Student Success Center

About Us

The Student Success Center provides Counseling and Disability Support Services in an environment that is wellness-enhancing, inclusive, and welcoming for students.  Please stop by and meet the outstanding Student Success Programs staff and learn about the many programs and services available.

The Student Success Center has adapted services to meet your needs during this difficult and unusual time.  Staff is available for face to face, phone and video conferencing appointments.   

All services are located in the Orendorff Building, Room 101.

Counseling Services

The Student Success Center has professionally licensed counselors who can provide personal, career, and crisis intervention counseling in a confidential atmosphere to any student requesting it.

People seek counseling for a variety of issues including:

  • Dealing with stress and/or feelings of depression
  • Relationship issues with friends, family, or significant others
  • Eating issues and concerns
  • Grief and loss
  • Low self esteem and self confidence
  • Anxiety
  • Drug and/or alcohol abuse
  • Sexuality


Disability Support Services

WELCOME to Northwest College! You are about to embark on a journey that may very well change your life in ways you never dreamed possible. Your journey from this point will require courage, commitment, and the ability to see beyond the here and now. In many ways you will be changing yourself, your view of the world, and the way in which other people see you. So often students say, “if only things were different, I could…” And then the visualization stops. So, change yourself, modify your life plans, look into the future and cast yourself into a different role. In the process of taking control of your own destiny, you often influence the way in which other people treat you. You will encourage respect and admiration. This also can include the way you view yourself. By changing yourself in small ways, you can change one aspect of your world for the better. Let the journey begin…

Students with disabilities can work with Disability Services staff to bring their dreams to reality. It takes time, it takes commitment, and it takes the courage to say, “I need help.” Most students would rather pretend that they are perfectly capable of attending college, working, maintaining relationships, and keeping their worlds in perfect order, than to appear they are incapable. The truth is, we all need assistance whether we have a disabling condition or not.

The College offers a number of services to help students with disabilities succeed in their academic work. To make arrangements for services, contact Disability Services to talk about your experiences and expectations to help identify what types of accommodations you may need and what information needs to be gathered to support those accommodations.  There are multiple sources and types of information that are useful, including educational records such as an Individualized Education Plan, letters from educators, diagnostic reports, letters from health care  providers, records of past accommodations from testing agencies or employers, letters or records from local, state or federal agencies such as an Social Security Disability Insurance determination or Veterans Affairs records.

Physical Impairments

Visual, hearing, mobility, chronic illness, speech


Psychological Impairments

Depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, schizophrenia, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder


Learning Disorders

Learning disabilities, acquired brain injury, Attention Deficit Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder


What is a disability?

According to the Americans with Disabilities Act, a person with a disability is anyone with a physical or mental impairment that substantially impairs or restricts one or more major life activities. These functions may include caring for one’s self, performing manual tasks, walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing, learning and working. To accommodate special needs, the office of Disability Services coordinates a variety of accommodations to assist students in their academic endeavors. 

Virtual Wellness Resources

The Johnson Fitness Center is providing a list of virtual resources to help maintain your physical and mental wellbeing. Check out this list below for at-home fitness ideas, mental health resources, tips for online learning, and more!

Stay in shape at home!

University of Wyoming YouTube: check at UW's Campus Recreation at their new YouTube channel that will help you stay fit at home!

Club Dauntless Group Fitness Classes via ZOOM: for a list of their group fitness classes with local instructors and the link to join, visit the Club Dauntless Facebook page. No membership required!

Anytime Fitness: check out the Anytime Fitness Facebook page for their list of free virtual workouts!

Paul Stock and Aquatic Center: be sure to look at the free workouts from the Paul Stock and Aquatic Center Facebook page from their trainers and instructors!

Popsugar Fitness: free access to a variety of workout videos!

Nike Run Club: track your runs and walks with this free app! This app also has a selection of guided runs if you need a little extra coaching!

Explore Outside!

Social isolation doesn’t necessarily mean staying inside. Go to a local park, take a walk outside, and, if it is available, go to the mountains! Make sure you follow executive orders and current COVID-19 measures. Some outdoor options might be temporarily restricted. Here are some options to explore the outdoors while staying inside!

Epic Films for the Great Indoors: a collection of short films to enjoy on your couch about the great outdoors brought to you by the BANFF Centre of Arts and Creativity. 

Virtual Tour of National Parks: Check out the beauty of your backyard, Yellowstone, or other National Parks from the comfort of your home!

Big Horn National Recreation Virtual Field Trip: Join the Big Horn National Park on their virtual field trips every Friday that take you into the park and explore its beauty and history! 

Learning and Working from Home

Transitioning to online learning or working from home can be tough. Here are some tips to be productive away from the classroom or worksite!

NWC Successful Student Tips: here are some tips to help students be successful while transitioning to online learning! 

5 Tips to Work Well from Home: the BBC gives you 5 tips to keep you productive while working at home. 

Working from Home with Kids: Yale experts share strategies to continue to be successful in your career working from home while managing your household. 

Mental Health and Mindfulness

Don't forget to check in on yourself!

NWC Student Counseling Services: for NWC students, don't forget to check in with the Counseling Center whenever you need to. 

Guided Meditations: help yourself relax with meditation! Check out this list of free guided meditation apps. 

Coping with Stress during COVID-19: here are the CDC's recommendations to manage the added stress of COVID-19. 

Pass the Time

To help pass the time, try journaling or start a new hobby!

The Joy of Painting with Bob Ross: find your inner artist with soothing classes to help you relax! 

Disinfecting your Home: here is the CDC's recommendations to cleaning and disinfecting your home from all viruses and bacteria!

Spring Cleaning Checklist: might as well get started on your spring cleaning while you're stuck at home!

1 Second of Everyday: get this video diary app and "Imagine a movie that includes everyday of the rest of your life."

Tasty: find your love of cooking by watching these free video tutorials on hundreds of recipes!

Virtual Tours of Zoos: enjoy watching live feedings, baby animals, and playtime with these virtual tours of zoos!