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.
The Career Center provides information and assistance to students who wish to assess career goals and investigate career opportunities. In addition, the Career Center assists faculty as they aid their students in employment searches. The Career Center will help students write effective résumes, practice interviewing techniques, establish networking contacts through the ASK (Alumni Sharing Knowledge) program, and find career-related part/full-time or summer employment, including on-campus student employment opportunities. There are several programs to assist students in their career search that are accessible by computer. These resources include: CIS: Idaho Career Information Services, StrengthsQuest: a Strengths assessment, and a current listing of helpful career development websites, for more information please visit the Career Center Home Page. The Career Center sponsors a number of career-related events during the academic year; a few highlights include an Etiquette Dinner and Style Show, a Spring Career Fair, Résumes Workshops and Alumni/Student Networking Events.