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Appalachian State University
APPALACHIAN STATE UNIVERSITY
FOR PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS
BOONE, NORTH CAROLINA
Published quarterly by Appalachian State University. Entered as second-class matter at the
Post Office at Boone, North Carolina, under the act of Congress, August 24, 1912. Postage
has been paid at Boone, North Carolina. Address corrections to the Office of the Provost,
Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina 28607.
It is not intended that this publication should act in lieu of the Appalachian
State University General Catalog. This Bulletin should function only as a guide
and source of general information to prospective students.
UNIVERSITY CALENDAR 1971-1972
FALL QUARTER 1971
First Faculty Meeting
Monday 9 A. M.
Orientation of New Faculty
Monday 1 P. M.
Aug. 31-Spet. 1
November 1 1
Thanksgiving Holiday and
End of Exams-Sunday
WINTER QUARTER 1971-72
December 18- Jan. 2
Feb. 24-March 1
SPRING QUARTER 1972
Thursday 6 P.M .-Monday
March 30-April 3
APPALACHIAN STATE UNIVERSITY
To facilitate prompt attention, inquiries should be directed to the following:
Paul Sanders, Provost
C. H. Gilstrap, Director of Admissions
Robert E. Snead, Director of Alumni Affairs
Roy Clogston, Director of Athletics
Steve R. Gabriel, Director of Financial Aid
O. Kenneth Webb, Dean of the General College
Gratis D. Williams, Dean of the Graduate School
Richard Tickle, Director of Student Housing
Herbert W. Wey
Robert T. Allen, Director of Public Relations
W. Dean Meredith, Registrar
Braxton Harris, Dean of Student Affairs
The university telephone number is 264-8871 , area code 704.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
THE UNIVERSITY 9
Freshman 13, 14
Transfer 14, 15
Advanced Placement 16
Information for Veterans .16,17
Foreign Students 17
EXPENSES AND FINANCIAL AID 19
Refund of Fees 19
Student Financial Aid 24
Student Employment Programs 24, 25
Student Loan Programs 25, 26, 27
Grants-in-Aid and Special Talent Awards 27, 28
Scholarships 28, 29, 30
PROGRAMS OF INSTRUCTION 31
Undergraduate Degree Programs 31, 32, 33
Pre-Professional Programs 33
Graduate School 34
Reserve Officers' Training Corps - Army 34
STUDENT LIFE 35
Student Government 35
Standard of Conduct 35
Student Officers and University Representation 36
Social and Cultural Activities 36
Student Publications 37
Clubs and Professional Societies 37
Religious Life 37
Athletics and Intramural Sports 37, 38
Speech Activities 38
Musical Activities 38, 39
University Health Services 39,40
Student Housing 41, 42, 43
Motor Vehicles 43
Post Office 44
Placement Services 44, 45
News Bureau 45
Alumni Association 46
APPENDIX A 47, 48
Appalachian State University is a part of the system of public higher educa-
tion of the State of North Carolina. It is located at Boone, county seat of
Watauga County, North Carolina, on the crest of the Blue Ridge Mountains at an
elevation of 3,333 feet above sea level, the highest elevation of any four year
college east of the Mississippi River. Situated in an area of great natural beauty,
near the Blue Ridge Parkway which connects the Shenandoah and the Smokey
Mountain National Parks, Boone is easily accessible over United States Highways
221, 321, and 421, which intersect in and lead out from the town.
Within the framework established by the North Carolina State Board of
Higher Education, Appalachian State University is dedicated to the total
development of its constituency through instruction, research, and service.
In pursuit of this purpose, Appalachian pledges itself:
To nurture an intelligent climate in which truth is sought and respected.
To provide a liberal education for all its students.
To offer, within the scope of its programs, pre-professional and professional
education to those students who desire it.
To maintain a faculty dedicated to teaching and scholarship.
To advance the frontiers of knowledge through research.
To be cognizant of new knowledge and prepared to meet the challenge of
To expand cultural horizons and develop appreciation of ethical and aesthetic
To make its resources available to the people within its sphere of influence.
To serve as a force for social improvement.
To cooperate with all institutions and agencies which are dedicated to the
betterment of mankind.
Appalachian's antecedent, Watauga Academy, was created by its founders, B.
B. and D. D. Dougherty, to bring educational opportunity to the people of
North Carolina. Appalachian Training School, created by the General Assembly
of 1903, was conceived and founded to prepare teachers for an expanding public
school system, and especially to prepare better teachers for the public schools of
the isolated section of the northwestern part of the state. Within a little more
than twenty years Appalachian Training School became Appalachian State
Normal School and began its involvement in the total complex program of
As the functions of the public schools changed, with the emergence of new
technologies, and with the rising predominance of industry over agriculture,
public school education became more diversified in North Carolina. To help
meet the demand for new and different kinds of teachers for the region, Appala-
chian evolved from Normal school to Teachers College. The change took place
officially in 1929, and the institution began to expand its sphere of influence
into the more populous Piedmont section of the state. During the early 1940's,
graduate education for teachers was added to the program, and in 1965, Appala-
chian was authorized to begin the development of the Sixth-year Program for
school administrators. At the same time the institution abandoned its long-held
single -purpose concept and developed programs leading to degrees for those not
wishing to prepare for teaching.
