Engage with the Office of Sustainability
There are many ways to engage with our office, check out our events and opportunities! Learn More
On Campus Clubs and Organizations
There are many benefits of an effective student organization. Join a club today! If you’re interested in starting a new sustainability-oriented club, contact the Campus Activities office — located on the second floor of Plemmons Student Union — to pick up a New Club Start Kit. Contact the Office of Sustainability for consultation if needed. Learn More
Community Engaged Leadership (CEL)
Community-Engaged Leadership (CEL) engages Appalachian State University students in academic, experiential and community-oriented programs that enhance their capacity to serve and lead in socially responsible ways for the benefit of their local and global communities.
Office of International Education and Development
Through the Office of International Education and Development, there are various ways for students, faculty, staff and community members to become well-rounded global citizens and help make App State a truly international experience. These include a monthly global exchange, which includes music, food and dance from around the world, and the International Friendship Program, which connects families and individuals from Watauga County with international students and scholars from the university.
Quality Enhancement Plan
App State’s five-year Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) topic is “Climate Literacy and Response-Ability: Cultivating Resilient and Just Communities” This QEP supports the development of a climate curriculum that goes beyond the causes and consequences of climate change and prioritizes student learning, including ways to enact change through various climate mitigation and adaptation strategies. Students will be prepared to evaluate climate response strategies for local communities in terms of their effectiveness and potential to increase justice and well-being. Solutions-oriented climate curriculum and student support resources at App State can prepare students for individual resilience to a climate-disrupted future, as well as the capacity to help their employers and communities respond to climate disruption in ways that grow societal level resilience.