Coronavirus information:
The university remains open, with emergency management protocols activated and operational modifications and precautions in place. Instruction has transitioned online for summer sessions. Read the latest update posted 6/2/2020 at 6:30 p.m.

Read the Student Affairs Covid-19 Response. Updated March 31, 2020 at 9:20 a.m.

Mentor Program


Now Recruiting Staff & Faculty Mentors!

If you are Faculty or Staff at Appalachian State University, consider becoming a Professional Mentor for our ASCEND Supplemental Orientation Program! As a Professional Mentor, you will meet with a small group of students on a monthly basis to discuss issues and challenges they have been facing. The ASCEND Leadership Team in ISA has prepared a facilitator guide, and will meet with you to help you lead effective, meaningful discussions. The students served by ASCEND are from marginalized and historically underrepresented backgrounds, including:

  • Students of Color
  • Students with Disabilities/Diverse Abilities
  • LGBTQIA+ Students
  • First Generation Students
  • Students from Low Income Backgrounds

Email Jerrisha Farrer for more information!