ACT has a variety of opportunities and workshops designed to help agencies build stronger connections with ASU students, faculty and staff.
Local Issues Coffee Hour
Join faculty and other campus stakeholders over pastries and coffee to discuss the possibilities of partnering with your organization on a service-learning project or research-related project that will help you build organizational capacity and fulfill your mission more fully.
Community Partners are invited to campus to engage with students, faculty, and staff. This event is best utilized to recruit volunteers, interns, and individuals/organizations interested in supporting your mission. This event is held in early September in the Plemmons Student Union. New students as well as service-learning faculty and students are encouraged to attend.
Socially Aware Holiday Fair (December)
The Socially Aware Holiday Fair is a marketplace for Community Partners andindividuals who sell items to benefit your organization. Items offered for sale have included crafts, jewelry, holiday decorations, greeting cards, clothing, and food items. 100% of money received is funneled right back into the local comunity/your organizations.
MLK Day Challenge (January)
Each year, ACT selects around 20 community partner sites to host an MLK Challenge team. ACT sends 10 students and 1 trained site leader to your organization armed with seed money, lunch, and the motivation to meet the challenge you set for up to 6 hours! Volunteers have raised barns, cleaned out & organized storage spaces, spread gravel, painted walls, stocked pantries, insulated homes, and countless other tasks that would otherwise take your staff hours, if not days to complete. If you are interested in hosting an MLK challenge team, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or (828) 262-2545.
Service-Learning Council (Monthly)
Made up of a group of dedicated faculty, staff, students and Community Partners who are actively involved in service-learning. Collectively, they work to develop and enhance service-learning initiatives at Appalachian, while also representing ASU at state, national, and international conferences. If you're interested in serving with this group, contact the Director of Academic Civic Engagement, Dr. Brian MacHarg at email@example.com
Research other ASU Resources : community.appstate.edu seeks to connect you to Appalachian in new ways. Come visit the campus, attend a lecture, or let us know how Appalachian can better serve or partner with you.
Search For ASU Clubs : Clubs and organizations are an important part of the Appalachian experience. Part of the mission of ASU is to help students develop skills so they will become good citizens and strong contributors in the communities they join. Appalachian State University boasts 300+ student clubs and organizations and some might have a mission that matches yours. We encourage our community partners to connect with clubs and organizations on campus and forming long term mutually beneficial relationships so everyone wins!