A Caring Campus - #wallacestatecares
Wallace State Community College became one of 20 community colleges across the U.S. designated as a ‘Caring Campus' by the Institute for Evidence-Based Change when it was selected for the initiative in 2020. The Caring Campus Initiative represents an ongoing commitment to connect with, and support, students to help them reach their educational goals with care and includes everything from the way students are greeted on campus to the services the College provides.
As a result of Wallace State's work in this area, the College has opened a food pantry to address hunger among students, made free mental health services available to students on campus, established a center for career and workforce development, including a work wardrobe where students can find clothes for interviewing, implemented success advising, established a Veteran’s meeting area and a mother's lounge, and worked with the Wallace State Future Foundation to make emergency funds available for essential needs like transportation, among other services.
Resources Available to Students
Wallace State Tutoring Labs offer FREE academic tutoring for Wallace State students.
The lab at the Hanceville location includes a computer courtyard with access to 25
Oneonta Academic Center - Room 127
Wallace State Career Services is committed to assisting students in achieving career readiness by developing employment soft skills, coordinating apprenticeships/internships/co-op, job placement, sharing career opportunities, and supporting students and graduates in securing employment.
Apprenticeships/Internships/Co-Ops • Job Fairs
Contact us: JBC 11th floor or 256.352.8461
Wallace State offers the Veterans’ Corner to student veterans who need a place to study, congregate or unwind.
Find out more!
The Wallace State Association of Nursing Students offers a private room for nursing
mothers to use a breast pump, with a refrigerator for storage and additional supplies.
Go to the Nursing Administration office on the third floor of the School of Nursing
and Center for Science for access to the room.
Success Advisors meet regularly with students and provide them with the structure,
tools and motivation they need to persist through challenges and get the most out
of their education. students seeking employment. Located in the Center for Student
Success, our advisors can help you choose classes, plan your schedule and put you
on the pathway to completing your program.
Any student may utilize these services offered through programs on campus:
Lions’ Kitchen is a free food pantry open to all Wallace State students. Located in
Room 106 of the Student Center.
MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING
Free Counseling Services for Students! Completely Confidential, 20+ Years Experience, No Problem Too Big or Small.
Office Hours: Monday through Thursday, 7:00am to 7:00pm
Virtual counseling (teletherapy)
Virtual sessions available after first in-person session.
These 50-minute live video sessions are private and confidential and can take place from the convenience of your laptop, smartphone, or tablet.
Teletherapy sessions are available during the day, at night, and on weekends, so you can get support whenever it's best for you.
After-hours Crisis Line: 256.737.2000 • Emergencies: Dial 911
National Suicide and Crisis Lifeline (and Veterans Crisis Line)
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers
that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis
or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We're committed to improving
crisis services and advancing suicide prevention by empowering individuals, advancing
professional best practices, and building awareness.
Have a need and are unsure where to start, contact Christine Wiggins: 256.352.8462, Christine.firstname.lastname@example.org
“This initiative is a natural next step in our evolution to provide superior customer service for a holistic student experience, with wraparound services that address not only education but the many contributing factors that influence student success.”
--Wallace State President Dr. Vicki Karolewics