• App State has returned to pre-pandemic operations for the Fall 2021 semester, with safety precautions in place. There are no current plans to move in-person classes online. All students, faculty and staff should get vaccinated against COVID-19. Face coverings are required in all indoor campus locations for students, faculty, staff and visitors, regardless of vaccination status. Read the latest updates

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Student Health & Counseling

Student Safety

  • The Appalachian Police Department (APD) is located in the Rivers Street Parking Deck.

    • Appalachian Police Department
    • On-campus police emergency

      8000

      828-262-8000

    • Other emergency

      911

    • Report a crime or suspicious activity (non-emergency)

      828-262-2150

    • Report a crime or suspicious activity to Crime Stoppers

      828-268-6959

    • Other campus non-emergencies

      828-262-2150

  • 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.

  • The Appalachian Police Department operates a campus escort service, Mountaineer Safe Walk to provide a safety escort service for students during the evening hours. The service area is strictly limited to university properties only (parking lots, residence halls and academic buildings), and is designed specifically to provide assistance to students who may feel uncomfortable walking alone after dark.

    Students who need a safety escort to or from any campus owned building or parking lot can call 828-262-7433. The service is offered during the fall and spring semesters and is available from 9:45 p.m. - 2:45 a.m., seven days a week, excluding university holidays and both summer sessions.

    • 828-262-7433

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  • Safety Alerts

    Safety alerts are issued by the Appalachian Police Department. Notification to the campus of serious crimes is required by federal law.

Student Resources

Appalachian Cares Mobile App

Keep important safety information at your fingertips with the Appalachian Cares mobile app. Includes links and telephone numbers for the Appalachian Police Department, student health and counseling services, Safe Ride, local community resources and national hotlines. Download below for iOS and Android.

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Get it on Google Play

  • This app available through Appalachian Police Department presents two additional safety services: a safety timer, which will notify people you trust to check in on you, and a two-way texting service to report suspicious activity.

  • 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.

  • Appalachian State University values fostering a campus community that is safe and promotes the well-being of all individuals. Gender discrimination, sexual violence, and relationship violence are counter to our values institutionally. Appalachian has policies and processes available to all Mountaineers, guests, and visitors to ensure every person is provided support, information, and resources to address any misconduct, redress its effects, and prevent its recurrence. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects people from discrimination based on sex in education programs or activities that receive Federal financial assistance.

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.

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