Coronavirus information:
The university remains open, with emergency management protocols activated and operational modifications and precautions in place. Instruction has transitioned online for summer sessions. Read the latest update posted 5/27/2020 at 3:50 p.m.

Read the Student Affairs Covid-19 Response. Updated March 31, 2020 at 9:20 a.m.

Student Leadership Opportunities


Plemmons Fellows:

The Plemmons Leadership Scholars Program is under the direction of the Department of Student Engagement and Leadership at Appalachian. It was developed in 1994 in honor of Dr. William H. Plemmons, Appalachian's second president. Dr. Plemmons embodied the principles of student empowerment and was committed to providing students with out-of-class experiences that would complement their in-class learning, which is the foundation of the Plemmons Leadership Scholars Program.

Diversity Scholars

Diversity Scholars:

The Diversity Scholars program is designed to recognize students who demonstrate academic excellence. The program not only recognizes merit in scholarship but provides students with an opportunity to promote and embrace diversity on and off campus. This program brings people together from different cultures and backgrounds to work on building unity through diversity. 

More information here

Leadership Programs:

Ascend Supplemental Orientation
First Ascent
Emerging Leaders