Student Involvement Opportunities

Students cheeringTrying to find places for your student to be more involved on campus? Look no further! Below you’ll find several options that may interest your student and help to make their time at Appalachian State more engaging and meaningful.

Community-Engaged Leadership

Community-Engaged Leadership invites students to enhance their Appalachian experience as active contributors to this vibrant campus community. This office engages Appalachian State University students in academic, experiential, and community-oriented programs that enhance their capacity to serve and lead in socially-responsible ways for the benefit of their local and global communities.

Community-Engaged Leadership “provides a variety of service experiences as opportunities to connect and engage with others to build authentic relationships, to stimulate critical thinking and skill building, and to recognize individual impact and responsibility within our local and global community.” Among the service experiences and events that CEL puts on are the MLK Day of Service, the Homecoming Blood Drive, and a variety of short and long term Alternative Service Experiences. More information about upcoming events can be found on their website.

The Community-Engaged Leadership office also offers a variety of programs and educational opportunities to help students learn more about their personal values, effective communication, leaderships styles, and lifelong self-development. Some of the opportunities include Leadership Coaching, a Leadership 101 class, and other leadership workshops and conferences. For more information about these programs and more, click here.

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Campus Activities

The Campus Activities office combines three major components: Clubs and Organizations, Student Programming, and Fraternity & Sorority Life. All three offer unique opportunities for students to be involved and active in the campus community.

Clubs and Organizations: Joining a club or organization is an excellent way for a student to learn about themselves, make friends, develop new interests, and try out their leadership skills. Appalachian has over 400 clubs for a wide variety of purposes or interests—a complete listing and contact information can be found by clicking here.

APPS (Appalachian Popular Programming Society): Another way to get involved is to attend programs and events on campus. APPS coordinates approximately 150 programs each year including things like: concerts, comedy shows, homecoming, Appalachian Heritage events, cultural awareness programs, and more. For more information on upcoming events, click here.

Fraternity & Sorority Life: Appalachian State currently recognizes 34 social fraternities and sororities. There are three councils that make up Fraternity and Sorority Life at App State: The National Panhellenic Council (NPHC), Panhellenic Council (PHC), and Interfraternity Council (IFC). For more information on the three councils, specific chapters, or recruitment timelines, click here.

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