Student Veteran Services and the Major General Edward M. Reeder Student Veteran Resource center serve as a central hub for all things "military affiliated" at Appalachian State University. It is our goal to provide programming, services, and resources to assist military affiliated students for their entire higher education journey (to, through, and beyond).
- Personalized Career Counseling
- Military Mountaineer Mentoring Program
- Boots 2 Books Learning Community
- Veteran and Military Orientation
- Campus Parntership Programming
To learn more about these programs, visit our Programs page.
- Monthly Newsletters
- Application Fee and Deposit Waiver
- Transfer Credit
- Priority Academic Registration
- Honor Cords
- Priority Parking Registration
For a detailed explaination of these items, visit our Services page.
Appalachian State University is proud to offer a wide selection of resources for our military-affiliated students. Some resources are tailored to our military-affiliated populations, while others are available to the entire campus community. We encourage students to explore, investigate, and USE these resources!
- Military Affairs Committee: The mission of the Military Affairs Committee is to support the success of military-affiliated students, staff, and faculty by advocating for veterans, their dependents, and other military-affiliated community members and by advising the University Administration on policies, practices, and environments commensurate with their unique needs, capabilities, and contributions. (https://mac.appstate.edu/)
- Program Director of Student Veteran Services: The role of the Program Director of Student Veteran Services is to collaborate with other areas across campus to ensure that the entire campus is using best practices to serve military affiliated students. She also serves as the central point of contact for all military-affiliated students’ suggestions, questions, and concerns.
The following resources are specific to our local area and/or North Carolina overall.
- Watauga County Veterans Service Office - April Goodman, Veterans Services Officer
- Asheville Veterans Affairs Medical Center - Alisa Early, Post 9/11 Military2VA Case Management Program/Polytrauma Coordinator
- Help NC Vets - Resource bank for NC Veterans
- Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) - Post 7031
- Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) - High Country Chapter
- One Vet at a Time (OVAAT)
This list of resources was recently compiled by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs:
- Veterans Crisis Line - If you are having thoughts of suicide, call 1-800-273-8255, then PRESS 1 or visit http://www.veteranscrisisline.net/
- For emergency mental health care, you can also go directly to your local VA medical center 24/7 regardless of your discharge status or enrollment in other VA health care.
- Vet Centers - Discuss how you feel with other Veterans in these community-based counseling centers. 70% of Vet Center staff are Veterans. Call 1-877-927-8387 or find one near you.
- VA Mental Health Services Guide - This guide will help you sign up and access mental health services.
- MakeTheConnection.net - information, resources, and Veteran to Veteran videos for challenging life events and experiences with mental health issues.
- RallyPoint - Talk to other Veterans online. Discuss: What are your feelings as the Taliban reclaim Afghanistan after 20 years of US involvement?
- Download VA's self-help apps - Tools to help deal with common reactions like, stress, sadness, and anxiety. You can also track your symptoms over time.
- Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) - Request a Peer Mentor
- VA Women Veterans Call Center - Call or text 1-855-829-6636 (M-F 8AM - 10PM & SAT 8AM - 6:30PM ET)
- VA Caregiver Support Line - Call 1-855-260-3274 (M-F 8AM - 10PM & SAT 8AM - 5PM ET)
- Together We Served -Find your battle buddies through unit pages
- George W. Bush Institute - Need help or want to talk? Check In or call:1-630-522-4904 or email: email@example.com
Elizabeth Dole Foundation Hidden Heroes - Join the Community
- American Red Cross Military Veteran Caregiver Network - Peer Support and Mentoring
- Team Red, White & Blue - Hundreds of events weekly. Find a chapter in your area.
- Student Veterans of America - Find a campus chapter to connect with.
- Team Rubicon - Find a local support squad.
- Wounded Warrior Project - Providing support and community for America's wounded veterans. Learn more.