The 1967 General Assembly of North Carolina changed the status of Appala-
chian and designated it Appalachian State University. This change brought with
it additional responsibility. The General Assembly charged Appalachian not only
with the responsibility for the preparation of public school personnel and of
offering instruction in the liberal arts and sciences including the preparation for
the master's degree, but also with a responsibility for programs of research, with
the responsibility for service to the people within its sphere of influence, and
with the responsibility for such other programs as are deemed necessary to meet
the needs of its constituency and of the state.
Appalachian welcomes these additional responsibilities and pledges itself to
discharge them with vigor.
The central campus of Appalachian State University covers sixty acres of the
Blue Ridge Mountains. In addition, the university owns 330 acres of land, not
immediately adjacent to the central campus, which is being considered for ex-
pansion of its services. Almost all of the buildings on the central campus are new
or have been recently renovated. These modern facilities set against the back-
drop of Rich Mountain and Howard's Knob give Appalachian a physical plant of
superior utility and beauty.
The functional organization of the university comprises four administrative
divisions under the general direction of the President and the faculty. The divi-
sions of Business Affairs and Public Affairs support and facilitate operations of
the other divisions. The division of Student Affairs includes the Office of the
Dean of Student Affairs, the Offices of the Deans of Men and Women, the Office
of Admission, the Office of student Financial Aid, the Student Housing Office,
the Office of Placement Services, and the University Health Services.
For purposes of instruction, the division of Academic Affairs is made up of
the General College, the College of Business, the College of Arts and Sciences,
the College of Education, the College of Fine and Applied Arts, and the Grad-
uate School. It also includes the Summer Session, the Library, the Extension
Division, the Office of the Registrar, and certain auxiliary agencies such as the
Computer Center and the Audiovisual Center which contribute to the instruc-
tional and research programs administered by the division of Academic Affairs.
ENROLLMENT, FALL QUARTER, 1969-1970
Freshmen 2,1 85
Sophomores 1 ,370
Juniors 1 ,204
Total Number Enrolled 6,833
Appalachian State University recognizes its responsibility to render every
service possible toward the advancement of education. Some people find it
inconvenient or impossible to enter at the beginning of the academic year. In an
attempt to be of greater service, Appalachian admits students at the beginning of
the fall, winter, spring, summer quarter, or either session of summer school.
Early application is advisable for any student since these applications are con-
The university admits applicants whose preparation, ability, interest char-
acter, and general fitness indicate that they can do successful work. Applicants
must submit their social security number and, if applicable, their selective service
number and number and address of their local draft board.
Out-of-state applicants must meet the same admissions criteria as required of
North Carolina residents.
All unmarried freshmen, except for bona fide residents of Boone and vicinity,
are required to live in university residence halls. Since space is limited, this is a
factor which must be considered in freshman admissions.
All correspondence concerning admissions to the university should be
addressed to the Director of Admissions, Appalachian State University, Boone,
North Carolina, 28607.
Applicants will be considered for admission to the freshman class upon meet-
ing the requirements specified below. The phrase "will be considered" means
that beginning with the 1971-1972 freshman class, the university intends to
institute an early or selective admissions procedure. In effect, those students
who have demonstrated the greatest probability of success will be given priority
in the selection of the freshman class. (Please consult your secondary school
Guidance Counselor concerning acceptance dates.)
Our requirements are as follows:
1 . Graduation from an accredited high school and rank in the upper seventy-five
per cent of their graduating class. If the applicant is not a high school grad-
uate, a high school Equivalency Certificate is required.
2. Satisfactory recommendation by the high school principal and/or guidance
3. Presentation of at least two units of high school mathematics (2 units of
algebra or 1 unit each of algebra and geometry).
4. Satisfactory scores on the College Entrance Examination Board Scholastic
This test is required of every applicant for freshman admission and is given in
November, December, January, March, May, and July. End-of-junior year (in
high school) scores are used to determine eligibility for freshman admission
when reported with early applications. It is recommended that the test be
taken at the end of the junior year of high school and repeated early in the
senior year of high school.
A student wishing to take this test should procure an application form from
his secondary school or should write directly to the College Entrance Exam-
ination Board, Box 592, Princeton, New Jersey, for the Bulletin of Informa-
tion, which includes an application form and is available without charge. The
Bulletin lists test centers and gives complete information concerning tests.
The student must make his own arrangements well in advance of a selected
testing date so that his application is received in Princeton before the deadline
for filing applications.
5. A satisfactory health record. The complete medical history of each applicant
must be submitted on the medical form supplied by the Admissions Office
after approval has been given.
