The Appalachian State University campus is currently operating under SPECIAL conditions.

Coronavirus information

The university remains open, with emergency management protocols activated and operational modifications and precautions in place to support social distancing. In-person instruction has transitioned to a system of alternative course delivery. View the latest information on the App State Coronavirus Information website. Read the latest update posted 3/27/2020 at 5:59 p.m.

Read the Student Affairs Covid-19 Response.

Posted 12:17pm, March 19, 2020. Updated 3:12pm on March 24, 2020.


For Immediate Emergency Assistance, Dial 911 (9-911 on campus phones)

University Police are committed to ensuring our safety on campus. They are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 

  • Phone: (828) 262-8000 (M-F, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)
  • After-hours: (828) 262-2150

Other local options:

When should I be concerned about someone?

The following is a list of behaviors that are considered warning signs (or red flags) that indicate someone may have a problem.

  • Alcohol and/or drug use
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Loneliness
  • Paranoia, strangeness, aberrant behavior 
  • Inappropriate emotions and behaviors 
  • Stalking
  • Victim/martyr self-concept
  • Violence, cruelty, and/or anger problems
  • Violent fantasy content in writings, drawings, reading/viewing preferences, and role-playing
  • Homicidal thinking
  • Fascination with weapons and accouterments
  • Imitation of murderers; interest in previous shootings
  • Practicing and/or boasting about fighting or combat

Concerned about an employee, colleague or friend?

If you are concerned about someone else, try one of the following options.

  1. Encourage them to make an appointment with a counselor. Tell them that over 10% of ASU employees seek CFS services each year.
  2. Offer to come in with them to see a counselor.
  3. Make an appointment to come in alone to consult with a counselor about that person.

Tips for talking to someone who may have a problem:

  • Talk to them privately to help minimize embarrassment and defensiveness.
  • Listen carefully and respond to both the facts of the situation and their emotions.
  • Discuss your observations and perceptions of the situation directly and honestly.
  • Express your concern in a non-judgmental way and respect the person's values.
  • Help identify options for actions and explore possible consequences. It might help to say to them, "What you're currently doing to solve your problem isn't working." 
  • Be frank about the limits on your ability to help them.
  • Explain that "normal" people get counseling in order to help them overcome any preconceived notions that they may have about counseling.=
  • Remind them that they do not always have to know what's wrong before asking for help.
  • Tell them that they don't have to commit to counseling right away and that they can simply meet with a counselor for a consultation.