Appalachian Employee Perks

Health and Wellness

Health Promotion for Faculty and Staff (HPFS) - provides Appalachian State University staff, faculty, retirees, and their spouses/domestic partners with programs and services that help to promote a healthier lifestyle and a better quality of life.  Major components of the program include health and fitness, preventive care, and outreach programs. Our facilities are available to all faculty, staff, retirees, and their spouses/domestic partners at no charge. Before using the facility you must fill out a Health History Form. We have two locations. Our main location is 12 Varsity Gym, the other is in Leon Levine Hall RM 253 (1179 State Farm Rd ). 

Health Promotion's Faculty and Staff SUPPORT PAGE

Health and Wellness - Confidential counseling services are available through Counseling for Faculty and Staff to help with personal problems, especially when they interfere with work performance. Assistance is available at no cost to staff, faculty, and their immediate family members.

University Recreation (UREC) - University Recreation (UREC) offers a variety of opportunities for recreation, such as:

  • Fitness and Informal Recreation includes The Quinn Center, The Life Fitness Center, at Mount Mitchell gyms, and the Student Recreation Center.
  • Club Sports is designed to offer students, faculty, and staff a competitive outlet on a non-varsity level.
  • Outdoor Programs includes kayaking, caving, hiking, rock climbing, canoeing and more. Check-out equipment or participate in activities.
  • Intramural Sports activities offer the opportunity to compete against peers in a friendly and structured environment.
  • Swimming pool is available in the Student Recreation Center.


Appalachian Marketplace

Buy/Sell/Trade - Formerly AppScene

Employee Discount Program

Childcare and Parenting

ASU Child Development Center provides quality care for the children of ASU students, faculty, and staff. Activities include time for playing individually, in groups, instructional activities introduced through learning centers, outdoor activities, rest, and nutritional snacks. Parent fees are based on a sliding scale according to annual family income.

Communications Disorders Clinic App State offers a quality  Communications Disorders Clinic, whose primary purpose is the provision of "hands-on" clinical learning experiences for students. The secondary purpose is the provision of quality professional services to persons in the region. The Clinic provides services to children with language and reading disabilities regardless of their family's ability to pay for these services.

Community Music School The Community Music School at Appalachian State University offers private music lessons, group programs, and ensembles for ages 4 through adult. Tuition assistance options are available for CMS lessons and classes. Programs are offered during Fall and Spring semesters at the Broyhill Music Center and the HUB Station in Hudson, NC. 

Lucy Brock Child Development Laboratory Program is to model currently accepted best practices in the field of early childhood education, as well as to apply innovative approaches. Provides majors across the university a hands-on experiences of working with young children to enhance their knowledge of child development, and provides quality early experiences to the local children to prepare them for public school.

Parent to Parent provides information and support for families who have a premature infant, a child with a disability or chronic illness or a family who has experienced the death of their child.

The Reich College of Education supports the Learning Partners program which provides tutoring training to students. The students then deliver tutoring services for local school children during a full semester while enrolled in ASU's introductory course to teacher education.

Youth Camps

  • Cannon Music Camp is a comprehensive music camp for high school musicians featuring ensemble performances, music theory instruction, weekly lessons and masterclasses, and camp activities. Camp is open to high school vocalists and instrumentalists (woodwinds, brass, strings, percussion, piano, harp, guitar). Campers stay in dorms on App State's campus for three weeks in a preview of the college music experience. 


The Office of Relocation and Dual Career Assistance - housing, moving and employment assistance for relocating partners

Miscellaneous Programs/Services

ComPsych - Appalachian State University's Employee Assistance Program (Register before using)

Library Privileges - The Belk Library & Information Commons campus-wide library system has one of the premier collections in the South. You may check out books by using your ASU ID Card.

Notary Public Services - Notary Public services are available for University-related forms in the Office of Human Resources. Please call Stacy Clarke at 828-262-7872 for an appointment.

State Employees Combined Campaign - The SECC is the only workplace-giving program authorized for payroll deduction for most state employees. In 1984, Governor James B. Hunt issued an Executive Order establishing the campaign, and since then each Governor has actively supported the SECC.

University Writing Center

The University Writing Center is located in Belk Library. This department offers:

  • Free services to students, faculty, and staff of Appalachian State University.
  • Anyone who would like to discuss a piece of writing with an informed, sensitive reader is welcome.
  • Works with writers on a wide variety of projects: papers for academic courses; masters and senior thesis chapters; personal essays for job, graduate school, and law school applications; creative writing projects; grant or project proposals; and course syllabi.
  • Work with writers at any stage of the writing process, from inventing topics to editing at the sentence level.