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About Trailhead

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The Trailhead Experience is a three-day program that prepares incoming first-year and transfer students for life at Appalachian State. Hosted by the Community-Engaged Leadership office, Trailhead helps students create connections, build community, and develop their capacity to lead at Appalachian State and beyond.


Program Outcomes

Creating Connections

  • Participants will create meaningful connections with fellow Appalachian State students and staff, utilizing relationships to both build community and develop leadership capacity.

Building Community

  • Participants will feel a sense of belonging in the Appalachian State community, understanding how to live our university’s values and gain support from campus and community resources.

Developing Leadership Capacity

  • Participants will develop an awareness of their leadership knowledge, skills, and values, increasing their belief that they can be a leader at Appalachian State and beyond.
Leadership at Appalachian State

The Trailhead Experience is one of many programs offered through the Office of Community-Engaged Leadership. Check out the Community-Engaged Leadership website to learn about other leadership opportunities!

Contact Us

Rm. 134, Plemmons Student Union
263 Locust Street
Boone, NC 28608

8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Come See Us!

Community-Engaged Leadership Office, Plemmons Student Union Room 134