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Academic Support and Services

University Bookstore

Textbooks usually mandatory, so shop for your course materials and textbooks via the Official University bookstore.

Counseling Center

The Counseling Center provides a range of free professional services to students to assist with their personal concerns. We provide crisis, individual and group counseling services. Students come to the Counseling Center for a variety of reasons such as adjusting to college, sexual assault, stress management, relationship issues, depression, and other concerns.

Career Services

The Office of Career Services provides a comprehensive career development and assistance program to students and alumni, enhancing their capability for successful careers as productive citizens contributing to society.

Dr. Patricia Lynch Stith Student Success Center

The Dr. Patricia Lynch Stith Student Success Center offers services designed to improve student achievement, increase retention, and reduce time to degree completion. Students are encouraged to take advantage of tutoring (including SMARTHINKING online free tutoring service), advising, mentoring, Sophomore Year Experience, and Examination of Writing Competency assistance.

SMARTHINKING is a 24/7 academic support program that provides you with online access to live, one-to-one assistance from over 1,500 trained and qualified tutors in math, biology, chemistry, physics, economics, accounting, statistics, Spanish, writing, and more.    You can access SMARTHINKING from within your Blackboard course shell by clicking “Tools” from the Blackboard course navigation menu, then the SMARTHINKING icon.

Lyman Beecher Brooks Library

The Lyman Beecher Brooks Library, distance and online learning services - supports all NSU students, regardless of location. Most of your research needs can be found on the Library's website, including your ability to email a Librarian, search the Library's catalog, and search over a hundred online resources.

Research Guides

Research Guides on the NSU Library website, provide quick access to the best resources in many subject areas. These resources help you navigate the library to find books, articles, media, and more.  You can browse by subject, course, A-Z Guides and by Library Liaison.

Military and Veterans Affairs 

The Office of Military Services and Veterans Affairs proudly serves the military and their families. The mission is to provide an affordable and high-quality education to a diverse active duty military, ready reservists, veterans, military family members, DOD civilians, and other non-DOD civilians in the Hampton Roads area and worldwide.


The Office of Accessibility Services/International Student Services (O.A.S.I.S.) is committed to complying with the law as designated in Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), 1990 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. The program assists currently enrolled students with documented disabilities including physical, psychological, traumatic head injury, learning disabilities and other health concerns.

International Student Services

International Student Services (I.S.S.) provides individualized quality-enhanced services and accurate information for international students in order to sustain an ethnically and culturally diverse campus, while minimizing legal risk to the customer and the University. International Student Services is committed to providing exemplary service and support to Norfolk State University's international students