Service & Leadership
Do you want to develop your leadership skills and a personal philosophy of leadership? Do you have a heart for serving the community? The Service & Leadership Community is for students who want to fully explore what it takes to leave a legacy at Appalachian State University and then work towards leaving a legacy of their own. Students who are looking to learn more about themselves and the world to which they belong are encouraged to join this unique living and learning experience. There will be many opportunities to work closely with the ACT (Appalachian and the Community Together) office and the Center for Student Involvement & Leadership (CSIL). In addition, students in this RLC will enroll in a special section of First Year Seminar focused on social change and social issues during the fall semester and will participate in common time experiences throughout the year.
The Service & Leadership Community will host its annual "Leave Yosef A Legacy" day of service on April 6, 2013. This RLC is heavily involved in coordinating and planning of this service day as a way to leave a legacy for future students. This is one large-scale service day with several service projects involving students in the University and based on critical social issues in Watauga County. Students on the floor will be in leadership positions and will be leading others in service on this date. Check back for more information!
Associated First Year Seminar class for Fall 2013 (click on course title for more information):
The mission of the Service & Leadership floor is to cultivate a strong sense of community. Through service and civic engagement opportunites, students will develop their personal leadership style and make local to global connections.
100% involved, 100% engaged.
Respect for self and others
Service to others
Activism and Advocacy
Members have the opportunity to:
- Live with a diverse group of people who are like-minded in the values of leadership and service
- Become involved on-campus in clubs and student organizations
- Organize service to the surrounding community
- Interact with multiple professional staff members in the areas of leadership and service
- Attend leadership conferences
- Connect with Service & Leadership Community alumni currently building their legacies at Appalachian State University
- Participate in (and complete) Emerging Leaders
- Participate in (and complete) Leadership 101
Members will be expected to:
- Enroll in a special section of First Year Seminar
- Participate in an opening retreat
- Complete a set of core experiences determined during the opening retreat
- Participate in community activities and events
- Become involved in developing community standards and planning the future of the Service & Leadership Community
As a result of living on the Service & Leadership floor and participating in related courses and activities students will:
- Articulate knowledge of campus and community resources
- Demonstrate knowledge of program and event planning
- Report a strong sense of community
- Articulate understanding of civic engagement and social responsibility
- Be able to identify current social issues
- Engage in campus and community leadership and service opportunities
2013-2014 SERVICE & LEADERSHIP COMMUNITY RLC LEADERSHIP TEAM
*Please contact the building coordinator with any questions you may have
|Cathy Roberts-Cooper: Coordinator *||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Tessa Noonan: Residence Directoremail@example.com|
|Rebecca Brody: Resident Assistantfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Jim Street: Associate Director, CSILemail@example.com|
|Kate Johnson: Assistant Director, ACTfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Andy Hill: Faculty, Department of Englishemail@example.com|
|Sarah Schemmel: Graduate Assistant, CSILfirstname.lastname@example.org|
CSIL encompasses leadership development, student publications, multicultural student development, student governance, new student orientation, Greek life, and student organizations. The staff, through the implementation of student development theories in a variety of instructional settings, assists students in developing environments which enhance diversity, promote ethical and moral development, encourage civic engagement, promote the establishment of meaningful interpersonal relationships, and provide leadership and experiential learning opportunities.
ACT is ASU's clearinghouse for community service, service learning, and community-based research opportunities within the North Carolina High Country area, as well as across the state, nation, and world. ACT offers diverse opportunities for individuals and student groups to get involved in human services and environmental advocacy, as well as assist faculty members and community partners with integrating community service projects into their academic courses and local agencies. ACT is a unit of the Department of Student Programs within the Division of Student Development, and is a proud member of North Carolina Campus Compact, a statewide coalition of 26 colleges/universities that is dedicated to community service, service learning, and civic engagement initiatives.