Linking Education and Diversity [L.E.A.D.] Orientation
Linking Education and Diversity [L.E.A.D.] is an intensive, two-day supplemental orientation program for incoming first-year and transfer students. While the program is open to the entire Appalachian State community, students from historically marginalized identities and backgrounds (students of color, students who identify as LGBT+, first-generation college students, etc.) are encouraged to participate.
L.E.A.D. Orientation will conduct two summer sessions: August 8-9 and August 10-12. Students who register for either session of L.E.A.D. Orientation will have the opportunity to move into their assigned residence hall rooms early, to meet other new students and families with similar identities and backgrounds, to learn about valuable campus resources and opportunities for involvement, and to participate in fun, community building events and activities. L.E.A.D. Orientation is offered at no cost to participants or families.
In addition, L.E.A.D. participants will be paired with a L.E.A.D. Guide, a returning student who has volunteered to assist new students in their transition to Appalachian State. L.E.A.D. Guides are accomplished students and campus leaders, many of whom participated in L.E.A.D. Orientation in previous years.
To register, follow this link: https://orgsync.com/93701/forms/197974