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Student Resources

Drug or Alcohol Counseling, Treatment, Rehabilitation and Re-entry Programs

ASUN encourages students and employees to voluntarily seek help with drug and alcohol problems.  There are drug or alcohol counseling, treatment and rehabilitation facilities in our area where advice and treatment are available.

The telephone numbers of these facilities may be found in your local telephone book or yellow pages under Drug Abuse and Addiction – Information and Treatment. 

Northeast Arkansas Regional Recovery Center (NEARRC), at
2401 Fox Meadow Ln
Jonesboro, AR 72403
(870) 932-0228

Birch Tree Communities, Inc.
210 Third Street
Newport, Arkansas 72112
(501) 315-3344

There are national organizations that can be contacted for help. 

  • The Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Hotline is open 24 hours daily, 1-800-252-6465. 
  • The Cocaine Hotline, 1-800-444-9999 is also open 24 hours. 
  • The National Institute on Drug Abuse Hotline is available 8:00 AM to 2:00 AM, Monday through Friday and 11:00 AM to 2:00 Am on weekends, 1-800-662-4357. 

Resources for Victims of Sexual Assault

The Student Right to Know and Campus Security Act require that students be provided information concerning campus sexual assault programs and the procedures which should be followed once an offense has occurred. Although it may be difficult, it is always best to report a sexual assault (rape, attempted rape, or acquaintance rape) to a University official or the local law enforcement as quickly as possible. Crimes that occur on-campus will be referred to the ASUN Campus Police for jurisdiction purposes.

If you believe you are a victim of sexual assault, you can and should seek out help and assistance from the following ASUN employees:

Who to contact to report an incident of sexual assault at ASU-Newport:

ASUN Campus Police ...............................................(870) 512-7866

Student Affairs ...........................................................(870) 512-7838

Local Law enforcement agencies:

Newport Police..........................................................(870) 523-2721

Jonesboro Police ......................................................(870) 923-2176

Marked Tree Police....................................................(870) 358-2024

Medical Centers/ Hospitals

Individuals may also report a sexual assault to any of the local hospitals or obtain assistance from the following community resources that include, but are not limited to:

Unity Health – Harris Medical Center
1205 McLain
Newport, AR 72112
(870) 523-8911

St. Bernard’s Regional Medical Center
224 East Matthews
Jonesboro, AR. 72401
(870) 972-4288

NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital
4800 E. Johnson Ave.
Jonesboro, AR 72401
(870) 936-1000

Counseling Services

Arkansas Coalition Against Sexual Assault
Toll Free 1-866-63-ACASA (22272)

Arkansas Coalition Against Domestic Violence
800-799-SAFE

Teen Dating Abuse Helpline
866-331-9474

National Sexual Assault Hotline
1-800-656-HOPE

National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence
Web: www.ncdsv.org

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Web: www.ncadv.org

National Center for Victims of Crime
Web: www.ncvc.org

National Sexual Violence Resource Center
Web: www.nsvrc.org

Rape Abuse Incest National Network (RAINN)
Web: www.rainn.org
 

Quick Reference Emergency Numbers

If you believe you are a victim of any of these situations you can and should seek out help and assistance from the following agencies:

Who to contact to report an incident at ASU-Newport:

 

ASU-Newport Campus Police: (870) 512-7866

Student Affairs: (870) 512-7835

Marked Tree Campus (870) 358-8614

Jonesboro Campus (870) 680-8717

Local Law enforcement agencies:

Newport Police :(870) 523-2721

Jonesboro Police: (870) 923-2176

Marked Tree Police: (870) 358-2024

Agencies and contacts in the ASUN area that can provide assistance:

Unity Health - Harris Hospital, Inc.
1205 McLain
Newport, AR 72112
(870) 523-8911

St. Bernard’s Regional Medical Center
224 East Matthews
Jonesboro, AR. 72401
(870) 972-4288

NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital
4800 E. Johnson Ave.
Jonesboro, AR 72401
(870)-936-1000

Procedures for Reporting Crimes and Emergencies

Students, faculty or staff of all campuses encountering emergencies or violations of institution regulations or local, State or federal law should report these incidents to one of the following:

ASUN Campus Police: (870) 512-7866
Newport Police: (870) 523-2721
Jonesboro Police: (870) 935-5551
Marked Tree Police: (870) 358-2024

ASU- Newport Adult Education Programs

Adult Education Center
7648 Victory Blvd.
Newport, AR 72112
(870) 512-7814
Email:

