University Resources

University ConnectionsACT has a variety of opportunities and workshops designed to help agencies build stronger connections with ASU students, faculty and staff.

Local Issues Coffee Hour
(various times)

Join faculty over breakfast 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 serve your clients better.

Volunteer Fair (September)

We invite Community Partners to campus to recruit students for volunteer and internship postitions.  This event is held in late September in the Plemmons Student Union.

Socially Aware Holiday Fair (December)

The Socially Aware Holiday Fair is a marketplace for Community Partners andindividuals who sell items to profit charity. Gifts include pet items, jewelry, holiday decorations, greeting cards, clothing and food items. 100% of money received is pumped right back into the local comunity and their organizations.

MLK Day Challenge (MLK Day)

Each year, ACT selects over 15 community partner sites to host an MLK Challenge team. ACT sends 10 students and one site leader to your location armed with seed money, lunch and the willingness to get down and dirty for up to five hours! Volunteers have raised barns, cleaned out storage spaces, spread gravel for a walking track, painted walls, hosted birthday parties for the elderly and countless other tasks that would otherwise take one person hours, if not days to complete. If you are interested in hosting an MLK challenge team, contact us at or (828) 262-2545.

Service-Learning Council

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

Research other ASU Resources : 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!