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Student Affairs COVID-19 Response.


Last updated: January 30, 2021 3:06pm

Wellness and Prevention Services is open and operating during the Covid-19 Pandemic. Most of our services have moved online, so that all of our students, no matter where they may be, can access them safely. This page will be updated on a regular basis as we are able to add details and more programming. Keep checking back! See below for details on how to access our services.

Wellness and Prevention Services is not a primary care facility. Student Health Services serves as App State's primary care provider. Please contact Student Health Services at (828) 262-3100 for questions regarding COVID-19 testing or other physician-related services. 

Mountaineer Emergency Fund

The Mountaineer Emergency Fund assists App State students who are facing financial challenges that are significant barriers to academic success. Students who encounter an unforeseen financial emergency or urgent situation that would prevent them from continuing their App State education may apply for short term, emergency assistance.  Please click here to learn more about the fund.

One on One Clinical Services

  • Nutrition Services/Appointments will be available via Zoom. Please schedule your intake or follow-up appointment through Medportal. Having trouble? View instructions.
  • Substance Use counseling, Wellness counseling, and Conduct referrals will occur via Zoom. Please schedule your intake or follow-up appointment through Medportal. Having trouble? View instructions.
  • If you have scheduling conflicts or you need assistance obtaining a confidential meeting site, please call our office during normal business hours at (828) 262 - 3148.

Collegiate Recovery Community

  • To access all of our virtual meetings and events, visit our
  • All SMART Recovery Support Meetings occur every Tuesday from 5:30-7 PM.  Check out our for the zoom link.  For students seeking recovery or recovery curious support to substance use, eating concerns, addictive behavior patterns, and mental health using a SMART Recovery format.
  • BIPOC Support Meetings occur once a month on the second Wednesday of each month.  Our first meeting is Wednesday, 2/10/2021.  See our for the zoom link.  Peer support regardng substance use, mental health, eating, and other areas of concern. Open to those in recovery and those questioning their behaviors. Tailored for those who identify as Black, Indigenous, and/or persons of color. 
  • Ally Training
    • Virtual Ally Training
      • Teaching students how to be an ally for individuals in recovery from addiction
      • Facilitated by CRC staff members
    • Online Ally Training Course
      • Self-enrolled AsULearn course available to all students, faculty, and staff
      • Contact our Activities Coordinator at for any questions or concerns
      • To enroll, click "Enroll Me" at the bottom of the screen under the Self Enrollment heading
      • Course link:
  • Sober Curious Meetings: Mondays 4-5 PM.  A space for students to discuss the topic of sobriety and/or explore support options with a CRC staff member. Also open to individuals who want to discuss their relationship with substances in general. Click here for meeting link.

Special "Social Distancing" Events

  • Recovery Summit: Presentations on public health issues, disordered eating, inclusivity for marginalized groups, and expressive arts as a method of coping. Click here for meeting location.
    • Schedule for February 19th, 9-12:40 PM
      • 9-9:15 AM Introduction and Pre-Survey
      • 9:15-10 AM "The Role of Community in Substance Use Disorders" by Colleen Tarantino, MA
      • 10:10-10:55 AM "Racial Inclusivity within Recovery Spaces" by Dominiquie M. Clemmons-James, PhD, LMCHC, CRC
      • 11:05-11:50 AM Disordered Eating, Eating Disorders, and Recovery Panel
      • 12-12:30 PM Expressive Arts Activity by Sydney Rosenberg and Fiona Abrams
      • 12:30-12:40 PM Closing and Survey
  • Rock Climbing at Holloway Mountain: Saturday April 10th, 12-5 PM.  This event is in partnership with Outdoor Programs.  Information on registering and other details coming soon.
  • POC Connection Space: Time and date TBD. This is a non-counseling space for students who identify as People of Color to connect over experiences related to intersectionality, culture, and the systems we live in. 
  • Black Student Connection Space: Time and date TBD.  The Multicultural Center is teaming up with Wellness and Prevention Services to facilitate this connection space. This is a non-counseling space for Black students to connect over experiences related to intersectionality, self/community care, and the systems we live in. 
  • LGBTQ Connection Space:  Time and date TBD. This is a non-counseling space for students who identify within the LGBTQ community to connect over experiences related to intersectionality, self/community appreciation, and the systems we live in.
  • Submit your mental health story to be considered for the y(OUR) Story Spring 2021 production. 

Peer to Peer Services

  • Virtual Wellness Coaching sessions with trained peer educators are available. Students need to request an appointment.

Classes and Training

  • Online Suicide Prevention Training is available 24/7.
  • KORU Mindfulness Classes. View the Koru Mindfulness class schedule for the Spring 2021 Semester. Classes will be held live via Zoom. This is a 4-week course that focuses on teaching students and staff mindfulness using different meditation skills.  The use of these meditation skills has shown to reduce stress, improve sleep, increase focus, and much more!
    • Sign up for our Go At Your Own Pace 4-week meditation classes. There are no scheduled meetings and all content can be viewed on your own time. There is a one-time $3.99 fee to use the Koru app for these Go At Your Own Pace classes. Event Recordings

Recordings of previous events

  • The y(OUR) Story Mental Health Show virtually premiered on March 24th at 7:30 PM. You can view the show, as well as art created for the show, here.
  • The Power of Nutrition recording was recorded on March 28 at 2 PM. View the recording.
  • Navigating Romantic Relationships within the LGBT Community Panel Discussion was held on  Monday, April 6 at 6:15 PM. You can now access the recording.
  • A virtual Out of the Darkness Fundraising Walk was held on Saturday, April 18 at 12 PM. View the recording. 
  • Career as a Journey Panel Discussion was held on Monday, April 20th at 6 PM. You can now access the recording. 
  • Take Back the Night was held on April 23rd. You can view the video here.
  • The Clothesline Project Photo album can be found here.

Social Media

Wellness and Prevention Services plans to be active on our social media accounts! Like us on Facebookfollow us on Instagram & TikTok to engage with us there. 

  • Instagram: appstate_wellness
  • Tiktok: @wellness.appstate