If you have been sexually assaulted recently or some time ago, you may be experiencing a wide range of feelings, from shock, fear, disbelief, recurring memories, outrage, confusion, sadness, despair, and anger. Please do not lose hope. All of your feelings are valid. You did not deserve this and the offender is the only person who should be blamed. There are many who can be of help to you now.
- Sexual Assault Prevention
- OASIS, Inc.
- Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN)
National Sexual Assault Hotline
At any given moment, more than 1,100 trained volunteers are on duty and available to help victims at RAINN-affiliated crisis centers across the country. RAINN does not have any record of a caller's phone number or name.
Callers always have the choice of whether or not to share their real name or phone number with counselors; they are never obligated to reveal this information. In other words, we will know who you are only if you choose to tell us.
If you or someone you know is thinking about suicide, help is available.
- Prevent Suicide
- Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Trainings
Daymark Recovery Services
Walk-in clinic, mobile crisis unit and 24-hour crisis services. Substance abuse and mental health outpatient treatment and intensive in-home treatment.
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
National Suicide Prevention Hotline
It doesn't always feel like it, but your life matters. In moments when you feel like you just need some support, there is help out there. Join the movement to spread the word that your problems, your worries, your fears, and above all you, the unique and real you, matter.
Student Health & Counseling
Violence and Abuse
Since 1978, OASIS, Inc. (Opposing Abuse with Service, Information and Shelter) has been working tirelessly to end the cycle of violence in Watauga County, North Carolina.
Assisting in the creation and maintenance of a university environment that will foster the well-being and personal development of its members. Located on the first floor of the Miles Annas Student Support Building.
Located on the second floor of the Miles Annas Student Services Building.
The University Police Department is located in the Rivers Street Parking Deck.
AppState-ALERT is the Appalachian State University 24/7 emergency messaging system, using a combination of text messaging, voice messaging, a siren warning system, email and web technologies.
Mountaineer Safe Ride service provides safe and secure transportation for students during the evening hours. The service is offered during the Fall and Spring semesters. The service area is strictly limited to University properties only (parking lots, residence halls and academic buildings).
Safety alerts are issued by University Police. Notification to the campus of serious crimes is required by federal law.
Keep important safety information at your fingertips with the Appalachian Cares mobile app. Includes links and telephone numbers for University Police, student health and counseling services, Safe Ride, local community resources and national hotlines, as well as the It's Up to Me video. Download below for iOS and Android.
The Office of the Dean of Students serves as a unit designed to help you along your collegiate journey. Please let us know if we can be of assistance to you as you enjoy the many offerings available in our community.
The Office of Equity, Diversity and Compliance (EDC) is charged to ensure that the dignity of students, employees and campus visitors is upheld when equal access to education and employment is guaranteed, respectful treatment is assured, and an appreciation of differences is fostered for all members of the university community.
The It Gets Better Project's mission is to communicate to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth around the world that it gets better, and to create and inspire the changes needed to make it better for them.
Resources for Faculty and Staff
Concerned about the well-being or safety of someone in your campus community? Observing behaviors that make you feel uncomfortable or unsafe? Prevention is key—if you are unsure about making a call, err on the side of caution. You can report concerns and remain anonymous.