L.E.A.D., Linking Education And Diversity, is a Multicultural Student Development program designed to create fellowship among students and families of historically underrepresented backgrounds and to help ease their transition to Appalachian State University. L.E.A.D. will give students who participate an opportunity to become leaders on the App State campus and within the Multicultural Student Development office. L.E.A.D. not only connects students to the campus but also fosters self-development and reflection. Students and their families will meet with current students, faculty, and staff to learn about the many programs and opportunities available for multicultural students. The students who participate in the program will attend an Orientation that will allow them to move in early and be paired up with a L.E.A.D. Guide who will also mentor them through the fall semester.

L.E.A.D. also has a separate mentoring program that was created in the interest of those incoming multicultural students who either want to continue their L.E.A.D. experience through the Fall semester or could not attend the orientation but would like be a participant in the L.E.A.D. program and be assigned a mentor to help their transition into Appalachian State. 

LEAD Orientation and LEAD Mentoring registration for Fall 2017 opens Monday May 8. Students Apply Here

Deadline for completed applications is July 3 @ 5:00pm.

Questions can be sent to Lindy Wagner (wagnerlm@appstate.edu).

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Office of Multicultural Student Development

Email: msdoa@appstate.edu

Phone: (828) 262-6158
Fax: (828) 262-6155

Suite 255, Plemmons Student Union
263 Locust Street
Boone, NC 28608

Central Office Hours:
M-F: 8am - 5pm


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