Community and Wellness

How can Appalachian help me outside of school?

We all want to be healthy and happy. Appalachian State University has many online resources to help you accomplish that!

Tau Sigma

Tau Sigma is a national honor society designed to recognize the academic achievement of transfer students.

Career Guidance

The Career Exploration Center offers online resources to help App State Online students select the right path toward their chosen career. Not sure what that career is yet? The center will help you explore potential career opportunities for different degree programs. Find out what's in store for you after you earn your degree!

The Career Development Center offers online resources to prepare you for the application and interview process for when you are ready to apply for new jobs or graduate programs.

Take the next step toward enhancing your future and develop a career profile with Handshake, using your Appalachian State University Sign-on. Handshake is a resource available to all Appalachian students that will put them in contact with over 3,000 employers while building your experience in social media platforms that focus on professional networking.  

Call 828-262-2180 or email careercenter@appstate.edu to ask about their resume review service for App State Online students.

Wellness Podcast

Tune in to Appalachian's wellness podcast Smalls Talk.

Mental Health

If you are experiencing an emotional crisis or suicidal thoughts, please call the National Crisis & Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). Learn how you can prevent suicide by enrolling in the online Suicide Prevention AsULearn course.

Students with mental health concerns of any kind can access mental health articles and complete an anonymous mental health screening at their discretion. Your screening results page will guide you to resources specific to your mental health needs and offer information on providers near you. Additionally, you can view our Mental Health Service Providers list for provider information near our off-campus Appalachian State University centers. 

Appalachian seeks to develop students who are resilient and who respond effectively to challenging situations. See our Resiliency Toolkit for more information on managing emotions, self care and other resources to better prepare you for your learning environments and your future.

Health & Physical Wellness

The Department of Wellness & Prevention Services publishes a monthly newsletter with informative articles.

Alcohol Education Resources provides detailed information on alcohol and substance abuse. Take the self-assessment to determine if alcohol may be harming your health.

Interpersonal Violence

Learn more about support options as well as ways you can safely and effectively intervene in instances of interpersonal, dating and sexual violence.