This page lists possible resources to help students with needs outside of class.
Foster Alum Students:
R is for Thursday (R4T): This program is for any person who spent time in an out-of-home placement (such as a group home or state custody) in any state or country from ages 13-18 (exceptions may be made for someone in an out-of-home placement at a younger or older age) and who is currently enrolled at, has graduated from, or is college-bound to an Oklahoma college or university. Help can include tuition, housing, and other expenses from various resources.
NOC R4T Advocates:
Statewide program: https://education.okstate.edu/risforthursday/
Single Parent Students:
Project Achieve and Project Achieve - EXTENDED: Project Achieve helps parents through education and training move their families towards self-sufficiency and re-entry into the workplace by meeting workforce demands. Project Achieve offers support to TANF applicants who meet the eligibility criteria and Project Achieve - EXTENDED offers support to single parent students who do not receive TANF.
All Campuses contact: Deborah Garoutte
Project Achieve Extended Guidelines: SMART Grant Resources & Guidelines
Web page: Project Achieve (http://www.noc.edu/project-achieve)
Native American and Low Income Students:
The Cultural Engagement Center (CEC), within the Vineyard Library Administration building, provides student support services, cultural activities, and professional development. Also, other services such as tax preparation during "tax season" when available. Ted Moore, our Native American Student Success Specialist, will run the CEC by leading the development and piloting of culturally aligned individual coaching and other student support services. For more information, please contact the CEC.
Title III Native American Student Success Specialist
Web page: Cultural Engagement Center (http://www.noc.edu/cultural-engagement-center)
First Generation Students:
First-time, full-time students are eligible to join NOC's Gen 1 mentor program.
More information: Gen 1 Mentor Program