NOTE: Prospective students who have attended an accredited college but who
have earned less than 45 quarter hours of credit, must meet both fresh-
man and transfer admission requirements. This means that in addition to
following procedures for freshmen they must present a transcript show-
ing an overall "C" average on all college course work attempted. In
addition, such applicants must be eligible to return to the institution last
1. Students seeking to transfer from other colleges or universities must
furnish official transcripts of records from all institutions attended.
These transcripts must show eligibility to return to the institution last
attended and an overall 2.00 or "C" average on all course work
attempted. Courses satisfactorily completed in other accredited institu-
tions are evaluated in terms of the curriculum selected at Appalachian.
2. Junior college graduates must meet the scholastic requirement as listed
3. Transfer applicants must meet the same proficiency tests in reading,
speech, and written English as required of regular sophomores at Appala-
4. Transfer applicants must submit a satisfactory health record. The com-
plete medical history of each applicant must be submitted on the medical
form supplied by the Admissions Office after approval has been given.
NOTE: Prospective transfer students with less than sophomore standing (45
quarter hours of earned credit), must meet all entrance requirements for
freshmen, including satisfactory scores on the Scholastic Aptitude Test.
This is in addition to meeting all transfer admission requirements.
PROSPECTIVE TRANSFER STUDENTS SHOULD REFER TO
APPENDIX A OF THIS BULLETIN FOR GENERAL EDUCATION
(FIRST TWO YEARS) REQUIREMENTS AT APPALACHIAN.
1. Applicants who are mature and who may not meet admission requirements
but who have a satisfactory record of experience and education may be
admitted to courses which they may be able to pursue with profit.
2. Such applicants may be required to present evidence of having earned a
college degree or evidence of the need for specific courses. Applicants who
are regularly enrolled students at other institutions may be admitted as
"visiting" students provided the appropriate official at their institution
authorizes their attendance at Appalachian, approves the course work
selected, indicates the individual is in good standing at that institution, and
otherwise approves the transfer >f credits taken at Appalachian back to that
institution for degree purposes. At the end of one quarter's work visiting
students must transfer to Appalachian or withdraw from the university.
3. Special students who desire to become candidates for a degree from Appala-
chian must satisfy appropriate admission requirements.
For admission and graduation requirements, write Dean of the Graduate
ADMISSION OF AUDITORS
1. Students enrolled at the university or students admitted with satisfactory
records of experience and education may enroll for specific courses as
auditors with the consent of the Dean of Student Affairs and the instructor
2. Students who audit courses must register in the Registrar's Office, must be
regular in attendance, but will not receive grades or credit.
Students who wish to be considered for admission to the university as fresh-
men will obtain from the office of the Director of Admissions an application
packet, consisting of an application form, high school principal's transcript and
recommendation form, and instructions for completing and submitting these
All application forms are to be accompanied by an application fee of ten
dollars which is not refundable.
Applicants should request the Education Testing Service to send results of the
Scholastic Aptitude Test to the Director of Admissions.
Students who desire to transfer to Appalachian from another college or uni-
versity will obtain from the office of the Director of Admissions an application
packet consisting of an application form, dean of men or dean of women rec-
ommendation form, and instructions for completing and submitting these forms.
After all papers have been filed and evaluated, a statement of eligibility for
admission or a statement of shortages to be removed before admission can be
approved will be sent to the applicant.
Instructions for reserving dormitory space will be included in the letter of
approval sent to each qualified applicant.
Prior to the date of registration, information such as room assignment,
opening date, and orientation program will be sent to the students from the
Dean of the General College.
ADVANCED PLACEMENT PROGRAM
Appalachian participates in the Advanced Placement Program of the College
Entrance Examination Board. Freshmen who have demonstrated their achieve-
ment on specific College Entrance Examination Board Advanced Placement
Tests may have the results submitted to the university for consideration with
regard to placement in advanced courses and for college credit. Taking these
tests is optional on the part of the freshman applicant. Freshmen may also
qualify for advanced placement and credit by being invited (selection is by the
Director of Admissions) to take departmental tests in their areas of extensive
specialization during freshman orientation. Based upon these test results, the
amount and nature of the credit granted is determined by the Committee on
Academic Policies and Procedures and the pertinent department of instruction.
INFORMATION FOR VETERANS
The university is approved for providing training under Public Laws 358, G. I.
Bill effective June 1966; Public Law 634, the children of deceased or disabled
veterans; and Public Law 894, for disabled veterans. APPROVAL FROM THE
VETERANS ADMINISTRATION SHOULD BE RECEIVED BY THE STU-
DENT BEFORE ENTERING SCHOOL.
Student may contact the Veterans Administration Regional Office, 301
North Main Street, Winston-Salem, North Carolina for information and
Children of disabled or deceased veterans may receive assistance in payment
of tuition, room, meals and other university feed. For information regarding
eligibility and application forms students should write to the North Carolina
Veterans Commission, Raleigh, North Carolina.
