Adjusting to college can be difficult. A 2009 national survey of college freshman found that 40% of students “frequently” felt overwhelmed1. So, if you are feeling stressed, you are not alone. To handle life and academic pressures, you need to
- take care of yourself physically and mentally
- reach out for help and support
Below are some resources to help keep your mind and body well.
At the Counseling Center, you have access to free individual and group counseling. Center staff can help with issues such as stress, eating disorders, incest, gender, and family concerns. Crisis assistance is offered on a walk-in basis. All main campus students are eligible to use services.
The Sexual and Gender Diversity Resource Center is intended to be a safe and supportive environment for all students, staff, and faculty with an emphasis of resources for the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and questioning community. This also includes allies and those who are questioning their sexual orientation and/or their gender identity. The Resource Center welcomes a diversity of racial, ethnic, religious, political, and cultural values. The Resource Center is committed to serving the campus and the larger community with professionalism and esteem. The Sexual and Gender Diversity Resource Center offers encouragement and referral with the purpose of enhancing the well being and meaningful experience in the New Mexico State University community.
Social Work Services can help you advocate for yourself, find support and resources on campus and in the community, and learn to navigate university and community programs. A social worker will meet with you to assess your needs and help you plan to address those needs. Full and part-time undergraduate and graduate students are eligible for services.
The Speech and Hearing Center offers a clinic to assess speech and hearing problems and provide therapy. SHC also offers regular hearing, speech, and language screenings on-campus and in the community. Services are available to all students, their families, and members of the community. There is a charge for some services.
The Student Health Center offers outpatient primary healthcare by a staff of physicians, nurse practitioners, and other healthcare professionals. Full-time and part-time NMSU undergraduate and graduate students with a valid NMSU ID and verification of enrollment are eligible for services. Fees are charged for lab, x-ray, or pharmacy services, and medical supplies. Insurance claim filing assistance is offered with proof of insurance and receipts. Students may obtain additional information on supplemental health insurance through the SHC Insurance Office.
The Wellness, Alcohol and Violence Education Program (WAVE) is a harm reduction program that educates the campus community on issues of personal safety and well being. WAVE’s Peer Educators provide fellow students with information and strategies regarding alcohol use and the prevention of sexual assault and other forms of violence. WAVE creates bridges between campus entities to cultivate safe environments for the NMSU community.
The AggieFit Wellness Program gives you access to the Activity Center, the Natatorium, fitness classes, intramural programs, and more. All full-time undergraduate students on NMSU campus are automatically members of Aggie Fit. Part-time students must purchase an AggieFit membership.
The Activity Center offers a weight room, elevated indoor jogging track, racquetball courts, aerobics room, cardio room (including exercise bikes and treadmills), and basketball and volleyball courts.
The Natatorium’s indoor pool and outdoor pool are available for lane swimming and open recreation. The Natatorium also hosts intercollegiate sports, intramural sports, and classes.
1 Ruiz, S., Sharkness, J., Kelly,K., DeAngelo, L., Pryor, J.H., Findings from the 2009 Administration of the Your First College Year (YFCY): National Aggregates, Jan 2010,