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Student Newsletter

April 25, 2022


May Webinar

Webinar: Alcohol, Drugs, and College Students

Presenter: Latasha Y. Hicks Becton, Ph.D., LCMHC, LCAS, CCS

Description:  Institutions of higher education are required to follow the federal regulations set forth by the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act (DFSCA). As part of those regulations, each institution must establish and implement a program of alcohol and drug prevention, education, and intervention for students and staff.  In this presentation, we’ll talk specifically about patterns of alcohol and drug use in collegiate student populations as well as discuss potential interventions and ways to support students who wish to modify their patterns of alcohol and/or other drug use. 

Learning Objectives: 

  • Explain the parameters of the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act relevant to institutions of higher education
  • Describe the problem of alcohol and drug use in college students. 
  • Discuss potential interventions for students that are using alcohol and other drugs

Tuesday, May 3, 2022 at 1pm ET

Click here for more info or to register:

Labor Market Information = Job Opportunities

When we receive job postings or announcements, they are posted our website for three months.  Please feel free to visit this page often before and after you graduate.

We posted the following announcements in the month of April:

UNC-CH Gillings School of Global Public Health is Hiring 22 April 2022
Governor Morehead School for the Blind is Hiring - School Counselor 22 April 2022
NCCU University College - Academic Advising is Hiring 22 April 2022
Current Job Openings at the Emily K Center 14 April 2022


Summer School

Summer session 1 and Dual session are scheduled to start on Tuesday, May 24. 

If you are taking summer classes, it is important that you have your books and materials BEFORE classes begin.  Summer school moves very quickly.  Summer sessions 1 and 2 move at about three to four times faster than the speed of a traditional fall or spring semester.  In other words, you will cover three to four weeks of material in one week during summer school.  Missing your textbooks for even one week will create significant issues in which you may not be able to recover, and you will need to drop your course(s) for the summer.  

Don't delay in ordering your books for the summer!  The textbook list can always be found here.


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May Graduation

Congratulations to upcoming May graduates!  Don't forget that the ceremony is scheduled for Saturday, May 7 at 8am.  Prior to the ceremony, you will have your exit interview on Thursday, May 5 at 3pm.  This meeting is a group event and will be held as a hybrid meeting (on campus for those who want to attend on-campus and online for those who want to attend online).  If you need the link to attend, please look for the "What's Next" document that was emailed to you after your final defense.

Student Liability Coverage in Practicum and Internship

We have a change in the requirement for professional liability coverage while in Practicum and Internship. Starting this summer, 2022, students will no longer purchase a blanket policy through the University.

Students will need to join either ACA, ASCA, or AMHCA and receive liability coverage through the organization (which should come with membership). Students will need to submit a “Certificate of Insurance” (COI) when they submit their Memorandum of Agreement (MOA). 

When you join one of the above organization, be sure to either download or request a copy of your COI.  It is only one of many benefits in joining a professional organization.



Pursuing a Second Degree

For students who are graduating Spring 2022 or later, you MUST complete a minimum of 18 semester hours above and beyond your original plan of study in order to receive a second degree from NCCU.  There are very specific courses that must be completed to receive a second degree and these are specified on this page:

If you are pursuing two degrees, make sure that you have completed the new form that ensures the University is aware of your intention to pursue two degrees at the same time.  This form is new as of fall 2021.  It can be found in the forms area of the student website ("Adding a Second Major").

This form is completed and sent to your advisor for processing.  Once the form has been processed, you should see both degree programs on your transcript in BANNER.

Please note that your second internship must consist of a 600-hour placement.  In other words, students receiving a second degree will complete a second 600-hour internship placement (600 hours for their first major, 600 hours for their second major).

Please speak with your advisor if you have any questions.

Latest Announcements from nccuCounseling


Upcoming Dates to Remember for nccuCounseling: 

  • April 25: Last day of classes for graduating students, last day of class lecture for non-graduating students
  • April 26: Reading Day; Department of Counseling and Higher Education Faculty meeting
  • April 29: Final grades due for graduating students
  • May 3: May Webinar; SOE faculty meeting and graduate certification meeting (faculty only)
  • May 4: Last day of classes for all students
  • May 5: May graduate exit interview - 3pm (hybrid meeting)
  • May 6: Chancellor's reception for graduating students and their families; all other grades due 
  • May 7: Graduate Commencement Ceremony (8am)
  • May 24: First day of classes for summer 1 and dual sessions


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