The Appalachian State University campus is currently operating under SPECIAL conditions.
The university remains open, with emergency management protocols activated and operational modifications and precautions in place to support social distancing. In-person instruction has transitioned to a system of alternative course delivery. View the latest information on the App State Coronavirus Information website. Read the latest update posted 4/6/2020 at 5:20 p.m.
Read the Student Affairs Covid-19 Response. Updated March 31, 2020 at 9:20 a.m.
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.
Appalachian State University Gospel Choir
Purpose: To promote a sincere Christian atmosphere in the area of gospel music.
Hayes School of Music
Purpose: To establish an environment for shared experiences among Asian/American students and friends of the association.
Founded at Appalachian: 1991
Purpose: To be a voice and empower all minorities on the campus of Appalachian State University.
Purpose: To assist members with enhancing their knowledge of the Chinese language and to introduce Chinese customs and traditions to the ASU community.
Purpose: We educate, encourage, and facilitate Japanese culture around the Appalachian State University and Boone communities. If you study Japanese, lived there, or just love Japanese culture then feel free to stop by and see us!
Ladies Elite Service Club
Founded at Appalachian: 1991
Purpose: To serve the community and campus and unify African-American women.
Melanin in Medicine
Purpose: To empower, enlighten, and encourage people of color who are studying to pursue a career in medicine and science.
Minority Women’s Leadership Circle
Founded at Appalachian: 2008
Purpose: To uplift and unite women of diverse backgrounds on the campus of Appalachian State.
Native American Student Association
Founded at Appalachian: 1994
Purpose: To help members understand their Native American heritage and to organize various activities for the surrounding community.
The Order of Black and Gold
Founded at Appalachian: 1998; Reestablished: 2001
Purpose: To actively volunteer time and funds to the community.
Founded at Appalachian: 2002
Purpose: To facilitate understanding, dialog, and education about earth-based spirituality, witchcraft, and alternative lifestyles on the ASU campus. All religions and beliefs are welcome.
Founded at Appalachian: 1993
Purpose: To provide information and emotional support, acceptance, and understanding to the membership and the campus at large, and to promote understanding and acceptance of all sexual orientations.
Founded at Appalachian: 2007
Purpose: Provide a vehicle for support, social activism, and education on sexuality and gender expression.