Clubs and Organizations

Out-of-class learning and growth experiences involve participation in student organizations. Appalachian State University boasts over 200 clubs and organizations. As part of these 200 some odd organizations, there are around 20 or more clubs/organizations that focus on multicultural interest. Whether you are interested in service organizations, or one of our umbrella groups such as Native American Student Association or Black Student Association, the possibilities are numerous. You are encouraged to contact the organizations you are interested in through the information provided here. Additionally, if you are interested in Greek Life, visit the National Pan-Hellenic Council website for more information.

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A-SPEC

Purpose: To provide a safe space for people who identify along the asexual or aromantic spectra or who are questioning to come together and address topics and issues the communities face, to advocate for the communities' increased visibility on campus, and to establish a peer social support network for members.


Gospel Choir

Gospel Choir - Hayes School of Music

Purpose: To promote a sincere Christian atmosphere in the area of gospel music and create an encouraging and fun space for students, alumni and friends to come together through songs of worship. Our goal is to have fun and build lasting relationships that extend outside of choir rehearsal and performance.


Asian Student Association

Asian Student Association

Purpose: To explore Asian-American identity, leadership, and personal development through friendships, programs, and opportunities. We are dedicated to building connections among the AAPI community as well as between people of all cultures and ethnicities on campus.


Black Student Association

Black Student Association - Founded at Appalachian in 1991

Purpose: To actively make a change for unity by encouraging the principles of scholarship, leadership, cultural uplift, diversity, and community service.


Chinese Culture Club

Chinese Culture Club

Purpose: To introduce Chinese customs, traditions, and language to members and the Appalachian community, as well as spread an awareness of the importance of cultural understanding.


Hillel

Hillel - Founded at Appalachian in 1996

Purpose: To provide students with the opportunity to learn more about the Jewish faith and culture. While the Hillel membership is primarily comprised of Jewish students, we also welcome non-Jewish students to our organization.


Hispanic Student Association

Latin Hispanic Alliance - Founded at Appalachian in 1997

Purpose: To promote awareness of Latin and Hispanic culture on Appalachian State's campus. This organization welcomes people of Latin and/or Hispanic origin AND people who appreciate Latin and Hispanic culture.


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Japanese Culture Club

Purpose: To cultivate interest in Japanese culture and language around Appalachian State and the Boone community. We aim to learn about different facets of the unique Japanese culture and teach those who want to learn more.


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Melanin in Medicine

Purpose: To empower, enlighten, and encourage people of color who are studying to pursue a careers in the health science and medical fields.


Native American Student Association

Native American Student Association - Founded at Appalachian in 1994

Purpose: To connect Native and other Indigenous students on campus to create a home away from home and an inclusive environment for free expression. #wearestill.


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The Order of Black and Gold

Purpose: To establish akinship dedicated to service, leadership, and social justice. We complete a minimum of two service projects per month. We are committed to supporting the community as well as each other as an inclusive family.


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Sexuality and Gender Alliance (SAGA) - Founded at Appalachian in 1993

Purpose: To create an inclusive and accepting environment for all gender identities, sexual orientations, and romantic identities. We intend to bring education and awareness of social justice issues as well as foster a sense of community among LGBTQ+ students.


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Transaction - Founded at Appalachian in 2007

Purpose: To To advocate for the proper treatment of trans and non-binary people on campus and the education of the Appalachian State University population, as well as the High Country community, on issues affecting trans and nonbinary students and community members.

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