Appalachia Service Project Campus Chapters
Appalachia Service Project’s College Programs connect young adults across the United States with opportunities to enact change in both their collegiate communities and the Central Appalachian region through advocacy, education, and service, all while equipping students with skills of leadership, entrepreneurship, management, organization and volunteerism.
Appalachia Service Project’s Campus Programs seek to provide young adults with a chance experience ASP’s transformational mission trips, and to share the mission of ASP with their surrounding collegiate community.
Now in it’s in 50th year, ASP has relied on college-aged young adults to operate its Summer/Youth Program by guiding groups of volunteers through their home repair service project and providing Christian leadership. These summer staffers gain significant skills in organization, leadership, and volunteer management. ASP also attracts several college students as volunteers during our Year-Round Program, with a new focus on Fall, Winter and Spring Break trips to Appalachia. Campus Chapters will continue to engage and re-engage these summer staffers, college volunteers, and graduated youth program volunteers with service and help them gain valuable skills in community outreach.
Appalachia Service Project’s Campus Chapters are student-led, collegiate based organizations. Each Campus Chapter is nationally affiliated with Appalachia Service Project, and brings ASP’s organizational mission to their collegiate community and college-aged students to experience and serve in Central Appalachia. Students involved with Campus Chapters will serve, advocate, and raise funds:
- Recruit volunteers within their campus serve their community in additional ways that promote service and social justice
- Recruit for and coordinate at least one trip to one of ASP’s Year-Round centers during the fall, winter, or spring
- Host events on campus and in the surrounding community to raise awareness of substandard housing, Central Appalachia, ASP, and other related social issues
- Recruit potential summer staffer applicants for Appalachia Service Project
- Recruit local churches as potential ASP volunteers
- Host fundraisers and gain community sponsorship in order to raise funds for organizations addressing substandard housing, including ASP
Start a Chapter at Your School
If you are interested in launching an ASP Campus Chapter at your school, please take the following steps:
- Inform ASP of your interest by e-mailing our team at gro.e1534618415mohps1534618415a@ege1534618415lloc1534618415 and we will help you and support you along the process.
- Obtain approval for student organization status at your college/university.
- Establish a Chapter Constitution (example).
- Identify a Campus Faculty Advisor.
- Apply for National Affiliation (PDF).
- Scan all documents, contact information, and social media handles and submit them to gro.e1534618415mohPS1534618415A@ege1534618415lloC1534618415, or mail hard copies to:
ASP College Programs
4523 Bristol Hwy
Johnson City, TN 37601
- Begin recruiting, networking, fundraising, and raising awareness about your Campus Chapter. Check out the Chapter Resources that ASP offers for these tasks to get started.
- You may also request in-person trainings from ASP about how to get started anytime along this process, we train in launching, connecting with community partners, recruiting, fundraising, project planning, and more. Email our team at gro.e1534618415mohps1534618415a@ege1534618415lloc1534618415 for more information or to schedule a training.
Current ASP Campus Chapters
Appalachian State University
Athens Drive High School
East Tennessee State University
George Mason University
Kent State University
North Carolina State University
University of Kentucky
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
University of Tennessee
University of Wisconsin at Madison
Western Carolina University