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Student Resources


This page serves as a resource for all ASUN students.

Drug or Alcohol Counseling, Treatment, Rehabilitation, & 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

Teen Dating Abuse Helpline

National Sexual Assault Hotline

National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence

National Center for Victims of Crime

National Sexual Violence Resource Center

Rape Abuse Incest National Network (RAINN)

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

Procedures for Reporting Crimes and Emergencies

Students, faculty or staff of all campuses encountering emergencies or violations of institutional 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

ASUN's Adult Education Page

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

Jonesboro Adult Education Center
2601 Commerce Drive
Jonesboro, AR 


Trumann Sims-Talbot Center
212 S. Melton
Trumann, AR


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

Human Services of Northeast Arkansas

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

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

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

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

Arkansas Rehabilitation Services

Rehabilitation Services-Jonesboro
2920 Longview, Drive, Jonesboro, AR 72401
(870) 972-0025

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

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

Northeast Arkansas Employment Providers

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

Experience Works
4305 Stadium BLVD Jonesboro, AR 72401
(870) 933-9696

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

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

Resources in Northeast Arkansas

Jonesboro JET System
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

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

Resource Directory:

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

Craghead County (Jonesboro Campus):

Jackson County (Newport Campus):

Poinsett County (Marked Tree Campus):

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

Access Arkansas

Access Arkansas is an online service provided by the Arkansas Department of Human Services(DHS). It is an anonymous screening of potential eligibility for 20 DHS managed benefit programs.

Access Arkansas is single-point to submit online applications for the following Arkansas DHS managed programs:

  • Child Care Assistance - Financial assistance for childcare
  • Medicare Savings Program - Provides help with paying Medicare premiums
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) - Assistance buying food
  • Transitional Employment Assistance (TEA) - provides case management services to assist families with children under 18 years old with finding employment.
  • Pregnant Women Medicaid - Health coverage for women over age 19 who are pregnant
  • Arkansas Works Program - Health care coverage for adults ages 19-64

Visit Access Arkansas today to see if you are eligible for support resources! 

Income Tax Preparation

Free income tax preparation is available to students who qualify. Please visit the following link to learn more about this service: .

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.


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.


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, childcare, 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.)


  • Students interested in SSF funding must submit a completed application to the Dean of Student Development. Submissions can be email to or submitted in-person to the ASU-Newport campus closest.
  • 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.

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