Adult Education Center
2311 East Nettleton, Suite G
Jonesboro, AR 72401
(870) 512-7824
Email:

Arkansas Regional Workforce Centers

Arkansas Department of Workforce Services- Newport
7648 Victory Blvd. Newport, AR 72112
(870) 523-3641

Arkansas Department of Workforce Services- Jonesboro
2311 E. Nettleton Ave. Jonesboro, AR 72401
(870) 910-8129
www.arjoblink.arkansas.gov

Human Services of Northeast Arkansas

Department of Human Services Newport
1480 AR-367, Newport, AR 72112
(870) 523-9828
humanservices.arkansas.gov

Department of Human Services Jonesboro
1600 Browns Lane Access Rd, Jonesboro, AR 72401
(870) 972-1732
humanservices.arkansas.gov

Department of Human Services Wynne
803 US-64, Wynne, AR 72396
(870) 238-8553
humanservices.arkansas.gov

Department of Human Services Wynne
N Airport Rd, West Memphis, AR 72301
(870) 732-5170 ext. 169
humanservices.arkansas.gov

Arkansas Rehabilitation Services

Rehabilitation Services-Jonesboro
2920 Longview, Drive, Jonesboro, AR 72401
(870) 972-0025
www.arcareeducation.org

Rehabilitation Services-Batesville
111 N 12th St, Batesville, AR 72501
(870) 793-4224
www.arcareeducation.org

Rehabilitation Services-West Memphis
210 Shopping Way Blvd #D, West Memphis, AR 72301
(870) 735-4725
www.arcareeducation.org

Northeast Arkansas Employment Providers

Express Employment Professionals
2510 E. Nettleton Ave #2 Jonesboro, AR 72401
(870) 910-5627
www.expresspros.com

Experience Works
4305 Stadium BLVD Jonesboro, AR 72401
(870) 933-9696
www.experienceworks.org

Staffmark
3009 E. Nettleton Ave # D, Jonesboro, AR 72401
(870) 931-7555

Manpower
3704 S. Caraway Rd Suite 4, Jonesboro, Ar 72404
(870) 268-0072
www.manpower.com

Resources in Northeast Arkansas

Jonesboro JET System
870-935-5387
https://www.jonesboro.org/281/JET
Route 17-Stops at ASU-Newport Adult Education Center in Jonesboro
Route 53-Stops in front of ASU-Newport at Jonesboro

The Haven of Northeast Arkansas
(800) 474-1064
www.thehavenofneainc.org

United Way of Northeast Arkansas
407 Union Street
Jonesboro, AR 72401
(870) 935-3658
www.uwea.org

Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas
3414 One Place
Jonesboro, AR 72404
(870) 932-3663
www.foodbankofnea.org

More Old Treasures Thrift Store
1019 Malcolm Ave., Newport, AR 72112
(870) 523-1017

Arkansas Center for Independence (Formerly Jackson County Learning Center)
8149 Curtner Dr. Newport, AR 72112
(870) 523-8488
www.arcenterforindependence.org
 

ASU-Newport Student Success Fund (SSF) 

The Student Success Fund (SSF) assists Arkansas State University-Newport students who encounter an unforeseen emergency or catastrophic event that would otherwise prevent them from earning a degree or certificate at ASU-Newport. Each applicant is asked to describe, in detail, the nature of the emergency and state how SSF funds would assist in alleviating the circumstances.

APPLICATION PROCESS

To apply for assistance from the SSF, it is recommended that students:

  • Be a degree-seeking student at ASU-Newport.
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 for all coursework completed at ASU-Newport or be a new student to ASU-Newport.
  • Be registered in at least six credit hours for the current semester.

To complete the application, click here.

AWARD

Maximum SSF award is normally $500 per student per the calendar year. If the request is for a personal expense such as rent, medical bills, utilities, child care, auto repair, or textbooks, the approved funding would be made payable to the third party on behalf of the student or a gift card provided. Payments are considered taxable income and students are responsible for reporting this sum when filing tax returns. Due to limited funding, every request may not be approved. Repeated requests from the same student also are not likely to be approved. (Note: Direct payment will not be made to the student.)

PROCEDURE

  • Students interested in SSF funding must submit a completed application to the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs. 
  • Each application is reviewed on a case-by-case basis. 
  • Applications are considered based on the academic program, educational goals, grade point average, application content and quality, financial aid, financial need, financial emergency, and/or special circumstances. 
  • Students are notified via ASU-Newport student email regarding the committee’s decision within 5 business days. 
  • All decisions are final; not all applications will be funded.