Faculty and Staff

Interested in engaging with our office? There are a variety of ways for faculty and staff to get involved with our service and leadership initiatives.

Serve the Community

Looking for ways to connect to the Boone community? We have a rich network of community partners who often seek volunteers to help with their daily operations or special tasks. Consult our database to find a cause that meets your passion area, or contact our office for recommendations. Did you know App State employees are allotted Community Service Leave? Consider how you can maximize your time with a local school, nonprofit or community organization. To learn more about how to request Community Service Leave approval, consult with your supervisor and Human Resources.Service trail maintenance

Staff who supervise or advise individual students or student groups sometimes find a day of service to be an enlightening, teambuilding experience that helps students learn more about our area while meeting community needs. Contact our staff to learn of local organizations with pertinent needs that could accommodate your group.


Serve as an ASE Learning Partner

Alternative Service Experience allows students to engage in dialogue and service around particular social issues over their academic breaks. All programs are required to have a Learning Partner, which can be faculty, staff or graduate students. The Learning Partner facilitates group discussions/activities and assists students if an emergency arises. Contact wisdomss@appstate.edu for more details.


Teach a Leadership Course

The Leadership Studies program offers 7-8 courses a semester focused on leadership topics and developing students' skills in critical thinking, team development, conflict resolution, problem solving, decision making, communication, and consensus building. LEAD DC TripAdjunct instructor opportunities vary each semester. To learn more about teaching such courses, contact holdercm1@appstate.edu.


Get Involved in the Global Leadership Exchange

In Spring 2020, we began a global leadership exchange partnership with the University of Johannesburg in South Africa. Students from the University of Johannesburg will visit Appalachian State during the Spring semester in even-numbered years, and Appalachian State students will visit the University of Johannesburg during the Spring semester of odd-numbered years. As health and safety policies are reassessed during the 2021-2022 academic year, updated information will be shared. To inquire about future ways to get involved with this program and its courses, contact holdercm1@appstate.edu.


Teach a Service-Learning Course

Service-learning courses help students engage with the community and learn key skills that support their curriculum. Faculty and staff may work with Academic Civic Engagement to curate courses with a service component, and incorporate service and civic engagement into their research. Under this office, the Service-Learning Council is a group of dedicated faculty, staff, students and community partners actively involved in service-learning. Collectively, they work to develop and enhance service-learning initiatives at Appalachian. This group also represents the university at state, national, and international conferences. If you're interested in serving with this group, contact machargbd@appstate.edu.



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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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