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!

Omega Nu Lambda

Acknowledging, encouraging and connecting App State Online students through their academic achievement.

How to join Omega Nu Lambda

Online and site-based students will receive an invitation to join ONL. Students have to meet the following requirements to be eligible:

  • Non-campus student
  • You have completed 15 hours of studies through App State Online 
  • You received a cumulative GPA 3.2 or better

What is included with membership?

A Certificate of Recognition, honor cords, lapel pin, an Omega Nu Lambda Crest decal, access to a private, online portal to network with other Omega Nu Lambda members, and scholarship opportunities.

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 to ask about their resume review service for App State Online students.

Mental Health & Physical Wellness

If you are experiencing an emotional crisis or suicidal thoughts, please call the National Crisis & Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or chat with a lifeline volunteer counselor online.

Learn about interpersonal violence (IPV) and support options for survivors of interpersonal, dating and sexual violence as well as their allies.

Appalachian State University creates rich environments where students can thrive. The Department of Wellness & Prevention Services has online resources and educational information on addiction, mental health, nutrition, suicide prevention and other public health topics to help students manage personal concerns during their enrollment.

Mental health articles and an anonymous mental health screening are available to students. 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 the Office of Diversity & Inclusion’s Resiliency Toolkit for more information on managing emotions, self care and other resources to better prepare you for your learning environments and your future.

Social Work Care Collaborative 

Social Work Care Collaborative is working in partnership with existing groups on campus such as the Early Intervention Team, the Dean of Students Office, University Housing, the Counseling Center and Wellness and Prevention to determine areas of service needs and have several services currently available, with additional services pending.