CSN Student Emergency Fund

Our on-campus offices are closed to the public; however, we are still available to assist you. Email questions to Student Life and Leadership: brian.akins@csn.edu. Questions will be answered daily, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m.─5 p.m. Messages left after 4 p.m. will receive a reply the next business day.

Visit our essential student services page for a list of available support services.

Student Emergency Fund

Award Amount - Up to $500 per calendar year awarded as a grant

Eligibility - The emergency fund provides short-term financial assistance to all enrolled degree-seeking students taking three or more credits including all DACA, undocumented and international students. Students will be required to submit appropriate verified documentation along with the emergency fund application. For further details go to Emergency Fund Criteria and Award Protocol.

Application - https://at.csn.edu/documents/student-emergency-fund-application

Contact Us

Available CAPS Events

It is the Mission of Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) to offer a variety of free and confidential psychological services aimed to help students in their emotional, relational and behavioral growth.

Our Vision is to promote the personal and emotional growth, coping ability, problem-solving ability, and self-management of CSN student services. We believe that education is not limited solely to academic knowledge and that academic success is not only dependent on study and test-taking skills. Academic and career success can be facilitated by developing students' appreciation of the integration of behaviors, belief systems, emotions, interpersonal interactions and even their own health issues. Counseling and Psychological Services strives to help students to pursue their academic, personal and career goals. Any CSN Student currently enrolled is eligible for CAPS Services.



Need to schedule an appointment? Contact us for the appropriate campus below:

West Charleston Campus

Building D, Room 104
Phone: 702-651-5518

Henderson Campus

Building B, Room 136
Phone: 702-651-3099

North Las Vegas Campus

Main Building, Room 120E
Phone: 702-651-4099


Services and Resources

Services for Students in Crisis

If a student is an immediate danger to self and/or others, contact CSN Campus Police (702-651-7911) or local emergency services (9-911) immediately. If a student has expressed an intention of harming self or others (but is not an immediate danger to self or others) or is otherwise experiencing a crisis, she/he should contact CAPS, either in-person or by telephone. A detailed description of the situation will help CAPS staff to most appropriately meet the needs of the student and the situation.



  • Short-term individual, couples (when both are students) and group therapy
  • Educational & personal growth workshops
  • Outreach presentations to CSN classes, groups, organizations
  • Consultation services
  • Crisis consultation & intervention
  • Initial assessment with referrals to college & community resources when appropriate




  • Consultation services
  • Crisis consultation
  • Outreach presentations to CSN classes, groups, organizations, & departments
  • Educational workshops
  • Information about community mental health resources




Clinical contact with students is privileged and confidential under Nevada State Law, the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), and in accordance with the Ethics Code (2003) of the American Psychological Association.

Information about a student’s involvement with CAPS cannot be released unless the student signs a written Release of Information authorizing the disclosure of such information.

Legal Exceptions

Legal exceptions to confidentiality, in accordance with Nevada State Law, exist when:

  • There is a need to protect against a clear & substantial risk of imminent serious harm to self or others.
  • There is reasonable concern of abuse or neglect of a child or vulnerable adult.
  • There is a court order for release of information.

CAPS Administrative Staff

Dr. Daniel Alvarado
Director of DRC & CAPS
North Las Vegas and West Charleston Campuses
Katrina McKenna
Administrative Assistant II
Charleston  Campus
Jimesian Sanders
Program Officer I
Henderson Campus
Lorilee Sutton 
Program Manager
North Las Vegas Campus
Counseling & Psychological Services Events
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