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About CEL


The Office of Community-Engaged Leadership (CEL) envisions a world of socially responsible leaders engaged in just and thriving communities.


The Office of Community-Engaged Leadership (CEL) engages Appalachian State University students in academic, experiential, and community-oriented programs that enhance their capacity to serve and lead in socially-responsible ways for the benefit of their local and global communities.


  • Inclusivity
  • Critical Reflection
  • Mutuality
  • Informed Action
  • Active Learning

Learning Outcomes

The Division of Student Affairs has four learning goals and corresponding outcomes (opens in new tab) that students can develop from engaging in programs and services across our office.

Strategic Plan

In 2022, CEL engaged in a strategic planning process that supports the Division of Student Affairs strategic priorities and Appalachian State University's strategic directions. You can find a copy of that strategic plan here