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Student Needs Project

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.


Community Food Distributions and Pantries 

Students may research community food pantry locations at Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee.

Northeast State Community College is a member of the College & University Food Bank Alliance (CUFBA).

Additional Student Needs Resources

Community Resources

A directory of community resources is available. Community resources are added to the directory after being reviewed by the Student Needs Project staff to determine if the organization's mission is appropriate for inclusion.

Community Resources Directory

Student Needs 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?

A Student Referral System form can be completed and submitted online by faculty and/or staff. On the Student Alerts Form, the Student Needs Project, Socioeconomic Needs and/or Personal Counseling, 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.

Faculty/Staff Only: Student Referral System

Faculty and staff refer students in need by utilizing the Student Referral System. Staff in appropriate offices will then contact the referred student.

Click the link below to refer students to support services:

The Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) provides informational resource links and best-practice Campus User Guides for institutions to assist income-limited individuals with enrolling and completing academic credentials. Click here to learn more about the Beyond Financial Aid Initiative and its support from the Lumina™ Foundation and the Corporation for National and Community Service.

Office:  Student Outreach and Engagement
Campus:  Blountville 
Room:  C2108, General Studies Building
Office Hours:  8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday 
Address:  2425 Highway 75, P.O. Box 246, Blountville, TN 37617
Phone:  423.354.5235

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Northeast State Community College, a Tennessee Board of Regents institution, is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. For questions or concerns, please contact the Affirmative Action Officer.