Student Success Resources

The Graduate College is committed to supporting and advancing our graduate students.  We compiled a list of resources to support our students' success.

Also check out our Career Planning Resources and Family Resources and Housing pages under Student Resources for more information.

Please note the Graduate College does not control any of these external sites.  We have compiled them for your reference only.

General Resources

The following sites are dedicated to thriving in graduate school, and they offer insight from both student and faculty perspectives.  From advice on developing networking skills to finishing the dissertation in a timely manner, you will find a variety of tips from individuals who have successfully completed graduate school.

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Academic Support Resources

NAU provides various resources and support services that graduate students may find useful.  We also added off-campus resources that student may consider helpful.

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Campus Resources

Cline Library
Cline Library offers research assistance, inter-library loans of books, articles, and other materials, and study rooms and spaces that graduate students can reserve.  View the library's multimedia resources, including videos, music, and more.
Writing Center
The Writing Center provides free help during all of the phases of the writing process.
Center for International Education
The Center for International Education (CIE) helps prepare students for the global marketplace, including support to students seeking education abroad experiences and international student admission and support.
Disability Resources
Disability Resources promotes a universally-designed environmental for the full inclusion of people with disabilities, including accessible housing and computer labs assistive technology services, and other services accommodations.
Poster Printing

Research and Writing Skills Resources

The following resources offer a detailed description of the best steps towards developing an outstanding research project.  The resource page also offers a concise description of the various citation styles.  Along with research strategies, you will also find various resources to improve your writing and even overcome writer's block.

Frequently Asked Questions about Policy

View policies relevant to graduate students on our Policies page or in the Catalog.

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Related Books and Articles

Click here to access a list of books and articles related to academic success.

Time Management and Organization

Everyone is busy during graduate school.  The following websites provide time management strategies and tutorials to help you effectively manage your time and get organized.

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On-Campus Resources

Websites, Support, and Tools

Videos

Related Books and Articles

Click here to access a list of books and articles related to time management and organization.

Technology Support Resources

ITS provides technology support for students through the Student Technology Center

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On-Campus Resources

Tools

Leadership and Professional Development Resources

Developing leadership skills is a vital part of your graduate experience.  The resources below offer tips and strategies, as well as scholarly articles on the topic of leadership and professional development. You can also apply these skills by becoming a student leader within Graduate Student Government, which helps support graduate students through travel awards, scholarships, advocacy, and more.

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On-Campus Resources 

Websites

Videos

Related Books and Articles

Click here to access a list of books and articles related to leadership. 

Money Management Resources

The following resources include on-campus assistance and various types of awards available to fund conference travel or even fieldwork.  Please be sure to check with your department or college for additional sources of funding and assistance.  The workshop tutorial below highlights the major financial challenges graduate students may face and various strategies to ensure financial wellness.

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On-Campus Resources 

Surviving and Thriving Graduate School: Strategies for Financial Wellness

Related Books and Articles

Click here to access a list of books and articles related to money management. 

Specific Student Groups

The following resources include resources available on and off-campus for our diverse student population.

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On Campus Resources

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transcending Gender, Queer,and Ally Resources and Support Office/Group
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transcending Gender, Queer, and Ally Resources and Support Office/Group (LGBTQA) offers events and programs to foster respect and provide a connection to the Northern Arizona LGBTQA community.
Native American Student Services
Native American Student Services (NASS) provides culturally-sensitive support services to our American Indian, Alaskan Native, and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander students, assisting with the transition from home to the university community.  Our services are also available to all university students.

Websites

Culturally Diverse Students

Crisis Management Resources

These resources offer several on-campus and online services that can assist you during times of stress or crisis.  

For immediate help, contact the National Graduate Student Crisis Line at 1-800-GRAD-HLP (800-472-8457).

Additional Resources

On-Campus Resources 

Policies and Forms

Websites and Support 

Related Books and Articles

Click here to view a list of books and articles related to crisis management.