Welcome to Arkansas State University!

As a university student, you or someone you know may face financial, emotional, physical, or mental hardship. This non-exhaustive list of resources is intended to help you be a successful student as well as a successful individual. Please contact Lori Neuman-Lee if you have any questions, concerns, or if you would like another resource added to this list.

Food Insecurity: According to a 2018 study1, 36% of university students have had trouble getting enough food on a daily basis. If you fall into this category, please visit the A-State Food Pantry. It is located on Johnson Avenue next to SAC at 2907 E Johnson. In the Fall of 2018, the hours are Monday and Thursday 1-5:30pm. Anyone with a valid A-State ID is eligible to receive services from the Food Pantry. For questions, you can email pantry@astate.edu or call 870-972-2055.

Housing Insecurity: According to a 2018 study1, 36% of university students are housing insecure and 9% are homeless. If you fall into this category, please contact Student Support Services for information about grants and other services. For questions, please contact Jerrod O. Lockhard (jlockhar@astate.edu) or call 870-972-2320.

Mental Health Support: According to a recent study2, 41% and 36% of students suffer from anxiety and depression, respectively. Arkansas State University offers free counseling to any student that wishes to seek it. There is even an online self-directed program to help you develop strategies to help yourself (TAO Self-Help). Please visit the Counseling Center in room 2203 at the Reng Student Center or call 870-972-2318 to schedule an appointment or learn more.

Suicide Prevention: If you or someone you know is considering suicide, please reach out using the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

Domestic Violence: If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence, please contact the 24 hour hotline 1-870-933-9449 to reach the Family Crisis Center for help dealing with this situation.

Rape and Sexual Assault: For assistance with a rape or sexual assault, please contact the 24 hour hotline 1-870-933-9449. This will link you to the Family Crisis Center, which provides on-site rape kits and crisis counseling by qualified nurses and professionals.

Sexual Harassment and Discrimination: Any AState student is entitled to Title IX protection against discrimination, sexual assault, and sexual harassment, regardless of where the incident took place, the other party(s) involved, sex, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation, race, or age. Every instructor and professor on campus is a mandated reporter and can help you report an incident to the Title IX office. To contact the Title IX yourself for more information or to file a report, contact Stephanie Lott (oaa@astate.edu), call 870-972-2015, or check out the website: https://www.astate.edu/a/affirmative-action/.

Pack Support: If you are having any issue that may be preventing you from being as successful as you can (financial, emotional, etc.), please reach out to Pack Support. This new initiative links many helpful groups on campus and in the community to provide financial, educational, and emotional resources. Email at PackSupport@astate.edu or call 870-972-3657.

1 http://wihopelab.com/publications/Wisconsin-HOPE-Lab-Still-Hungry-and-Homeless.pdf
2 http://www.apa.org/monitor/2013/06/college-students.aspx