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Appalachian State University





Educational Resources

Libraries

  • Member of library consortia.
  • 917,360 books, serial backfiles, and other material including government documents.
  • 5,543 current serial subscriptions.
  • 1,518,256 microforms.
  • 78,477 Audio/Visual items.
  • 56,359 e-books.

Museums & Art

Appalachian Cultural Museum, Turchin Center for Visual Arts, Dark Sky Observatory

Computing

Requirements

  • Students are required to take a computer course.
  • Students are not required to own or lease a computer.
  • Recommended computer operating system: Microsoft

Campus Resources

  • 1,557 computers for student use in locations such as computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • 0 Internet connections in libraries.
  • 100 Internet connections in classrooms.
  • 52 Internet connections in Laboratories.

Student accommodations

  • Email accounts are available to all students.
  • Internet access is available to all students.
  • Student web-pages are permitted.
  • Online class registration is available.
  • 100% of college-owned hosting units are available for internet access.

Wireless Internet Hotspots

  • Wifi is available in all the libraries, in some classrooms, in all classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in some of the college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing, in all college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing
  • Campus wireless internet hotspots are not available.
  • Approximately 1,500 students can be on the network at once.

Services

Basic

nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, day care, health service, health insurance

Remedial

reading, math, writing, study skills

Counseling

minority student, career, military, personal, veteran student, academic, older student, psychological, birth control

Career

on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training, other

Campus Safety

24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

Campus Life

Housing

Overview

  • The school offers housing for students.
  • 38% of students live in school housing.
  • The school will provide assistance for off-campus housing

Types of housing available

  • 1% of housing units are Singles.
  • 84% of housing units are Doubles.
  • 14% of housing units are Triples.
  • 1% of housing units are Apartments.
  • In total, there are 18 housing buildings.

Room Accessories

  • 17% of rooms are equipped with sprinkler systems.
  • 100% of rooms are equipped with fire alarms.
  • 100% are equipped with high-speed internet connections.

Extracurricular

  • 60% of students remain on campus over the weekends, on average.
  • Alcohol is permitted on campus.
  • Popular events on campus: APPS entertainment events, Diversity Celebration, Asian Festival, Polar Plunge
  • Student activities: choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, marching band, music ensembles, musical theater, opera, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, student film society, symphony orchestra, television station, yearbook
  • In total, there are about 274 organizations on campus.
  • Honor societies: Alpha Chi; Alpha Kappa Delta; Alpha Psi Omega; Appalachian Honors Association; Beta Alpha Psi; Beta Beta Beta; Beta Gamma Sigma; Chi Sigma Iota; Epsilon Pi Tau; Gamma Beta Phi; Gamma Epsilon Tau; Gamma Sigma Alpha; Kappa Kappa Psi; Kappa Omicron Nu; National Broadcasting Society; National Residence Hall Honorary; National Society of Pershing Rifles; Omicron Delta Kappa; Orchesis; Order of Omega; Phi Alpha Theta; Phi Eta Sigma; Pi Gamma Mu; Psi Chi; Rho Lambda; Sigma Delta Pi; Sigma Tau Delta; Phi Kappa Phi, Alpha Epsilon Lambda, Kappa Delta Pi
  • Religious organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Alliance Bible Fellowship, Appalachian Christian Fellowship, Baptist Student Union, Campus Christian Fellowship, Campus Crusade for Christ, Catholic Campus Ministry, Chi Alpha Omega, Dancing for Jesus, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Hillel, Intervarsity Christian Fellowship, Lutheran Students of Appalachian, Mountaineers for Christ, New Life Ministries, Pagan Student Association, Philosophos, Pre-Seminary Club, Quest, Reformed University Fellowship, Renascent, Sigma Alpha Omega, Wesley Foundation, Westminster Canterbury Fellowship,
  • International organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) African Student Association; ASU Native American Council; Asian Student Association; Hispanic Student Association; International Friendship Association; NAACP Student Chapter; Black Student Association
  • Other organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) See website: www. csil. appstate. edu
  • Student papers: (Appears as submitted by school) The Appalachian--twice weekly while school is in session.

Travel

  • Nearest airport(s) (distance in miles): Charlotte, NC (100), Greensboro, NC (100)
  • Nearest train(s) (distance in miles): Greensboro, NC (100)
  • Nearest bus-station(s) (distance in miles): Boone, NC (1)
  • Public transportation serves the campus.
  • All students are permitted to have cars on campus.
  • 75% of students have a car on campus

Employment

  • School employment is available.
  • 15% of undergrads are employed with average earnings of 3,500
  • Freshman are not discouraged from working.

Greek Life

  • There are 15 fraternities
  • 0 fraternity houses
  • 8% of students are fraternity members
  • There are 9 sororities
  • 0 sorority houses
  • 9% of students are sorority members.

ROTC

  • Army ROTC: Offered on campus
  • Navy ROTC: Not offered
  • Airforce ROTC: Not offered
  • Additional Policies

    class attendance policies set by individual instructors, honor code, hazing prohibited






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