NOV. 7TH- New Staff Ombuds Office, Education and Training Opportunities, Health and Wellness, Food Drive, Coat Drive and more!
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Staff Senate Proudly Announces the Establishment of our Staff Ombuds Office

Staff Senate submitted in April 2016 a resolution on "The Establishment of the Staff Ombuds Office": Our University leadership has agreed to launch a year long pilot Staff Ombudsman Program which will commence on January 1, 2017.  

What is an Ombuds?
An Ombuds is a neutral, confidential, third party resource for employees to direct them to available options to resolve workplace conflict. The primary responsibilities of an Ombuds are:
  1. to work with individuals to explore and assist them in determining options to help resolve conflicts and problematic issues or concerns,
  2. to bring concerns about the organizations to the attention of leadership for resolution.
More information will follow in Jan. 2017
University Recreation to Host Wellness Series

University Recreation is partnering with the African American Cultural Center to host a six week Wellness Walk & Talk Series.

The series will feature a 30 minute wellness conversation followed by a walk around Harris Field.

The sessions will be held Mondays from 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. in Witherspoon Room 356.

Each week, participants will explore a different element of wellness. Campus partners from the Counseling Center, Student Health, Career Development Center and Financial Aid will be some of the guests each week. The first 20 people to register will receive a water bottle.
To Register: Wellness
New Mentor Program

Announces a new Mentor Program: kick off in January 2017, and we are currently compiling a list of potential mentors to work one on one with a student at GTI. 

Mentors will meet with a student twice per month, in person or by phone.

  • Help students navigate many of the challenges of adjusting to life at NC State and the United States.     
  • Be a go-to resource for advice, guidance and connections
  • Provide networking opportunities
  •  Provide professional guidance
  • Produce positive public relations for GTI and NC State

This program will allow students and mentors to grow together in their understanding and appreciation of each other’s societies and lives.  Many of these students are future leaders and will be influenced in a positive way through mentoring.

We hope that you will consider becoming a mentor to one of our students.  Please let me know if you would like to be a part of the program.  We will provide more information at that time. Contact Randy Schawel at 
The Community Counseling, Education, and Research Clinic (CCERC) of the NC State Counselor Education Program at the Wade Edwards Foundation and Learning Lab (WELL) provides short-term and affordable counseling services to individuals, couples, and families that focus on healthy personal, emotional, social, and career development.

The CCERC mission is to provide world-class community counseling and develop counselors and supervisors for multicultural and social justice practice.

The CCERC vision is to be a national model for world class, multicultural, and social justice—counseling, supervision, education, training, research, and advocacy. learn more
NC State University's Master of Arts in Liberal Studies Program, formed in 1988, offers a truly interdisciplinary master's degree that's right for you.  Limitless options and access to countless NC State resources allow you to design your own curriculum, uniquely suited to your interests and aspirations.  The NC State MALS Program will make you more competitive on the job and give you the tools to apply your passion where it matters most. Join the many NC State staff who've already used their tuition benefit to pursue a tailor-made master's degree on their own terms, at their own pace.  Please complete the interest form by clicking here interest form
Shape NC State's Sustainability Future
How sustainable will NC State be in five years? You can help shape that future by providing feedback on the draft 2017-2022 NC State Sustainability Strategic Plan, which is open for campus and community review through Dec. 1. Visit to access the draft plan, contribute feedback online or request a presentation.
Drop Off Dates & Sites
Oct 10th through  Nov 28th

Or for your convenience, you can email Staff Senate at to schedule a pickup date and time for your donations.  
Please include in the subject line STAFF SENATE COAT DRIVE PICK-UP.
Staff Senate Day for Build-A-Block

Please join us in helping build 11 homes for Habititat for Humanity
You can use your community service leave hours.
Register here
Please work together to help us restock our campus Food Pantry and the Food Bank of Eastern North Carolina
Location drop offs are listed on the Staff Senate website: Food Drive Locations
More Upcoming Events
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