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Campus Involvement

College is about developing skills that will help you succeed in your career and in life. Not only do you have the opportunity to learn more about your passions and interests, but you are also able to broaden your mind and perspectives through your relationships with peers and colleagues. Developing strong leadership and interpersonal skills is integral to your success both in college and in the future. There are a number of leadership and campus opportunities beyond the Campus Activities Office. Below are just a few to help you get started. If you need help navigating any of these opportunities, stop by the Campus Activities Office and we will gladly help.

Leadership Development

The Leadership Development Office provides students with programs and opportunities to explore leadership, both inside and outside the classroom. Programs include: Emerging Leaders, Leadership 101, Leadership Studies Minor, Trailhead Academy, and much more! Check out their website for exciting opportunities to develop your leadership skills.


Appalachian & the Community Together (ACT) provides service experiences as opportunities to connect and engage with others to build authentic relationships, stimulate critical thinking and skill building, and recognize individual impact and responsibility to our local and global community.

Multicultural Student Development

The Office of Multicultural Student Development (MSD) provides marginalized and underrepresented students with mentoring, advocacy, community, and identity affirmation, while also offering multiple and varied 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. MSD operates three student-led outreach centers: the LGBT Center, Multicultural Center, and Women's Center.


University Recreation (UREC) is the playground for AppState students developing strength in body, mind, and character. Programs include: Club Sports, Intramural Sports, Outdoor Programs, Fitness, and Aquatics. Stop by the Student Recreation Center (SRC) and explore the endless opportunities.

The Appalachian

Interested in journalism, creative expression, or want to represent the student body cool way? Student Media offers a variety of ways to get involved including our student-run, student produced newspaper, The Appalachian, our literary magazine, The Peel, and radio station, WASU.

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University Housing provides students with convenient, well-maintained housing and foster a learning-oriented community that creates connections and opportunities for meaningful experiences. They provide numerous on-campus leadership and employment opportunities including becoming a Resident Assistant (RA), becoming a leader in your Hall Council, or serving as a desk assistant.

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Wellness & Prevention Services serves all students through the promotion of healthy behaviors, risk behavior modification services, and advocacy for campus-wide health policies that facilitate student success and holistic well-being. They offer services promoting health awareness and active lifestyles while taking a holistic approach to wellness, encompassing the eight dimensions of wellness.