Below are myriad opportunities — on campus and in the community — for all members of the Appalachian Community to engage with groups, resources and initiatives, and also to find support through offices, centers, clubs and more.

Appalachian Cares

This dedicated web portal aggregates essential resources related to wellness and prevention, emergency preparedness and student health. Visit the Appalachian Cares website

App Talks Immigration

Navigating the complex, ever-evolving policies related to immigration and associated international programs can be daunting. Appalachian has compiled resources and information to help answer questions and make these processes easier. Visit the App Talks Immigration website

Inclusive Excellence Team supports faculty and instructors

In support of Appalachian’s commitment to diversity and inclusion, the Inclusive Excellence Team offers resources for inclusive teaching, curriculum and pedagogy, and provides space for dialogue, learning and growth for faculty and instructors.

This team is part of the university’s Center for Academic Excellence and focuses on the following:

  • Supporting inclusive excellence teaching strategies as related to: curriculum and pedagogy, situational factors in the learning environment, course design, accessibility and student success, and assessment considerations. Learn more about inclusive teaching strategies
  • Offering professional development activities — including workshops, individual and group learning sessions and online resources — designed to help faculty create and develop an inclusive curriculum and classroom environment. Learn more about professional development
  • Empowering Inclusive Excellence Liaisons who work in each department to cultivate faculty inclusive excellence, specifically inclusive teaching and positive and equitable educational environments. Learn more about the Inclusive Excellence Liaisons

Chosen first name initiative

App State students, faculty and staff can elect to use a chosen first name that is different from their legal first name for certain purposes, regardless of whether or not they have legally changed their name. Learn more

Campuswide resources

  • National Coalition Building Institute
    App State is proud to be a campus affiliate of the National Coalition Building Institute, an international, non-profit, leadership training organization that works to eliminate prejudice and discrimination throughout the world.
  • Office of Disability Resources
    ODR determines access needs, applicable university resources/supports and eligibility of appropriate accommodations (adjustments, auxiliary aids/services and reasonable modifications) on the basis of disability at App State for students, employees and visitors.
  • Office of Title IX Compliance
    This office promotes equity, access and civil rights throughout the campus community, fostering an environment free of discrimination and harassment on the basis of sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression, including sex-based misconduct and relationship violence.
  • Ombuds Office
    This office provides an independent, confidential environment for faculty, staff and students in the Appalachian Community to discuss concerns or problems related to campus.
  • Chosen First Name Initiative
    App State students, faculty and staff can elect to use a preferred first name that is different from their legal first name for certain purposes, regardless of whether or not they have legally changed their name. Currently, this option applies to first names only.
  • Resilience Toolkit
    App State seeks to develop students who are resilient. This means they embody skills for responding effectively to challenging situations and bouncing back from obstacles. This toolkit offers resources for building such skills.
  • Sustained Dialogue
    This is part of the international Sustained Dialogue Institute program that prepares community members to deeply engage in difficult conversations ranging from race, gender identity and religion to politics and various global challenges.