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The Second Year Transitions and Transfer Experience (S.T.A.T.E.) Village program provides second year and transfer students with opportunities to make the most of their NC State experience by focusing on the six core pillars essential to student success: Academic Success, Career Development, Community and Global Engagement, Diversity, Leadership and Life Skills.

S.T.A.T.E. Village residents live in Wolf Village (Gray Hall) and are encouraged to participate in academic and career exploration events, form strong peer and mentoring relationships, engage in civic and community engagement and service learning opportunities. S.T.A.T.E. Village not only emphasizes student success at NC State, but also in the 21st century workforce.

Why S.T.A.T.E.?

Students experience a number of transitions during their college years that are both challenging and rewarding. Our program is designed to help residents adjust to transitions they face as second-year or transfer students. Generally, students only focus on their transition to NC State and their transition to the “real world,” but S.T.A.T.E. Village guides students through all the activities happening between their initial move-in and graduation.

S.T.A.T.E. Village also connects students to a variety of campus resources and programming meant to navigate their years following their freshman experience. S.T.A.T.E. Village’s partners in student success include the Career Center, Tutorial Center, Center for Student Leadership Ethics and Public Service (CSLEPS), Study Abroad Office, Co-Op Office, Welcome Week, Career Fairs and Alternative Spring Break trips.

Benefits of S.T.A.T.E. Village

  • Live in Wolf Village, an apartment-style community.
  • Attend events such as Faculty Dinners, Crucial Conversations, Chocolate Festival, student leadership conferences and more!
  • Receive additional support from a S.T.A.T.E. Village Resident Mentor living in their hall.
  • Participate in a variety of programs designed to develop skills necessary to succeed in the classroom, prepare for a professional career, expand leadership roles and improve life-skills such as cooking healthy meals and managing finances.
  • Contribute to a community changing the face of NC State!

Gray Hall Residential Features

  • C-store located on the first floor in Red Hall
  • Gym located on the first floor of Red Hall with 24-hour access
  • Computer lab and seminar space
  • Meeting and study rooms
  • Apartment-style living with individual bedrooms, shared bathrooms, full kitchen and washer/dryer in each apartment

What to expect from S.T.A.T.E.

  • Support from staff members through weekly meetings with a Resident Mentor (RM) and regular contact from a Resident Advisor (RA) and Resident Directors (RD).
  • Advisement, resources and skills to facilitate academic success and career development.
  • Programs, workshops and involvement opportunities to create a bond with NC State.
  • Leadership, service learning and diversity activities tailored to your interests.
  • Intentional connections with academic and institutional partners to support you.
  • A personal portfolio that tracks your involvement, articulates your goals and includes an active academic and co-curricular involvement plan, personal vision and mission statement, resume, cover letter and additional resources from various campus partners.
  • Personal connections within an large community!

What S.T.A.T.E. expects from you

  • Submit a Village Application in MyPack Portal after completing your Housing Application.
  • Maintain a 2.75 semester and cumulative GPA.
  • Abide by the Student Code of Conduct, University Housing Rules and Community Standards and remain in good academic standing.
  • Attend community programming on your floor, in your building and in the larger Wolf Village community.
  • Meet with your Resident Mentor (RM), Resident Advisor (RA) and Residence Director (RD) throughout the semester.
  • S.T.A.T.E. Village residents must have apartmentmates that are also in the Village. No non-Village residents permitted as apartmentmates.

Become a S.T.A.T.E. Village Resident Mentor

The Resident Mentor application is only available to upcoming juniors and seniors who will be available for the entire 2016-2017 academic year. Apply by February 26 to be a Resident Mentor

Responsibilities of Village Resident Mentors Include:

  • Attend Fall Staff Training.
  • Meet one on one with each student in your assigned section of Gray Hall on a regular basis.
  • Utilize provided meal plan to schedule structured group and individual meals with assigned mentees to foster community and a sense of mattering.
  • Be available in your residential community as directed by the Community Director (CD).
  • Plan and implement S.T.A.T.E. programs and academic workshops, including the annual S.T.A.T.E. banquet in the spring.
  • Attend one–on-one meetings and staff meetings at the discretion of the CD.
  • Abide by all University and Housing standards, procedures and regulations and serve as a positive role model to S.T.A.T.E. students.
  • Be appropriately available to S.T.A.T.E. students and staff while encouraging participation in hall, campus, and Wolf Village events.

Important Dates

  • February 26: Applications close
  • February 29- March 3: Review Applications
  • March 14-17: Interview Days
  • March 28: Extend Resident Mentor Offers
  • March 3: Deadline To Accept Offers for the 2016-2017 academic year

Contact Information

Leah Campbell
Community Director, S.T.A.T.E Village