FOREIGN STUDENT ADMISSION:
A student wishing to apply for undergraduate admission as a foreign student
should first make arrangements through the American Consulate in his own
country to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL Test). No
student can be approved (even if he meets other requirements) until a satisfac-
tory score is received.
Since Appalachian is a state-supported institution, it is not permitted to offer
financial assistance to foreign students. Therefore, arrangements for all expenses
should be made before a student leaves his own country.
EXPENSES AND FINANCIAL AID
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE FEE STRUCTURE INDICATED ON THE
FOLLOWING PAGES IS APPLICABLE ONLY TO THE 1970-1971
ACADEMIC YEAR. IT IS NOT ASSUMED THAT SUBSTANTIAL CHANGES
WILL OCCUR. THE UNIVERSITY, HOWEVER, RESERVES THE RIGHT TO
MAKE CHANGES IN THESE CHARGES WHEN CIRCUMSTANCES RE-
Fees are charged by the quarter and are due and payable in advance at the
beginning of each quarter. Any special arrangement for the payment of expenses
must be made at the time of registration with the Controller's Office.
It is estimated that the average student who is a North Carolina resident
incurs necessary expenses of approximately $1,150.00 for room, meals, tuition,
and fees during an academic year.
FEES PAYABLE EACH QUARTER FOR UNDERGRADUATES
Tuition and fees for residents of North Carolina
Tuition and fees for non-residents of North Carolina
Board, room, and laundry
The application for admission must be accompanied by an application fee of
$10.00, which is not deductible or refundable.
A fee of $116.00 for students entering Appalachian for the first time or
$50.00 for a student already enrolled must accompany application for a room
reservation. The room reservation fee is deductible from the room rent charge at
the opening of the first quarter of residence.
All students living in university dormitories are required to purchase the
minimum number of meal tickets at the time of registration. Mealbooks are
redeemable only during the academic year in which they are issued. The cost of
meals may vary considerably according to individual needs and desires. The
cafeteria is on the main campus and meals are available at moderate prices, for
cash payment or mealbook tickets.
With the approval of its governing bodies, the university reserves the right to
change these fees any time that it becomes necessary.
Regular day students pay all expenses except room rent, cafeterial meals,
laundry and dry cleaning.
Foreign students are considered out-of-state students and, therefore, have to
pay the out-of-state rate unless they have a graduate assistantship.
Students who register for less than full load pay the following charges:
One through three hours, $30.00; four through six hours, $43.00; more than
six hours, full charges.
The following statement governs a student's classification as a resident or
nonresident of North Carolina with respect to tuition payment.
1 . General: The tuition charge for legal residents of North Carolina is less than
for nonresidents. To qualify for in-state tuition, a legal resident must have
maintained his domicile in North Carolina for at least the six months pre-
ceeding the date of first enrollment or re-enrollment in an institution of
higher education in this state.
2. Minors: The legal residence of a person under twenty-one years of age at the
time of his first enrollment in an institution of higher education in this state
is that of his parents, surviving parent, or legal guardian. In cases where
parents are divorced or legally separated, the legal residence of the father will
control unless custody of the minor has been awarded by court order to the
mother or to a legal guardian other than a parent. No claim of residence in
North Carolina based upon residence of a guardian in North Carolina will be
considered if either parent is living unless the action of the court appointing
the guardian antedates the student's first enrollment in a North Carolina
institution of higher education by at least twelve months.
A minor student whose parents move their legal residence from North
Carolina to a location outside of the state shall be considered to be a non-
resident after six months from the date of removal from the state.
For the purpose of determining residence requirements under these rules, a
person will be considered a minor until he has reached his twenty-first
birthday. Married minors, however, are entitled to establish and maintain
their residence in the same manner as adults. Attendance at an institution of
higher education as a student cannot be counted as fulfilling the six-month
3. Adults: A person twenty-one years of age or older is eligible for in-state
tuition if he has maintained continuous domicile in North Carolina for the six
months next preceding the date of enrollment or re-enrollment, exclusive of
any time spent in attendance at any institution of higher education. An
in-state student reaching the age of twenty-one is not required to reestablish
residence provided that he maintains his domicile in North Carolina.
4. Married Students: The legal residence of a wife follows that of her husband,
except that a woman currently enrolled as an in-state student in an institution
of higher education may continue as a resident even though she marries a
nonresident. If the husband is a nonresident and separation or divorce occurs,
the woman may qualify for in-state tuition after establishing her domicile in
North Carolina for at least six months under the same conditions as she could
if she were single.
5. Military Personnel: No person shall be presumed to have gained or lost in-
state residence status in North Carolina while serving in the Armed Forces.
However, a member of the Armed Forces may obtain in-state residence status
for himself, his spouse, or his children after maintaining his domicile in North
Carolina for at least six months next preceding his or their enrollment or
re-enrollment in an institution of higher education in this state.
