Discovery and learning occur across fields, disciplines and programs at NC State. By giving our students access to hands-on education, such as internships, study abroad and service learning; a world-class library; and thriving arts, social, athletics and cultural programs, we provide them with new perspectives that add even greater value to what they learn in the classroom.
A university education can’t stop at the classroom door. It has to show students just how extraordinary they can be.
We take pride in our students. We want them to leave the university ready for success — in a career, the community and life. Ensuring well-rounded graduates requires providing not only an excellent academic education but also access to other high-impact experiences. Top-notch programs in community service, health and wellness, career development, cultural competence and higher-order thinking skills all make the difference.
Extraordinary Experience in Action
“What's special about this place is the people, the opportunities that it presents, and ultimately, having the NC State experience, there's nothing like it. When you walk on this campus, you see collaboration. You see people interacting with each other. When you're part of the pack, when one person's struggling or one person's falling, you help them up. I think it's just part of the atmosphere.”
— Joshua Gandy '17
A Big, Bold Wolfpack
Whether they share community in one of 16 themed Living and Learning Villages; participating in an Alternative Service Break trip; work at an industry internship coordinated by the Graduate School; march with the Power Sound of the South; participate in a thriving fraternity or sorority; or win an athletics championship that lights the Belltower red, NC State students build important skills. They learn confidence, independence, creativity, teamwork, time management and perspective.
Private support makes a direct, immediate impact on life-shaping experiences that turn NC State students into achievers and lifelong learners. This Campaign will enhance the student experience on our campus, broadening horizons and helping ensure that each and every student finds his or her unique place in the Pack.
Experience at NC State
Caldwell Fellows Think Big About Leadership
A gift from program alumnus Jeff Williams will ensure life-changing experiences at the Center for Creative Leadership for future Fellows.
A Shared Path to Success
Study abroad, hands-on projects at the College of Natural Resources and friendship have helped prepare parks, recreation and tourism management majors Cashie Naylor and Emily Fletcher for their next steps.