Personal counseling is provided for students seeking understanding, support, and growth. Some of the areas addressed are student life, relationships, family concerns, personal issues (i.e., depression, abuse, addiction, etc.), premarital and marital counseling, and other issues of concern. NNU provides the Counseling Center as a free service and encourages its use.
The University offers a variety of opportunities, including:
1. Individual counseling provided by professional counselors, and/or supervised interns.
2. Co-curricular seminars covering issues such as safety, relationships, personal choices, and other pertinent issues.
3. Referral sources within the local community through the Counseling Center. These include special needs, emergency hospitalization, and psychiatric care. Financial responsibility for such off-campus referrals must be taken by the student and his or her parents.
4. Pastoral counseling provided by the University Chaplain to assist students in exploring spiritual areas of their lives.
5. Group Counseling. A variety of groups are led by trained counselors to help students deal with specific issues, get support, and develop skills in the general areas of relationships, trust, and honesty.
6. A contracted psychiatric nurse practitioner who comes twice a month to prescribe psychotropic drugs when warranted.
7. Peer Counselors. These are students who receive training in active listening skills, referrals, and confidentiality to provide a resource to other students in helping them make the transition to a more fulfilling university life.
The Office of Multi Cultural Affairs
The office provides ongoing support to U.S. students of color, international students and children of missionaries in the academic, spiritual and social aspects of their lives. We seek to promote awareness, cooperative efforts, and understanding about the various aspects of ethnic, religious and cultural diversity. The office provides a means for students and campus personnel to address these issues in collaboration with individuals from the Treasure Valley. Students can be involved in multicultural events and clubs both on and off campus.
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