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



    • Other emergency


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


    • Report a crime or suspicious activity to Crime Stoppers


    • Other campus non-emergencies


  • 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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  • Emergency notifications and timely warnings

    In compliance with the Clery Act, App State will notify the campus community upon confirmation of a significant emergency or dangerous situation occurring on the campus that involves a threat to the health or safety of students or employees.

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 Walk, local community resources and national hotlines. Download below for iOS and Android.

Download on the App Store

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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