September 6, 2017
5 pm to 8 pm
Save the Date!
I’m writing to ask for your help with House Calls, our annual outreach event to off-campus students, scheduled for Wednesday, September 6, 2017. House Calls is a fun, easy way to get involved, meet new colleagues, and interact with students on their “home turf”.
As you may be aware, more than 11,000 Appalachian State University students live off-campus in various rental houses and apartment complexes in the Boone area. We are committed to helping each of these students connect with campus and community resources, particularly resources that promote student safety and well-being. As part of that commitment, we reach out to off-campus students each year at the beginning of fall semester to welcome them to Boone and provide critical information about interpersonal violence, high risk drinking and other drug use, and suicide prevention.
Last year, 63 faculty and staff volunteers knocked on approximately 1,900 doors, reaching over 5,000 off-campus students. While we can’t reach every student living off-campus, through this event and other initiatives, we lay the groundwork to create a connected, engaged, and informed community of off-campus students and to promote healthy behaviors that support student success. Faculty and staff involvement from multiple departments across our campus is what makes this possible.
The time commitment for House Calls is approximately three hours (from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.), which includes a brief training and dinner for volunteers. To volunteer, please register online. We are incredibly appreciative of the enthusiastic support we’ve received each year and look forward to seeing old friends and meeting new ones at House Calls 2017.
You will receive additional information after you register. Thank you, in advance, for your help!
Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs