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 4/3/2020 at 2:20 p.m.
Read the Student Affairs Covid-19 Response. Updated March 31, 2020 at 9:20 a.m.
Counseling Psychological Services Center
What is it?: The counseling center has several services, which include individual counseling, group programs, walk-in counseling, peer career, alcohol and drug assistance, counselor training, and different tests, among other things. It is entirely free and confidential within all legal limits. All staff have been through training and are capable of handling LGBT students. For information on specific LGBT Group Counseling visit this page.
Location: Miles Annas Building, 1st floor (within the post office)
Phone Number: (828) 262-3180.
Walk-in Hours: Contact the Counseling Center for walk-in times.
Office of Equity, Diversity, and Compliance
What is it?: The EDC office can assist with a number of issues on campus. This office can assist if you feel you are being harrassed by faculty/staff, if you believe you are not being treated as you should under the Title IX Act, if you want harrassment prevention resources, information about the Open Door Program and more.
Location: 123 I.G Greer Hall.
Phone Number: (828) 262-2144.
Sexual Assault Resources
What is It?: A comprehensive list of resources relating to Sexual Assault. This website is managed by the university and offers many reliable resources.
Student Health Services
What is it?: Student health services is prepared to offer a number of services. Students must bring App Cards for services to be provided. Services provided include sexual health information, contraceptives, STD/STI testing, and more. Staff are trained for dealing with LGBT students and are sensitive to the special needs of any LGBT student.
Location: Miles Annas Building second floor
Phone Number: (828) 262-3100
What is it?: The Wellness Center and Wellness Peer Educators share the goal of teaching what makes you healthy, aiding in exploring new alternatives, changing habits or reinforcing good habits to enhance students' overall health. Individual and group counseling is available for attaining these goals.
Location: 2nd floor, Miles Annas Student Services Building
Phone: (828) 262-3148
Walk-in Hours: M - F, 8am-5pm
Local Support Resources
What is it?: An organization meant to serve the High Country with HIV education, testing, and services to help those infected.
Appalachian District Health Department
Your one stop source for online health and wellness information in the High Country.
Alleghany County Health Department (910) 372-5641
Ashe County Health Department (910) 246-9449
Watauga County Health Department (704) 264-6635
Appalachian District Office (704) 264-4995
ASU Police Department
"Blue Light Telephones ring directly into the ASU Police Department on a designated telephone line. For your protection, each Blue Light Telephone automatically identifies the location of the caller."
"Please call our office for information about other programs offered through the ASU Police Department."
Programs: Crime Prevention, Crimestoppers, Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D).
Location: Rivers Street Parking Deck
Phone Numbers: Non Emergency(828-262-2150), Emergency(828-262-8000)
Oasis (Opposing Abuse with Service, Information and Shelter)
Oasis is a private, non-profit, volunteer organization serving Alleghany, Ashe and Watauga Counties. Oasis provides:
24-hour crisis line for family violence and sexual assault (828) 262-5035
Shelter for abused women and their children
Short-term counseling and support through crisis period
Advocacy and companionship for victims needing assistance through medical examinations, law enforcement, and court procedures
Information and referrals
Educational programs to schools, camps, church, civic and professional groups.
Local Crisis Line: (828) 262-5035
Long Distance Crisis Line: 1 (800) 268-1488
Office Line: (828) 264-1532
National Support Resources
GLBT National Health Center
What is it?: The GLBT National Help Center is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization that is dedicated to meeting the needs of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community and those questioning their sexual orientation and gender identity. We are an outgrowth of the Gay & Lesbian National Hotline, which began in 1996 and now is a primary program of the GLBT National Help Center.(For ALL ages)
Toll-free Phone Number: 1-888-843-4564, M-F 4-12pm, Sat 12-5
What is it?: The Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network strives to assure that each member of every school community is valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.
We believe that such an atmosphere engenders a positive sense of self, which is the basis of educational achievement and personal growth. Since homophobia and heterosexism undermine a healthy school climate, we work to educate teachers, students and the public at large about the damaging effects these forces have on youth and adults alike. We recognize that forces such as racism and sexism have similarly adverse impacts on communities and we support schools in seeking to redress all such inequities.GLSEN seeks to develop school climates where difference is valued for the positive contribution it makes in creating a more vibrant and diverse community. We welcome as members any and all individuals, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity/expression or occupation, who are committed to seeing this philosophy realized in K-12 schools.
What is it?: Gay-Straight Alliance Network is a youth leadership organization that connects school-based Gay-Straight Alliances (GSAs) to each other and community resources through peer support, leadership development, and training.
What is it?: The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth. The Trevor Project is determined to end suicide among LGBTQ youth by providing life-saving and life-affirming resources including our nationwide, 24/7 crisis intervention lifeline, digital community and advocacy/educational programs that create a safe, supportive and positive environment for everyone. (for ages 13-24)
Toll-free Phone Number: (866) 488-7386