Coronavirus information:
The university remains open, with emergency management protocols activated and operational modifications and precautions in place. Instruction has transitioned online for summer sessions. Read the latest update posted 6/2/2020 at 6:30 p.m.

Read the Student Affairs Covid-19 Response. Updated March 31, 2020 at 9:20 a.m.

Office of the Dean of Students Hours of Operation

The Office of the Dean of Students is modeling stay-at-home as ordered by the governor.  This requires an adjustment to our normal operating methods. Beginning Monday, March 30th, we will be available virtually during business hours from 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday. Appointments with staff can be scheduled by calling 828-262-8284 or emailing and will be conducted via Zoom or telephone.

Mission, Vision and Diversity Statement

DOS logoMission:

We engage students and families through a culture of care, using education, advocacy, support, and accountability, as they navigate the transformational Appalachian experience.


We aspire to create a world bettered by our students, through their engagement in opportunities that challenge them to become active members of a more safe, caring, and inclusive community

Diversity Statement:

We believe in building communities that challenge and support individuals in the development of their own identities in support of our Division of Student Affairs’ statement on diversity & inclusive excellence.