6. Aliens: Aliens lawfully admitted to the United States for permanent residence
may establish North Carolina residence in the same manner as any other
7. Property and Taxes: Ownership of property in or payment of taxes to the
State of North Carolina apart from legal residence will not qualify one for the
in -state tuition rate.
Change of Status: The residence status of any student is determined as of the
time of his first enrollment in an institution of higher education in North
Carolina and may not thereafter be changed except; (a) in the case of a
nonresident student at the time of his first enrollment who, or if a minor his
parents, has subsequently maintained a legal residence in North Carolina for
at least six months, and (b) in the case of a resident who has abandoned his
legal residence in North Carolina for a minimum period of six months. In
either case, the appropriate tuition rate will become effective at the beginning
of the term following the six-month period.
9. Responsibility of Student: Any student or prospective student in doubt con-
cerning his residence status must bear the responsibility for securing a ruling
by stating his case in writing to the admissions officer. The student who, due
to subsequent events, becomes eligible for a change in classification, whether
from out-of-state to in-state or the reverse, has the responsibility of imme-
diately informing the Director of Business Affairs and Registrar of this cir-
cumstances in writing. Failure to give complete and correct information re-
garding residence constitutes ground for disciplinary action.
STUDENT WELFARE AND ACTIVITIES
This fee supports such services and activities as health care, student govern-
ment, concerts and lectures, class dues, popular programs, forensics, dramatics,
intramurals, student publications, attendance at all athletic events on campus,
and transcript fee.
RENTAL OF TEXTBOOKS
A textbook rental fee entitles a student to receive textbooks used in each
course for which he registers. Notebooks, workbooks, manuals, and the like are
not included. These and other supplementary materials will be purchased by the
student. At the end of each quarter textbooks that are not needed further are
returned. A student who desires to own his textbooks may purchase them by
paying the difference between the rental fee and the purchase price.
LAUNDRY AND DRY CLEANING
Laundry of linens and personal clothing, pressing, and dry cleaning are pro-
vided at the university laundry. Students whose laundry service is in excess of
the minimum charge will settle the account with the Cashier's Office. All stu-
dents should have permanent name markings in every article to be laundered or
A person except those on university appointment and students registered for
a full schedule who audits a class pays the regular registration and tuition fees.
Auditors do not take tests, examinations, or receive grades or credit.
HOSPITALIZATION AND ACCIDENT INSURANCE
A hospital and accident insurance coverage is available on a voluntary basis to
all students at a low cost. For married or widowed students a family plan is also
offered. This insurance will pay a substantial part of charges for hospitalization,
surgical procedures, treatment for accidental injuries, diagnostic tests and medi-
cal emergencies. The insurance policy is effective for twelve months between
September first and August thirty-first and provides coverage both on campus
and off. Each student is urged to purchase this protection. In addition, the
University Health Services will pay the first twenty-five dollars toward the hospi-
tal bill of any student admitted to Watauga County Hospital in Boone.
LATE REGISTRATION 5.00 to 10.00
A student who does not complete his registration during the announced
registration date is charged a $5.00 fee, with an increase of $1.00 for each
additional late day of registration, the total not to exceed $10.00.
MUSIC PER QUARTER
One thrity-minute individual lesson a week, any
instrument or voice 1 5.00
Two thirty-minute individual lessons a week,
any instrument or voice 30.00
One class lesson a week, any instrument or voice 9.00
Practice rooms, voice, piano, organ, first
quarter hour 5.00
Each additional quarter hour 2.50
Practice rooms, strings, wind, percussion,
first quarter hour 2.50
Each additional quarter hour 1.25
PHYSICAL EDUCATION ACTIVITY
REFUND OF FEES
Room reservation fees from new students for the fall quarter are refundable
upon notification on or prior to May 10 and from returning students on or prior
to June 15. Requests for refunds should be made to the Director of Housing.
If a student withdraws from the university before the close of the registration
period, one-half of the room rent and tuition and a proportionate part of the
amount paid for meals will be refunded. If a student withdraws after the close of
the registration period, a proportionate part of the amount paid for meals will be
refunded. Refunds will be calculated from the date of the official withdrawal
from the university. Students who are suspended for disciplinary reasons or who
do not formally withdraw are not eligible for a refund.
STUDENT FINANCIAL AID
Opportunities for financial aid, though not unlimited, are within the reach of
almost every student who can show both superior academic achievement and
definite financial need. The student who realizes that he will be unable to meet
university expenses without assistance should determine the approximate
amount of assistance needed per quarter and take early initiative in seeking
information from the Director of Student Aid and should file applications for at
least one of the principal types of financial aid indicated below.
Aid applications for the following academic year must be submitted by April
15. In addition, applicants interested in receiving a National Defense Loan, or an
Educational Opportunity Grant administered through the university should also
have their parents submit a Parents' Confidential Statement. Forms may be
obtained from one's high school and should be submitted to the College Scholar-
ship Service, Box 176, Princeton, New Jersey.
