The Office of Community-Engaged Leadership hosts various events to help the campus community engage in service and leadership opportunities.


Blood Drive

Every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs a blood donation, but only five percent of the eligible population typically donates. Our students coordinate one of the largest single-day, single-site blood drives in the nation to help contribute to this overwhelming need.

Spring Drive: March 31, 2022

MLK Day of Service

For over two decades, the MLK Day of Service has invited hundreds of students to participate in an opportunity for service, reflection and education. In this one-day event, participants are urged to consider their impact and greater role in the world around them.


Don't Throw It Away

Each spring, students donate their unwanted items when they move out of dorms and apartments. These items which were once destined for the landfill are then gathered for our office's BIG Sale. Together, these events highlight App State's commitment to sustainability and demonstrate how positive action makes our community a better place to live. 

BIG Sale

The BIG Sale provides an opportunity for community members to purchase gently used items for a good cause. In 2019, the BIG Sale raised over $31K. Proceeds benefit local nonprofit energy efficiency initiatives and international service-learning opportunities for our students.

Due to the pandemic, we will not be hosting the 2021 BIG Sale.


LeaderShape Catalyst

Catalyst is a one-day program focused on learning to develop your own authentic path, connect to groups and causes you care about, and commit to a plan to be a catalyst for yourself and the groups you’re part of. You’ll consider powerful questions that move you towards action: Am I on the right path? Who do I want to be? How can I connect with other like-minded individuals?

November 6, 2021. Register on Engage!

Appalachian Leadership Forum

ALF is App State's signature student leadership conference focused on professional development, networking, and leadership learning. This year, the conference will feature a keynote speaker as well as many interactive sessions led by presenters from the university and the community. Participants gain resources, skills and tools to increase their effectiveness as a leader across their groups.

March 26, 2022. Details coming soon!


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Contact Us

Rm. 134, Plemmons Student Union
263 Locust Street
Boone, NC 28608
Fax: (828) 262-8078

Office Hours: M-F 8am-5pm

Outreach Center: (828) 262-2193

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