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Graduate Student Resources

Center for Academic & Career Development

The Center for Academic and Career Development (CACD) is a “one-stop-shop” to help students succeed at Concord University. We are committed to assisting students throughout their time at CU with making the transition from academic pursuits to a successful career path. The CACD works in conjunction with many departments and offices at Concord, including the Office of Financial Aid, Business Office, Registrar’s Office, Counseling Center, Office of Disability Services, Student Support Services, drop-in tutoring, Housing and Residence Life, academic colleges and faculty, as well as community organizations. The CACD can assist graduate students with strengthening study skills, formulating a career plan, preparing professional documents, connecting with internship opportunities, and helping with individual concerns. The Center for Academic and Career Development is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Additional appointments may be made by emailing cacd@concord.edu or careerservices@concord.edu. We can provide services virtually on an as-needed basis, and many of our workshops are now offered via Zoom!  
 

Child Development Center

Located in South Towers Residence Hall, operates a licensed childcare program for children ages 6 weeks through 12 years. Your child may be eligible for free or reduced childcare. For more information, email Jackie Sims at jsims@concord.edu.
 

Counseling Center

To contact the CU Counseling Center to schedule an appointment or ask about telecounseling appointments, email counseling@concord.edu or call 304-384-5290.
 

Disability Services

If you have a documented disability, you may be able to get accommodations for your graduate, online courses. Please contact Nancy Ellison (nellison@concord.edu) or call 304-384-6086.
 

Library

Hours 7:45 a.m. - 10 p.m., Mon-Thurs; 7:45 a.m. - 4 p.m., Friday; 12:00 p.m. - 4 p.m., Saturday; 2 p.m. - 10 p.m., Sunday. Computer laboratory available. Free printing is available (bring your own paper!), and photocopies are available at 5 cents per copy. Visit https://www.concord.edu/about/important-offices-centers/library-(1).aspx to learn how to use interlibrary loan and how to access resources & databases.
 

Medical (Student Health Center)

Located on campus in Wooddell Hall, the Health Center provides basic level medical care for acute minor illness or injury, but also provides referrals for outside services. Services of the Health Center are included in your student fees. Your student fees cover the cost of the deductibles, co-pays, and co-insurance. Students are responsible for costs incurred outside of the Health Center including lab work, x-rays and prescriptions. Learn more at www.concord.edu/studenthealth or 304-384-6355.

Area walk-in clinics not affiliated with Concord:

  • MedExpress (Walmart Plaza in Princeton, open 8 a.m.-8 p.m., (304) 425- 7615)
  • New Hope Family Practice (365 Courthouse Rd, (304) 425- 3922)
  • Bluestone Health, (304) 431-5499.)
(Note: Concord University is not endorsing specific medical services; we are providing names for convenience and information only. Other local physicians may accept Concord University students. PCH maintains a physician directory via: pchonline.org/our-staff/)
 

Student Affairs

Concord Student Affairs has the major responsibility for student life at Concord University. Facilities, programs, and services within the Office are designed to extend and enhance the academic curriculum. Student Affairs works to facilitate the personal development of an increasingly diversified student body. The Office of Student Affairs encourages each student to become involved in the process of their own education, development, and personal growth. Our VP of Student Affairs & Dean of Students is Dr. Sarah Beasley (sbeasley@concord.edu or 304-384-6035); contact her with questions about student life, student services, student complaints, etc.
 

Student Activities

Graduate students are welcome at activities sponsored by the University. Events are shared regularly via the student listserv and the MyConcordU portal. Many workshops, special speakers, etc. are now available virtually. Also, look for events such as virtual trivia nights, escape rooms, and other social activities that you can join online. Concord students w/their CU ID can also get free or discounted rates at some area businesses/state parks such as:

  • Pipestem State Park
  • Free Fridays @ The Ritz Theater in Hinton, WV
  • Thursdays Free Mini Golf or Climbing at Mountain State Mini-Golf & Outside-In Climbing Gym in Beckley, WV

 

Technology Support

The Office of Technology Services provides technical support and services for Banner, computer labs, Email, hardware/software maintenance, institutional research and data reports, digital broadcasting, distance education, equipment loans, network hosting, technology training, and web development to faculty, staff, students, alumni, and other members of the Concord community. If you have an issue, prepare a work order or contact the Help Desk, Located in Rahall Technology Center. You can also email helpdesk@concord.edu or call 304-384-5291.
 

Tutor.com

You can access tutor.com, free 24/7 tutoring, through any of your Blackboard course shells. Tutor.com offers tutoring and help in a wide variety of areas relevant to graduate work including, but not limited to, research papers, research skills, statistics, research methods, quantitative & qualitative methods, citations, study & success skills, resume/cover letter review, mock interviews, and many more.
 

TITLE IX

Concord University is committed to creating a safe environment where all are free from discrimination, sexual harassment, and sexual misconduct. We encourage all members of the Concord University community to report discrimination, sexual harassment, and sexual misconduct. To do so, email titleix@concord.edu, complete an online Referral Form (under Student Life webpage > Resources & Forms), or contact the Title IX Coordinator, Dr. Joan Pendergast, at (304) 384-5289.
 

Veterans Services

Concord University is proud to welcome all Veterans and their families. Contacts: Veteran Certifying Official- Lucinda Gonderman (lgonderman@concord.edu, 304-384-5323) or our Veterans Advocate- George Williams (gwilliams@concord.edu, 304-384-6300) for assistance. Each division also has a faculty veterans representative.

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