INFORMATION TO VETERANS
The university is approved for providing training under provisions of Chapter
34, Title 38, U. S. Code, G. I. Bill effective June 1966; Chapter 35, Title 38, U.
S. Code, the children of deceased or disabled veterans; and Public Law 894, for
Students enrolling under provisions of Chapter 34 and 35 will pay fees at the
time of registration but receive a monthly education and training allowance from
the Veterans Administration. Since the first check is usually delayed, a veteran
should make his arrangements early.
Students may contact the Veterans Administration Regional Office, 301
North Main Street, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, for information and
necessary forms. Approval from The Veterans Administration regarding eligi-
bility should be received by the student before entering school. The approval
form (certificate of eligibility) should be submitted to the Financial Aid Office
for completion after the veteran enrolls.
Children of disabled or deceased veterans may receive assistance in payment
of tuition, room, meals, and other university fees. For information regarding
eligibility and application forms, students should write to the North Carolina
Veterans Commission, Raleigh, North Carolina.
STUDENT EMPLOYMENT PROGRAMS
The student employment programs enable eligible student to help pay college
expenses while attending classes full time. Students participating in the programs
are employed in the cafeterias, library, administrative offices, and in the various
colleges and departments of the university.
The student employment programs consist of The Appalachian State Univer-
sity Self-Help Program and The University Work-Study Program; the latter is of
federal assistance under Title I of The Economic Opportunity Act.
A student returning to school for the summer session only is not eligible to
work under this program.
Generally, a student may work up to fifteen hours per week. A student's
work schedule will depend upon class schedules and will be arranged by the
student and his work supervisor. The amount of compensation the student re-
ceives depends upon the program for which he qualifies. Many students earn as
much as one third of the total necessary expenses of the year.
Jobs off campus are not assigned by any committee or division of the univer-
sity, but such jobs do exist. Whenever possible, the Director of Student Aid will
help the student find one of these jobs.
STUDENT LOAN PROGRAMS
COLLEGE FOUNDATION, INC.
Applicant must be a bona fide resident of North Carolina to be eligible for a
loan from this source.
A student may borrow up to $1500 per year at a rate of 7 percent on the
unpaid principal balance. The federal government will pay the 7 percent interest
during the in-school period for students from families with adjusted incomes less
than $15,000.00 per year. The borrower will assume the full 7 percent interest
rate upon termination of his education in addition to 1/2 of 1 percent insurance
premium, which he pays during both in-school and repayment periods.
Information and applications will be forwarded, upon request, by writing the
Director of Student Financial Aid.
NATIONAL DEFENSE STUDENT LOAN PROGRAM
Appalachian participates in the National Defense Student Loan Program,
which is a part of the National Defense Education Act of 1958. An under-
graduate student may borrow up to $1,000 per year to a total of $5,000. The
amount of the loan committed to a student is based on the financial need of the
student. Graduate students may borrow as much as $2,500 per year to a maxi-
mum of $10,000. The repayment period and the interest do not begin until nine
months after the student ends his studies. The loans bear interest at the rate of
three percent per year and repayment of principal may be extended over a ten
year period, as long as a minimum repayment of $45 per quarter is met.
If a borrower becomes a full time teacher in an elementary or secondary
school or in an institution of higher education, as much as half of the loan may
be forgiven at the rate of ten percent for each year of teaching service. Bor-
rowers who elect to teach in certain eligible schools located in areas of primarily
low-income families may qualify for cancellation of their entire obligation at the
rate of fifteen percent per year.
A graduate or undergraduate student returning to school for the summer
session only is not eligible for a loan under this program.
NORTH CAROLINA SCHOLARSHIP LOAN FUND FOR
Established by act of the Legislature of North Carolina in 1957, and amended
in 1967, for capable students who are preparing to teach in the public schools of
North Carolina, this fund makes available a loan up to $600 a year. Students
with good high school or college records may be eligible for a loan for each of
four years. One annual loan is automatically cancelled for each year that the
student teaches in the public schools of North Carolina. If the student does not
teach, the loan must be repaid at four percent interest. For application forms,
interested students should write directly to the State Department of Public
Instruction, Raleigh, North Carolina. Applications should be submitted before
March 1 , preceding the fall enrollment at an Institution of Higher Learning.
SCHOLARSHIP LOAN FUND FOR PROSPECTIVE
TEACHERS OF THE MENTALLY RETARDED
This loan fund was established by an act of the Legislature of North Carolina
in 1963 and revised in 1967, for capable students who are preparing to teach the
mentally retarded, makes available a loan up to $900 per academic year. A
student may also qualify for $300 during the summer term or $150 per six
weeks term. Students with good high school or college records may be eligible
for a loan for each of four years. One annual loan is automatically cancelled for
each year the student teaches the mentally retarded in North Carolina. If the
student does not meet these requirements, the loan must repaid at four percent
interest. For application forms, interested students should write directly to the
State Department of Public Instruction, Raleigh, North Carolina.
