"I feel that everyone in the Active Living RLC is going through the same exact things that I am and it has bonded us in a way.  I truly feel more comfortable on the campus and interacting with faculty and staff because of living in the RLC."

- Maggie Massengil, Active Living

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Active Living

Do you enjoy being active?  Are you committed to a healthy lifestyle?  The Active Living community fosters an environment that encourages a well-rounded balance of mind, body, and spirit in order to achieve personal and academic success.  Residents in the Active Living community share common interests in fitness, endurance sport, strength enhancement, outdoor adventure, nutrition, flexibility training, and positive mental health including relaxation and rest.  The Active Living community engages in programs that explore, build, and heighten an ongoing interest in an engaged, active lifestyle.

Associated First Year Seminar class: (click on course title for more information)


Members of Active Living will have the opportunity to:

  • Participate in community activities and events
  • Become involved in developing community standards and planning for the future of the community
  • Explore and participate in active living opportunities provided by University Recreation (i.e., fitness classes, intramurals, outdoor programs, club sports, etc.)
  • Model healthy behaviors and set an example for other students


Members of Active Living will be expected to:

  • Participate in an opening kick-off event
  • Volunteer to serve for one campus or community event related to active living (i.e., health fairs, local races, blood drives, etc.)
  • Attend at least one event related to physical, emotional/mental, and nutritional health
  • Enroll in a specific linked course for the Fall semester (this will be handled by University Housing staff prior to the student's orientation during the summer)


SPONSORING DEPARTMENTS

Student Wellness Center

The Student Wellness Center offers services promoting health awareness and active lifestyles, helping students make choices to facilitate a better quality of life by making healthy decisions.  It is an extension of Student Health Services and is ASU's central resource for health education information, programs, events, and services.


Be-Active Appalachian Partnership

The Be-Active Appalachian Partnership gets western North Carolinians moving for their health.  Launched in 2005, the aim of the Partnership is to get "more people more active more often" in a region of the state where there is a demonstrated need for resources and improved access to physical activity opportunities.


University Recreation

University Recreation provides structured and unstructured leisure time activities for students.  It is through these activities that students learn life-long skills that contribute to their social, physical, emotional, and intellectual growth and development.


Counseling & Psychological Services

The Counseling & Psychological Services Center supports the mission of Appalachian State University and the Division of Student Development in the academic, vocational, emotional, social, and cultural development of students.  The goal of the Counseling Center is to assist the university community in maximizing the personal growth and development of its members.