The Appalachian State University campus is currently operating under SPECIAL conditions.

Coronavirus information

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.

There’s a leadership program that’s right for you!

We provide leadership learning and development opportunities for all students. We work with you to create leadership experiences that foster integrity, collaboration and self-awareness. Our programs are geared to grow your capacity to lead and to inspire action. As part of the Department of Student Engagement and Leadership, there are multiple ways to be involved with a group, organization or service opportunity.

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Emerging Leaders

Develop your personal leadership style with a cohort of fellow students during this 7-week experience of impactful discussions, challenging activities that focuses on personal and professional growth.


Student Leadership Consultants

Join a group of students who are dedicated to serving App State student organizations and classrooms by offering presentations and workshops about leadership and organizational effectiveness.

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Leadership Studies / Minor

Earn a Minor in Leadership Studies which includes 18 hours of courses that explore a variety of disciplines and focuses on the process of leadership.

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Trailhead Experience

The Trailhead Experience is a four-day extended orientation program that prepares incoming students for life at Appalachian State by creating connections, building community, and developing leadership capacity.

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Leadership in Action

Learn more about yourself and the world around you through living on campus in a Residential Living Community that gives you the opportunity to connect with others, develop life-long relationships, and to grow as a leader through service.

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Appalachian Leadership Forum

Appalachian Leadership Forum (ALF) is your opportunity to learn more about yourself as a leader through a day of workshops and presentations from leaders in a variety of fields which may include business, non-profits, science, education, technology and government.

Contact Us

Rm. 244, Plemmons Student Union
P.O. Box 32034
263 Locust Street
Boone, NC 28608
Fax: (828) 262-6502

Monday - Friday: 8am - 5pm

Visit us or call to find out more about leadership programs!

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