Appalachian State University prides itself in providing students with a “Transformational Experience.” This is accomplished through an intentional combination of academic rigor found in the classroom and personal growth developed through diverse experiences. The Department of Student Engagement and Leadership invites students to enrich their Appalachian experience as active contributors to this vibrant campus community. Students who excel both in and out of the classroom put themselves in position to be competitive for the most selective of internships, full-time positions, fellowships, and graduate programs.
We invite visitors to our website to explore the breadth and depth of programs, organizations, events, classes, facilities and off-campus service opportunities that we feel help make Appalachian State University truly exceptional. We challenge each of our students to set strategic personal goals that will serve to ensure achievement of their own "Transformational Experience."
We enrich student lives through our programs, services, facilities, and involvement opportunities to prepare students to lead and serve in a changing global society.
We aspire to cultivate transformative experiences for all students that foster student growth and development.
Civility -- We value the spirit of respectful discourse to deepen understanding and appreciation of differences while cultivating a community of mutual responsibility.
Inclusion -- We value developing awareness of diverse perspectives and cultures in ways that celebrate the profound interconnectedness of all people in order to create a more socially just community.
Critical Thinking - We value learning in ways that promote educational risk taking and critical reflection while putting knowledge into action through experiential opportunities.
Integrity - We value the development of self-awareness and moral standards as a foundation for personal and professional lives.
Connectedness - We value establishing meaningful, effective relationships that encourage collaboration and creativity, and recognize that we excel when we become an integral part of the campus and broader communities.
Sustainability - We value behaviors and actions that work to preserve, restore, and care for our personal well-being, our community, and our natural environment.