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Collegiate Recovery Community Grant Awards

Wellness and Prevention Services has been awarded over $422,000 dollars in funding from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services and the UNC System in support of Appalachian State University's Collegiate Recovery Community (CRC) for the next two academic years. The CRC is focused on creating a recovery friendly campus environment and student community. The CRC provides holistic support to students in and/or seeking recovery from substance use, other maladaptive behaviors, or mental health challenges. It is a multiple pathways program, grounded in harm reduction, so the individual defines what recovery means to them. Funding supports both sustaining and expanding student resources and services, the creation of a welcoming CRC student lounge housed in Wellness and Prevention Services, access to free naloxone (an opioid overdose reversal medication) and fentanyl testing strips, and multiple student employee positions.

The CRC is excited to collaborate with our friends in Campus Activities and University Recreation to provide a variety of fun and substance free activities both on and off campus to students free of charge. We continue to partner with departments in Student Affairs and Academic Affairs to provide Recovery Ally Training, overdose prevention and response training, as well as general resource information and referral support for students. We welcome future collaborations with other programs and departments. Students can learn more and get connected with the CRC by meeting with staff and/or attending CRC sponsored events. More information can be found on the CRC website and on Engage.

If you have any questions about the CRC, please reach out to the CRC Coordinator, Jordan Kessler, at or (828) 262-3148.  

Aug 16
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Requesting Leadership Workshops and Leadership Studies Instructors

Leadership Workshops

Does your student group need or want more leadership development? Request a leadership workshop through the Office of Community-Engaged Leadership’s LEAD Team!

The LEAD Team is a group of leadership peer educators who support CEL’s mission by facilitating leadership workshops and conferences, promoting leadership programming on campus, and developing leadership capacity individually and among Appalachian State students.

Last semester, LEAD Team has facilitated 50+ workshops for various students and organizations across campus with topics ranging from Self-Awareness in Leadership to Navigating Group Dynamics (and many more!). Here are a few things that students have shared that they enjoyed learning about*:

  • Becoming a more compassionate leader
  • The many different forms of leadership
  • Engaging with people who lead differently than you
  • Balancing your leadership style with others in the group

Visit our website for a full schedule of workshops that are engaging, relevant, and open to all students! Interested in bringing the LEAD Team to your organization, office, or class? Check out our Leadership Program Request Form to view a list of our workshop offerings and information about how to request a program.

*Information was taken from the Leadership Program Post-Assessment.

Leadership Studies Instructors

Leadership Studies Instructor Interest Form -- Complete by August 31, 2023

The Leadership Studies Program, a part of the Department of Counseling, Family Therapy, and Higher Education (or CTH) in the Reich College of Education at Appalachian State University seeks qualified candidates to fill non-tenure-track faculty positions at the Adjunct Instructor rank in the Leadership Studies Minor. We are seeking applicants who have teaching and various types of leadership experience to join our collaborative team.

Leadership Studies courses utilize critical reflection, active engagement, and community-based learning to explore the phenomenon of leadership through theory, research, scholarship, and lived experience. After completing 18 hours in leadership studies and related courses, students can receive a Leadership Studies Minor.

Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Evidence of or potential for university teaching;
  • Evidence of at least two years of leadership development experience in any field, including but not limited to student affairs, higher education, non-profit organizations, civic engagement, or community organization; and
  • Masters in student affairs, higher education, or a related field by start date.

Availability & Selection

Please note that instructor positions are based on enrollment and are subject to available funding. We will have limited opportunities so not all applicants who express interest will be able to be selected. If an opportunity arises for an instructor position, it will require supervisor approval and will be conducted during business hours. All instructors are considered adjuncts for the Reich College of Education and as such, they must be approved by RCOE’s Department Personnel Committee each semester.


Anyone teaching leadership studies courses when it is considered outside of their job duties will be compensated accordingly as adjunct faculty.


Please contact the Director of the Leadership Studies Minor for any specific questions or concerns: Megan Kasper (she/they),


Aug 16
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Welcome to App!

Every Fall we get to welcome new students to our incredible campus and kick off the academic year with Welcome to App. Welcome to App is an extension of orientation and is geared toward helping students learn their way around campus, make friends, and learn more about the university before classes start.

Some exciting events to highlight this year are:

Tuesday, August 15 from 7-10pm - App Sports

Wednesday, August 16 from 3:30 - 5pm - HOOP into the Fall with Case Management

Wednesday, August 16 from 3:30 - 5pm - Tailgate Games

Wednesday, August 16 from 7-10pm - Boonearoo II

Thursday, August 17 from 1 - 5pm - Field Day

Thursday, August 17 from 8pm - Mario on the Mall

Friday, August 18 from 1 - 2pm - Sexual Health Bingo

Friday, August 18 from 1 - 3pm - Popcorn & Paint

Friday, August 18 from 9pm - 12am - AppSpectacular

Saturday, August 19 from 4 - 6pm - Fraternity & Sorority Life Cookout

Saturday, August 19 from 8 - 11pm - Party in the Union and Summer's Last Square Dance

Sunday, August 20 from 9 - 10:30am - Spiritual Life Fair

Sunday, August 20 from 2 - 5pm - Club Expo

Sunday, August 20 from 2 - 5pm - Ringing the Bell

Sunday, August 20 from 2 - 5pm - UREC Play Day

Events are happening daily, and many events offer FREE FOOD and PRIZES so be sure to check out our calendar of events to make sure you don't miss anything. Attending Welcome to App is a great way to start your journey at Appalachian State! 

Aug 15
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