UNIVERSITY CONSOLIDATED LOAN FUND
When a student borrows money from any of the loan funds, he signs a
promissory note and makes arrangements for repayment satisfactory to the
Office of the Controller. Arrangements may be made to repay the loan and
interest in installments over a reasonable period of time after graduation or
discontinuance of study. A student who receives a loan should understand that
loan funds are revolving funds and that the university has the same interest in
protecting them as it had in securing them.
The following loan funds have been established for the benefit of worthy
students who need financial aid:
Nora E. Edmondson Loan Fund of $500 was donated in 1956 by Mrs. Bertie
E. Perkins in memory of her sister, Miss Nora E. Edmondson, who at the time of
her death was the oldest graduate of the university, and who from her first visit
in 1942 until her death, was one of its most loyal and devoted friends. This fund
is available to graduate students only.
Frances L. Goodrich Loan Fund was contributed by the Trustees of Asheville
College. Loans are restricted to $300 per year and are available only to juniors
TheB. H. Harman Loan Fund amounting to $2,500 was established by Mr.
Harman and members of his family in 1968. Now living in Phoenix, Arizona, Mr.
Harman is a native of Watauga County and many of his relative have attended
Appalachian. He established the Loan Fund "in gratitude for what the university
has done for my people" in the county and the area. A maximum of $250 a year
may be borrowed, with a student being eligible for a maximum of $750 for his
four years at the university.
Library Science Loan Fund was donated in 1953 by Miss Eunice Query and
Miss Mabel Brister of the Appalachian faculty. The loan is available only to
majors in library science.
Mark Davis Loan Fund of $1 100 was donated in 1967 by Mark Davis.
Student Loan Fund of approximately $5,000 was donated over a period of
years by graduating classes.
W. J. Waters Graduate Loan Fund of $500 was donated in 1958 by S. J.
Waters, alumnus of Appalachian, for graduate students only.
Tau Beta Emergency Loan Fund was established during the winter quarter of
1969, to aid students with short term emergency financial needs. This fund is
intended to be a revolving fund to aid as many students as possible during their
stay at Appalachian.
GRANTS-IN-AID AND SPECIAL TALENT AWARDS
It is believed that special recognition should be given to those with demon-
strated special talents, and it is also believed that the university should continue
to strive for improvement of representative groups in the Performing Arts.
Student who feel they might qualify for these awards are encouraged to
Several fields of student activity, including dramatics, art, forensics, industrial
arts, music, baseball, basketball, football, and other activities, have been
approved for grants-in-aid and talent awards.
EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY GRANTS
This program is part of the Higher Education Act of 1965 with the purpose
being to assist in making available the benefits of higher education to qualified
high school graduates of exceptional financial need. Students who qualify may
be eligible for a grant of up to $1000 per year for a period of four academic
years. The recipient must maintain satisfactory progress in his course of study
and be a full-time student during the academic year.
Army ROTC Scholarship Program is designed to offer financial assistance
to outstanding young men in the four-year ROTC program who are interested in
the Amiy as a career. Each scholarship provides free tuition, textbooks, and
laboratory fees. Scholarships are awarded for a period of two years to students
who have completed the first two years of ROTC and are selected for the
Advanced Course. Application must be made through the Department of
Military Science prior to the completion ofMSII.
Four-year scholarships are available to qualified high school seniors. Applica-
tions should be initiated through guidance counselors in the first month of the
applicant's senior year in high school.
Students who are interested in a special talent award should write to the
appropriate department chairman for information. Athletes should write to the
coach of the sport in which they are interested in participating while attending
Alpha Gamma Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma awards a scholarship of
approximately $100 or more to a worthy student from Avery or Watauga
James G. K. McClure Scholarships, established in 1958 by the James G. K.
McClure Education Foundation, provides four scholarships of $500 each to
freshmen from designated western counties who give promise of high intellectual
attainment, who show evidence of Christian character, and who are in need of
Legislative Scholarships are awarded by an act of the General Assembly of
North Carolina. A number of tuition scholarships are awarded each year in the
amount of $150 each and are awarded on the basis of need and merit.
Endowment Scholarships were made available in 1957 by the Board of
Trustees from the income of Endowment Funds. Approximately 200 scholar-
ships valued at $125 upward are available to men and women who excel in
scholarship, who are needy, and who give promise of leadership at the university.
Living Endowment Fund for Scholarships, initiated by the class of 1956 and
continued by succeeding classes, provides fifteen to twenty scholarships annually
with an average value of $200. These scholarships are available to men and
women who are scholastically in the upper quarter of their class and who need
Voactional Rehabilitation Scholarships are available to students who have
physical disabilities which constitute vocational handicaps. These students are
eligible for scholarships from the North Carolina Vocational Rehabilitation
Department. These scholarships are available for four years provided the student
maintains a satisfactory record. For information, qualified students should write
to the Department of Vocational Rehabilitation, Raleigh, North Carolina.
