Students Services for Academic Success

Sociology is a great discipline but we cannot do everything. Below we provide a list of some various student services that may be helpful to you as you navigate through your academic career. Certainly, this list is not exhaustive but you will find some great resources below that go beyond the classroom. 

College Advising and Support Services Hub (CASSH) - The Advising office is staffed by professional advisors and records specialists who serve current and prospective students, as well as faculty and staff in the College of Arts and Sciences at Appalachian State University. Students are encouraged to visit the office for assistance with academic planning and questions, registration and senior checks.  

Student Learning Center - Struggling to keep a schedule? Having trouble finding the right way to study for a test? Need assistance with your homework? Check out the Student Learning Center for opportunities to have one-on-one tutoring in any subject, one-on-one meetings to discuss academic goals, and even classes to help you hone your academic skills of managing tasks and getting the grades you deserve!

Student Veterans Services - Our institution is dedicated to helping military-affiliated students thrive on campus and in the community.  This dedication begins during their transition from service to education, and lasts through to graduation and entering the workforce. In the Department of Sociology, you can speak with the Department Chair, Dr. Cameron Lippard, who will work with you to meet any academic goals you set forth. 

Office of Disability Resources- Consistent with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504) and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), it is the policy of Appalachian State University that no qualified individual with a disability in the United States shall be excluded from, denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity that receives federal financial assistance. ODR is the designated office to assist eligible students, faculty, staff, and visitors with disabilities by determining access needs and coordinating academic adjustments or workplace accommodations. Under Section 504 and the ADA, accommodations are determined individually and are intended to minimize the effects of the impact of specific limitations caused by a disability in order for a qualified individual to have equal access to programs, services, and activities. Equal opportunity is the foundation for success; however, it does not ensure that an individual with a disability must, or will achieve an identical result or level of achievement as persons without disabilities. An accommodation removes barriers and provides the ability to participate in or benefit from equally.

Office of Student Success - The Office of Student Success (OSS) is committed to improving the undergraduate experience for the students of Appalachian State University. Whether students are struggling or excelling, OSS is dedicated to helping students make the most of their time as a Mountaineer. To this end, OSS staff works with all colleges, schools, and departments on issues affecting student success at Appalachian.

Office of Transfer Services - Are you a transfer student who is looking for a major or even wants to know more about how sociology can help you with your experiences as a new student. Then look no further because the Department of Sociology welcomes all students, regardless of where they began their education. As a transfer student, we are here to assist you in selecting and scheduling courses that will enrich your academic experience and help you successfully complete your degree in sociology, as well as other disciplines. If you are interested in learning more about how we can help you, please speak with our transfer student Faculty Mentor, Dr. Jerrod Yarosh. You can also meet with your assigned faculty advisor or contact the Department Chair, Dr. Cameron Lippard. In addition, you can also speak with our Office of Transfer Services. 

University Writing Center - The University Writing Center is a free resource available to all Appalachian State University students and faculty as well as members of the Boone community. Our consultants are experienced writers and attentive readers who will work with you one-on-one to assist with any aspect of the writing process.