Advocacy and Resources

At North Central State College, we understand that balancing life, family, and education can seem overwhelming. That’s why we are happy to provide resources, both on-campus and within the community, for our students.

These resources can be found below. For a more detailed list of resources, please visit the Resource Guide located within Aviso Engage, opens in a new window.


  • On-Campus Food Pantry

    NC State is pleased to offer a self-service food pantry on campus. This pantry is located within Byron Kee Hall and is available for students between the hours of 7:30AM to 5:30PM, Monday through Thursday.

    Weekend Food Box 

    In partnership with Grace Episcopal Church of Mansfield, NC State provides students with boxes of shelf-stable items, fresh meat and fresh produce every Thursday. These boxes contain enough food to sustain a family through the weekend. If you are interested in signing up for this program, please contact Sarah Swank at 419-755-4730 or, opens in a new window.

  • Laptop Loaner Program

    Students who are in need of a laptop for their online classes and homework are now able to borrow a laptop through our Laptop Loaner Program. For more information, please contact Barb Keener at 419-755-4539 or, opens in a new window.

  • Child Development Center

    The Child Development Center (CDC) is located on Main Campus. Students of North Central State College can enroll their children aged 6 weeks to kindergarten. To learn more, you can visit their webpage here:

    Childcare Stipend

    Through a generous donor, the North Central State College Foundation is pleased to provide a Childcare Stipend to students needing childcare due to a job loss, low income, or other factors which could impact their ability to remain in school. To learn more, please contact Sarah Swank.

  • Richland County Transit

    Richland County Transit offers FREE transportation to students who have a “paid” sticker on the back of their student ID. The buses transport students across Mansfield, Ontario, Shelby, and portions of Madison township. To learn more information, or to schedule a ride, please go to or call 419-522-4504.

    419 Rideshare

    419 Rideshare Service was formed in hopes of alleviating the transportation barrier that many in our community face. 419 Rideshare offers a base rate plus mileage for roundtrip service. Cash, credit cards, Venmo, and Cash App are all accepted payments. To schedule a ride, call 419-631-5704.