Resources

Safety and security at Appalachian State University is a campus-wide mission. Below are some departments that provide safety and security services, programs, training, and coordination.

Appalachian Police

The Appalachian Police Department (APD) is committed to providing a safe working, living and learning environment through a community oriented policing philosophy that emphasizes crime prevention and crime solving through partnerships, education and awareness programs, pro-active patrolling and quality officer training. They provide general and emergency services, and they enforce state laws and university policies on campus twenty-four hours a day, seven-days a week. Contact the Appalachian Police Department at (828) 262-8000 for emergencies or at (828) 262-2150 for all other business.

Counseling and Psychological Services (students)

The Counseling & Psychological Services Center, an office of the Division of Student Affairs at Appalachian State University, is part of a comprehensive program of student services. The Center has as its primary purpose the prevention of psychological difficulties and treatment of the mental health concerns of its students. Contact the Counseling & Psychological Services Center at (828) 262-3180.

Counseling for Faculty and Staff

Counseling for Faculty and Staff (CFS) provides counseling, consultation, training and referrals for concerns that impact work for the faculty and staff of Appalachian State University. Contact Counseling for Faculty and Staff at (828) 262-4951.

Early Intervention Team (EIT)

The Early Intervention Team's main function is to meet with students who are showing signs of difficulty with university life and who have been referred by faculty or staff. These meetings are non-disciplinary and are intended to offer support and connect students with resources that can help them become healthier and more productive members of the community. Students may also make referrals through a faculty or staff member. Contact the Early Intervention Team at (828) 262-7077.

Student Health Services

The Mary S. Shook Student Health Services exists to meet the health needs of the students of Appalachian State University. All registered full-time students who are currently attending class are eligible to receive care at the Health Service. A valid student identification card is required for any service. Contact the Mary S. Shook Student Health Services at (828) 262-3100.

International Education and Development (Crisis Management Program)

Crises are always a potential reality with overseas programs, both academic and co-curricular, and it important to have protocols in place to deal effectively with such emergency situations as they arise. Appalachian International Crisis Management Protocols (Appalachian-ICMP) have been designed expressly to safeguard the well-being of program participants and to protect the University's interests. Contact the Office of International Education and Development for the current study abroad emergency procedures at (828) 262-2046.

Emergency Phone Numbers

On-Campus

  • Police Emergencies:
    • If you are calling from campus phone: 8000
    • If you are calling from off-campus: (828) 262-8000
  • All Other Emergencies
    911
  • Emergency Closings
    (828) 262-SNOW
  • Student Health Services
    (828) 262-3100
  • Physical Plant (24-hour emergency repairs)
    • 8am to 5pm: (828) 262-3190 x102
    • After 5pm: Appalachian Police (828) 262-2150
  • New River Light and Power (for outages and emergency repair)
    (828) 262-8621

Off-Campus: Boone and Watauga County

  • Police, Fire, Medical Emergencies
    911
  • Boone Police Department
    911
  • Watauga County Sheriff's Department
    (828) 264-3761
  • Watauga County Health Department
    (828) 264-4995
  • New River Light and Power (for outages and emergency repair)
    (828) 264-8621
  • Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation (for outage reporting system)
    (800) 448-2383