On-Campus and Off-Campus Resources

Appalachian Community Together (ACT)

ACT is the community service clearing house for Appalachian State University. Its services provide meaningful service experiences for students through one-time service events, major ACT Events like the MLK Challenge, service-learning courses, and more.


Appalachian State University believes we all play a role in eliminating violence on our campus. The “It’s Up to Me” campaign focuses on bystander awareness and intervention as a key to changing how we think and act. 

Counseling Center

The Counseling and Psychological Services Center, an office of the Division of Student Affairs at Appalachian State University, is part of a comprehensive program of student services. The Center has as its primary purpose the prevention of psychological difficulties and treatment of the mental health concerns of its students. The Counseling and Psychological Services Center also seeks to assist in the creation and maintenance of a university environment that will foster the well-being and personal development of its members. The Center is accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services, Inc. Counselors at the Center practice under the Ethical Guidelines put forth by the American Counseling Association, the American Psychological Association, and the American College Personnel Association.

Health Services

The Mary S. Shook Student Health Services exists to meet the health needs of the students of Appalachian State University. All registered full-time students who are currently attending class are eligible to receive care at the Health Service. Students taking less than nine hours are eligible after paying the Student Health fee.


OASIS, Inc. (Opposing Abuse with Service, Information and Shelter) is the local non-profit serving survivors of domestic and sexual violence. All OASIS services are free and confidential, and are provided in both Watuaga and Avery Counties. Services include a free, confidential shelter, a 24-hour crisis line, crisis counseling, legal and medical advocacy, support groups and educational programs. 

Prevention and Response to Sexual Misconduct

The Sexual Offense Response Policy is a page that explains the campus’ policy regarding rape, how they go about helping victims and things that victims should be sure to do after a rape. This page is part of the Campus Police page and explains the University’s response to these situations.

The Red Flag Campaign at Appalachian State

The official Appalachian State University Red Flag Campaign website! The Red Flag Campaign is sponsored through the Office of the Dean of Students and OASIS.Here you will be able learn more about the campaign on our campus and find opportunities to get involved. To find more information about student health and safety visit: APPCARES

Student Accounts

The Student Accounts office is comprised of two functional areas - Cashier’s Office and Perkins Loan Servicing Center.

  • The Cashier Office is responsible for the billing, receipting, and depositing of all University related funds. Student and faculty/staff accounts receivables (other than loans) are maintained in this office.
  • Perkins Loan Servicing Center  houses and maintains all fiscal records for the NDEA/NDSL Federal Perkins Loan Fund and the Appalachian State University Student Emergency Loan Fund. This center is also responsible for collecting repayments.

Student Legal Clinic

Free legal advice, information, and referrals provided by a licensed attorney.

  • Convenient and Confidential;No problem too big or too small
  • The Student Legal Clinic is located in Suite 324 of the Plemmons Student Union (in the new addition).
  • Call (828) 262- 8284 to make an appointment.

The Student Legal Clinic is a partner program of the Off-Campus Community Relations Website

University Police

The Appalachian State University Police Department is committed to providing a safe working, living and learning environment through a community oriented policing philosophy that emphasizes crime prevention and crime solving through partnerships, education and awareness programs, pro-active patrolling and quality officer training. We provide general and emergency services, and we enforce state laws and university policies on campus twenty-four hours a day, seven-days a week.

Wellness Center

The Student Wellness Center offers services promoting health awareness & active lifestyles while taking a holistic approach of wellness encompassing the 6 dimensions. All services of the Wellness Center are confidential for enrolled students of ASU.