University Resources

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

Local Issues Coffee Hour
(Fall & Spring)

Join faculty and other key campus stakeholders over pastries and coffee to discuss the possibility of partnering with your organization. Suggest a service-learning project or research-related project that will help you build organizational capacity and fulfill your mission more fully.

Community Engagement Fair (cancelled this year, redirected partners to Club Expo on 8.19.18)

Community Partners are invited to campus to engage with students, faculty, and staff through this interactive information exchange.. This event is best utilized to raise awarenss of your organization and its mission as well as recruit volunteers, interns, and individuals/organizations interested in supporting your mission. This event is held in late August in the Plemmons Student Union, the event is open to all!

MLK Day Challenge (January)

Each year, ACT partners with about 20 community partner sites for a day of service to honor Dr. King's legacy of service. 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 act@appstate.edu or (828) 262-2545.

Service-Learning Council (Monthly)

The Service-Learning Council is a group of dedicated faculty, staff, students and Community Partners actively involved in service-learning. Collectively, they work to develop and enhance service-learning initiatives at Appalachian. This group also represents 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 machargbd@appstate.edu.

Come visit the campus, attend a lecture, or let us know how Appalachian can better serve 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 form long term relationships with them.