Get Involved on Campus

Clubs with CSD Faculty Advisors

  • National Student Speech Language and Hearing Association
    The National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA) is a pre-professional membership association for students interested in the study of communication sciences and disorders. National membership is available to undergraduate, graduate, or doctoral students enrolled full- or part-time in a communication sciences program or related major.
    Dr. Joseph Klein is the faculty advisor for the NSSLHA organization for the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Appalachian.
  • American Sign Language Club
    The American Sign Language club strives to educate everyone on the Deaf culture and community and support the Deaf community by providing students an opportunity to learn more about this incredibly unique culture and opportunities to not only practice using American Sign Language, but also to learn it! Anyone with an interest in learning more about the Deaf community and American Sign Language should join, no experience or knowledge of ASL is necessary- just a desire to learn! The club strives to raise awareness for the Deaf community and knowledge of ASL by different fun events and fundraisers throughout the year!
  • Autism Society of NC
    The ASU chapter of the Autism Society of North Carolina which is dedicated to working with the local autism community in Boone and the High Country to promote awareness, advocate for, and serve individuals with autism and their families. Anyone may join regardless of past experience as long as you are open and willing to learn about autism and making a difference in your community!
    For more information about the overall mission of the state organization, head to this website:
  • Operation Smile
    Operation Smile is an international medical charity that has provided hundreds of thousands of free surgeries for children and young adults in developing countries who are born with cleft lip, cleft palate or other facial deformities. 

Other CSD Relevant Clubs & Organizations

  • Appalachian Neuroscience Organization
    This organization is aimed at bringing people from inside and outside of the neuroscience field together in order to share knowledge and research of neuroscience, create a successful Brain Awareness Week campaign in March, and to make neuroscience a bigger part of Appalachian State's campus.
  • Autism Speaks U
    The mission of Autism Speaks U is to promote autism awareness within the local community and act as an advocate for people with autism. Autism Speaks U also aims to engage members in fundraising events for autism research.
  • Eye to Eye
    Welcome to App State's chapter of Eye to Eye. If you have a learning disability and/or ADHD and you love mentoring kids that think like you do, you are in the right place! Eye to Eye is a mentoring program for college students and kids that think similarly. Eye to Eye's mission is to improve the life of every person with a learning disability. We fulfill our mission by mentoring students with LDs/ADHD and it is run by people with the same learning differences. We mentor students 4th-8th grade and we create a safe space by talking about how we learn and creating art based upon how we learn.
  • Delta Zeta Sorority
    The purpose of the Delta Zeta Sorority is to create among a group of women, a true and lasting friendship, to encourage each other in the pursuit of knowledge, and to promote values-based living and embrace social responsibility. The philanthropy, speech and hearing, is something the organization holds close and works hard to give back to each year. Appalachian Communication Disorders Clinic (ACDC) is the local philanthropy and it is a clinic that students at Appalachian State have the opportunity to work at as they pursue a masters in Speech-Language Pathology. The clinic works with children, adolescents, and adults across the region with communication disorders.
  • Scholars with Diverse Abilities Program Appvocates
    The Appvocates Club was created for the volunteers of the Scholars with Diverse Abilities Program. As Appvocates, we strive to develop a community among volunteers while also creating fun and meaningful events for Scholars, volunteers, and SDAP staff.