Student Needs Project

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Department of Scholarship Programs and Student Needs

Campus:  Blountville
Office:  Student Needs 
Room:  C2107, General Studies Building
Address:   2425 Highway 75, P.O. Box 246, Blountville, TN 37617
Phone:  423.279.7637

The Student Needs Project (SNP) addresses non-academic and socioeconomic factors that impact student success and retention by promoting access to campus and community resources. Campus initiatives focus on early alert, food security, resource development, student emergency funds, and transportation.

Student Needs Project Consortium

The Student Needs Project Consortium promotes access to campus and community resources that support the health, welfare, and needs of students outside the classroom. The SNP Consortium brings together over 30 campus offices and programs to facilitate this access.

Mobile Food Pantry Distribution Dates

Students should submit the  Mobile Food Pantry Application at least two days prior to the appropriate distribution date. Only one application should be submitted per semester. In the event classes are canceled or the institution is closed due to severe weather or road conditions, Mobile Food Pantry distributions will be rescheduled for a later date.


  • September 4 - 10:00 a.m.
  • October 2 - 10:00 a.m.
  • November 6 - 10:00 a.m.
  • December 4 - 10:00 a.m.


  • September 4 - 2:00 p.m.
  • October 2 - 2:00 p.m.
  • November 6 - 2:00 p.m.
  • December 4 - 2:00 p.m.


Students attending the Elizabethton campus may visit our Blountville or Kingsport distributions to receive assistance or may choose one of the community sites listed here.

Note: Students struggling with food-related issues on a regular basis may want to consider signing up for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). For more information, call College Access Programs (CAP) at 423.323.0223.

Early Alert Referral Form

Faculty and staff wanting to refer a student in need can utilize the Early Alert Referral System. Staff in appropriate offices will then contact the referred student.

Online Community Resources

To add your organization to our online directory, please fill out the request form below. All requests will be reviewed by Student Needs Project staff to determine if the organization’s mission is appropriate for inclusion.

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Student Needs Project FAQs

What is the Student Needs Project? 

The purpose of the Student Needs Project (SNP) is to address non-academic and socioeconomic factors that impact student success and retention by promoting access to campus and community resources.

How is the Student Needs Project funded?

An ad hoc committee of faculty, staff, students, alumni, and community members raise funds to support SNP initiatives. All monies are donated to the Northeast State Foundation, which administers various accounts to fund SNP programs.

How can students receive assistance/help from the Student Needs Project?

The Early Alert Referral Form can be completed and submitted online by faculty and/or staff. On the Early Alert Referral Form, under Student Needs Project, Socioeconomic Needs and/or Personal/Emotional Issues box(es) should be checked and a brief explanation of the student’s situation included in the “Further information/explanation of referral” box. Student Needs Project staff will follow-up to determine how best to help the student.

Who should I contact if I have questions about the Student Needs Project?

Contact the Office of Scholarship Programs and Student Needs located in Room C2107 of the General Studies Building.

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