The Office of Student Success (OSS) is committed to improving the undergraduate experience for the students of Appalachian State University. Whether students are struggling or excelling, OSS is dedicated to helping students make the most of their time as a Mountaineer. To this end, OSS staff works with all colleges, schools, and departments on issues affecting student success at Appalachian.

We encourage you to explore our website to learn about what OSS staff do and how they further Appalachian's mission. If you see an opportunity for improvement or collaboration, please let us know. The Office of Student Success is new to Appalachian and welcomes the opportunity to serve our community even more effectively.

Appalachian has numerous resources to help our students succeed. To help faculty and staff easily navigate these resources, OSS has partnered with the Early Intervention Team and the Dean of Students Office to offer a Quick Referral Guide for Faculty and Staff.

First Generation Faculty and Staff Project

The First Generation Faculty and Staff Project showcases Appalachian's many faculty and staff members who were themselves first generation college students as undergrads. These men and women know what it is like to navigate in unfamiliar terrain and are able to understand what our students may be experiencing. These are their stories.


Quick Referral Guide for Faculty and Staff

The social, personal, and academic demands of college can place enormous stress on students. To help students stay fully engaged in the educational process and meet Appalachian's high standards, the University has numerous means of identifying students who might be struggling. If you are concerned about a student, please use our Quick Referral Guide to connect with the appropriate resource for your student.