Campus Resources

This collection of campus resources is provided to connect students with some of the key services and support available to App State students. If you can't find what you're looking for or are not sure who to contact, email or call 828-262-6987 for further assistance.

* denotes physical location on both Boone and Hickory campuses


Student Learning Center*
The Disco Student Learning Center (SLC) offers academic resources, free of charge, that will complement and enhance classroom experiences by helping students become acquainted with their studies and learn how to learn effectively. Services include tutoring, available by appointment, drop-in, and weekly group study sessions, and academic success coaching to help you identify personal academic challenges and create a success plan that meets your needs.

Writing Center
Drop in or arrange an appointment to discuss a writing project with a consultant. These conversations may be helpful at any point in the writing process.

Belk Library and Information Commons*
Open 24 hours a day, Sunday - Thursday, with shortened hours Friday - Saturday. If you need assistance with research or using our resources, just ask for help. Can't come in? Call, text, email, or chat with us online. Research help - our Research Advisory Program (RAP) offers one-on-one time with a librarian. Technology - Get support and equipment for any multimedia project, including laptops and cameras. We also have 3D printing, a gaming room, and much more. We have a quiet floor (3) and spaces of all sizes to get work done or collaborate with peers. You can reserve some rooms online - these are popular spaces, so book early.

Career Development Center
Develop a career plan with a career counselor, revise and share your resume with employers, sign up for practice interviews, and receive alerts about real interviews. Meet with career staff to explore options for majors and match your strengths and interests with different occupations.

Registrar's Office
The Office of the Registrar provides academic support services including student services and academic records management, degree and diploma processing, and student information systems management. We also provide information about registration, academic records, residency status, and degrees to you and your department.

Testing Services*
The Office of Testing Services provides high quality testing services that support the academic success and professional achievement of our students and members of the community.

Consider this weekly support service to aid students with executive function challenges (EFCs), such as organization, planning and setting priorities, getting started and completing tasks, monitoring progress on tasks, and decision-making. An application is required for this program because spaces are limited.

Federal TRIO Student Support Services Program
Our mission is to provide support to first-generation and/or low-income college students that focuses on the student's personal needs and academic and career goals. The support is open to new first year students, transfer students, and continuing students who are eligible for the Program.


University College Academic Advising*
UC Advising is here to help students explore both their academic and co-curricular options. We work with students to help them navigate course selection and assist in creating their educational paths.

Students who have officially declared their major will be assigned an advisor within the college or school where that program is housed.

Transfer Admissions & Engagement
This office provides a range of services to support overall success of App State Online and transfer students.


Financial Aid
From state and federal grants, loans and work programs, to university and outside scholarships — assistance is available for almost anyone to afford college.

Student Accounts 
Get assistance and information regarding tuition and fees, billing, payments, refunds, and taxes.

Student Employment
Find out more about on campus and part time off campus jobs for all students.

Equity & Access

Office of Access & Equity: Disability Resources
The Office of Access & Equity is part of the Division of Institutional Integrity and provides leadership to the University's efforts to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment. The office promotes equity in educational opportunity, programming, and employment and promotes an environment of respect and inclusion for all members of the University community. The Office of Access & Equity includes Disability Resources and Equal Opportunity.

Ombuds Office 
Provides an independent, confidential environment for faculty, staff and students of the Appalachian community to discuss campus-related concerns or problems.

Student Legal Clinic
Free legal advice, information and referrals provided by a licensed attorney. Services are convenient and confidential.

Wellness & Safety

Wellness and Prevention Services
Wellness and Prevention Services' mission is to serve all students through the promotion of healthy behaviors, risk behavior modification services, and advocacy for campus-wide health policies which facilitate student success and holistic well-being. We offer services promoting health awareness and active lifestyles while taking a holistic approach to wellness.

Counseling & Psychological Services*
The scope of services includes the following for students currently enrolled in classes: Short-term individual counseling, Group counseling, Short-term couples/family counseling, Workshops, educational programming, and prevention programs, Emergency services when classes are in session, Initial Consultation assessments that include recommendations and referrals, Referral coordination and Referral Resources, Consultation.

Office of the Dean of Students
The Office of the Dean of Students helps students navigate the many challenges and opportunities that come with being a student, providing guidance and support to help them succeed both inside and outside of the classroom. The Office of the Dean of Students is comprised of The Office of Student Conduct, Case Management, Off-Campus Student Services, The Student Legal Clinic, and Student Veteran Services.

M.S. Shook Student Health Service*
In addition to clinical services related to preventive care (e.g., influenza vaccination and physical exams) and illness, Student Health Services also houses an injury clinic, pharmacy, and a travel health clinic.

Office of Sustainability Food Pantry and Free Store
Any students or Boone community members who have food or goods needs are invited to visit Appalachian's food pantry and free store offering non-perishable staples as well as seasonal, local fruits and vegetables as available. The Free Store offers school supplies, home goods, clothing, and more.

Designed to provide App State students, faculty and staff members with timely information in the event of a campus emergency.

Appalachian Police Department (APD)
Supports the university's academic mission by working in partnership with the campus community to prevent crime, solve problems and improve the quality of life on campus.

Organizations & Recreation

Henderson Springs LGBTQ+ Center 
The Henderson Springs LGBT Center provides resources, support, information, and a welcoming atmosphere for LGBT individuals and their allies.

Intercultural Student Affairs
Provides marginalized and underrepresented students with mentoring, advocacy, and community affirmation; and offers multiple learning opportunities for all Appalachian students to develop an appreciation for diversity and different perspectives, enhance self-awareness, increase multicultural knowledge and strengthen intercultural competency.

Multicultural Center
Staffed by students, the Multicultural Center promotes diversity and inclusion through educational and social programming that is open to all students.

Community Engaged Leadership
Connect with clubs, organizations, and leadership opportunities that match your interests and/or ambitions.

University Recreation*
University Recreation serves students by creating safe spaces for students to participate in outdoor programs, club sports, intramural sports, group or individual fitness, as well as aquatic activities. These occur at the Student Recreation Center, Quinn Center, Mt. Mitchell Fitness Center, State Farm Intramural/Club Sport Fields, and Camp Broadstone.

Major General Edward M. Reeder, Jr. Student Veteran Resource Center
The Student Veteran Services office is committed to the educational success of service-members, veterans, and their dependents.

Women's Center
The Women's Center is committed to educating the Appalachian community, eliminating gender discrimination, promoting social, economic, and political equity, and empowering women and girls.


Rich Mountain Meditation Room
Rich Mountain Room, located on the third floor of the Plemmons Student Union has been designated as a meditation room for use by students. This walk-in space can be used as a quiet reprieve from their busy lives and for prayer and meditation or small group spiritual gatherings.

Appalachian Spiritual Life Association (ASLA)
ASLA promotes a spiritual climate in which all members of the University community have the freedom and opportunity to practice their respective faiths, to worship in accordance with their individual beliefs, to inquire about religious problems and interests, and to work together on common concerns.


IT Support*
IT Support Services is the central support structure for assisting students with computer technology. Contact support by submitting a ticket or calling our help desk at 828-262-6266.

Accounts & Programs
Find assistance in resolving problems with an account or for help completing a task within these accounts.

Student self-service