ACT Mission

Appalachian & the Community Together (ACT) provides service experiences as opportunities to connect and engage with others to build authentic relationships, stimulate critical thinking and skill building, and recognize individual impact and responsibility to our local and
global community.

ACT Values

  • Through educational resources and engagement opportunities, ACT develops aspiring active citizens who are accountable for their actions and understand their obligation in creating a just and sustainable future for all.
  • Through experiential learning and reflection, ACT fosters personal growth, intentional education, and critical analysis to understand social issues and work toward equity.
  • Through leadership development and service learning opportunities, ACT connects students to each other and the local and global community in an effort to build reciprocal relationships and cross-cultural understanding.

ACT Learning Goals

By participating in ACT student teams, ASE programs, and/or recurring events students will...

  • ACT Values: Connecting to Community & Active Learning
  • Engagement and Leadership Learning Outcome: Students will be able to articulate the value of listening to multiple perspectives.
  • Student Affairs Learning Goals: Appreciating Diversity and Different Perspectives, Enhancing Self Awareness, and Developing Autonomy
  • ACT Values: Connecting to Community & Active Learning
  • Engagement and Leadership Learning Outcomes: Students will be able to demonstrate resiliency by naming specific strategies for coping or handling difficult situations, and students will be able to articulate the value of listening to multiple perspectives.
  • Student Affairs Learning Goals: Fostering Healthy Relationships, Appreciating Diversity and Different Perspectives, Enhancing Self Awareness
  • ACT Values: Connecting to Community & Active Learning
  • Engagement and Leadership Learning Outcomes: Students will be able to provide reasons why exhibiting a culture of service is important.
  • Student Affairs Learning Goals: Understanding Community Responsibility, Enhanging Self Awareness, and Living Ethically
  • ACT Values: Ongoing Responsibility, Connecting to Community, & Active Learning
  • Engagement and Leadership Learning Outcomes: Students will be able to provide reasons why exhibiting a culture of service is important, and students will be able to create their own personal leadership statement.
  • Student Affairs Learning Goals: Becoming Intentional Learners, Understanding Community Responsibility, Enhanging Self Awareness, and Living Ethically