Chancellor Everts’ message to parents and family

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Spring semester is now in its fifth week, and this is the point in the new year when many students tend to need more help balancing academic and personal demands. University leaders continually assess and refine our support services to ensure we are meeting current student needs and anticipating those that may arise.

Appalachian has many resources available to help our students, which include:

  • The Office of the Dean of Students offers a variety of support and resources for students to help manage the daily challenges of navigating college life. They also develop educational opportunities to complement classroom learning and help students foster personal and professional growth, self-responsibility and resilience. Whether students need a little assistance or a lot of help, this is a great place to start.

  • The Office of Student Success and the Disco Student Learning Center lead our efforts to help students who need intermittent or regular assistance in meeting their academic goals.

  • Appalachian’s Student Health Service and Counseling and Psychological Services offer an array of resources to help students get well, stay well and achieve their goals.

  • The Appalachian Cares web portal aggregates essential resources related to wellness and prevention, emergency preparedness and student health.

  • It’s been a mild winter, but this time of year, inclement weather is top of mind for students. The AppState-ALERT website provides the most up-to-date information regarding campus operations. As part of our ongoing safety management, we also encourage all students to register to receive emergency alerts via voice and text.

Of course, one of the most important sources of support for our students is you — parents and families. Thank you for being engaged in your student’s Appalachian Experience and helping them reach their goals.

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At Appalachian, we put students first, always, and together we are building a bright future. Ultimately, the reason Appalachian’s stellar faculty and staff come to work every day is to realize this vision.