Campus Pantry is open to all students, faculty and staff on Wednesdays from 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. as an on-campus resource for basic food and personal care items.  Emergency after-hours bags are located in the hallway.

Website:   https://sites.google.com/site/nccufoodpantryvolunteer/
Email:  nccucampuspantry@gmail.com
Contact:

Jason O’Briant
Room 200A, Dent Human Science Building
Durham, NC  27707
919-530-7139

Urban Ministries of Durham

Urban Ministries of Durham welcomes neighbors in need regardless of ethnicity, religious beliefs, sexual orientation or disability.  The Community Café serves three (3) meals a day, seven days a week, and 365 days a year to help anyone in need of a meal. 

Website:   http://umdurham.org/what-we-do/cafe.html
Location:

410 Liberty Street
Durham, NC  27707
919-682-0538

Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina

The Food Bank is provides food for people at risk of hunger in 34 counties. The Food Bank serves a network of more than 800 partner agencies such as soup kitchens, food pantries, shelters, and programs for children and adults through distribution centers in Durham, Greenville, New Bern, Raleigh, the Sandhills (Southern Pines) and Wilmington. To find a local food agency, use the website below, click on “Find Help” and enter your zip code.  

Website:   http://content.foodbankcenc.org

United Way

Dial 211 from any phone in North Carolina to be connected to an operator that will guide you to the services and support you need in your area or get support online at www.NC211.org

Duke University Hospital

Website:   dukehealth.org
Address:

2301 Erwin Rd, Durham, NC 27705
(919) 684-8111

Duke Urgent Care Center/Lincoln

Website:   lincolnchc.org
Address:

1301 Fayetteville St, Durham, NC 27707
 (919) 956-4000

Durham Rescue Mission

Offers programs and services for the Homeless.

Website:   https://www.durhamrescuemission.org/programs-services/
 
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