The John Hilary Workman Memorial Scholarships, were established in 1960
in memory of Dr. John Hilary Workman, Professor of Economics from 1946
until his death in 1960. The scholarships were established by his sister, Miss
Sarah Workman, of Cherryville, North Carolina, from funds will by Dr. Work-
man to the Endowment Fund of the university, to be used in assisting needy and
Kenneth B. Linney Memorial Scholarship was established in 1961 in memory
of Kenneth B. Linney by contributions from friends and immediate family. The
scholarship of $ 1 50 is made available by annual auditions to high school seniors
who wish to major in voice, who have excellence of scholarship, seriousness of
purpose, financial need, and who show professional promise. The scholarship is
renewable by application.
The Collegiate Civic Club Scholarship, provides $100 annually to a student of
need and outstanding academic ability. The recipient of the award is selected by
the club from recommendations made by the Faculty Committee on Student
Presser Foundation Scholarship, established in 1965, provides $400 annually
for a music major who shows the greatest promise as a prospective teacher, who
exhibits music talent, and who has financial need.
The J. D. Rankin Memorial Scholarship was established in 1966 in memory of
the late Dr. Rankin, who was Dean of Appalachian for more than thirty years,
and was Dean Emeritus at the time of his death. He also served as interim
President. The scholarship is unrestricted.
Superior Student Awards. Fifteen o\' lliese scholarships are awarded each year
to selected applicants who rank in the upper 10% of their secondary school
graduating class and score at least 1200 on the Scholastic Aptitude Test. The
award is in the amount of $1 200, $300 per academic year.
Watauga Savings and Loan Scholarships, established in 1907, provides two
$250 scholarships each year for a young man and young woman graduate of
Watauga High School, teach scholarship will be awarded on an annual basis,
subject to renewal for each of three additional years if the recipient continues to
meet the requirements established for scholarship holders. Applicants will be
chosen with consideration being given to their high school record for both
scholarship and leadership, evidence of Christian character, intellectual promise
and demonstrated ambition.
The G. P. lagers Scholarship was established in 1969 by the faculty of the
Department of English to honor Dr. Eggers upon his retirement as Chairman of
the Department. Dr. loggers began his tenure at the University in 1927. The
scholarship is restricted to seniors and graduate students in English who earned
the undergraduate degree at Appalachian.
The Dr. J. li. H again an, Jr., Memorial Scholarship was established in 1969 by
the Trustees of the University in honor of Dr. Ilagaman with whom they had
served for several years. It is for students majoring in science, and preferably
preparing for careers in medicine.
PROGRAMS OF INSTRUCTION
The following represents a summary listing of the various programs of study
currently available (1970-1971) at Appalachian. Please note that any university
curriculum is a cumulative process. In effect, the listing of programs and majors
that follows may not be inclusive for the 1971-1972 academic year - the univer-
sity may add programs and majors not indicated below.
UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE PROGRAMS
BACHELOR OF ARTS. This is a liberal arts degree and requires a minor. Il
also requires two years of a foreign language or the equivalent for graduation.
Majors and minors in this degree are as follows:
Chemistry Philosophy & Religion
Economics & Business Physics
English Political Science
Geology Sociology & Anthropology
Art Industrial Arts
Biology Library Science
Computer Science Military Science
Economics & Business Music
English Philosophy & Religion
Geography Political Science
Health & Phys. Educ. Spanish
History Sociology & Anthropology
Home Economics Speech
BACHELOR OF MUSIC. This is a professional degree program which offers a
flexible curriculum that can be tailored to fit the needs of the individual student.
Programs other than those listed below such as concentrations in music
literature and/or theory are available by consulting the Music Department Chair-
man. An outside minor is not required in this degree program. Programs offered
Music Education - leading to teacher certification
General - Voice or Piano
Piano, Organ, Voice
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION. This degree
offers depth of study in the areas of Economics and Business. A minor is re-
Economics and Business
Same as Bachelor of Arts
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE. (Program A ) This degree program requires a
minor. Majors and minors are offered as follows:
Health & Physical Education Industrial Arts
Same as Bachelor of Arts
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE. (Program B) This is a professional degree leading
to teacher certification. AN INDIVIDUAL SEEKING THIS DEGREE IS NOT
ALLOWED TO HAVE AN OUTSIDE MINOR. (A student with this degree has
automatically minored in Education.) Majors in this degree are as follows:
Fconomics & Business
Health & Physical Education
Science - With a concentration in
Biology, Chemistry, Earth
Science, or Physics
Social Science - General or with
a concentration in Geography,
Political Science, Economics, or
Sociology & Anthropology
BACHELOR OF TECHNOLOGY/THIS IS A NEW DEGREE PROGRAM
OPEN ONLY TO GRADUATES OF TWO-YEAR PROGRAMS IN
TECHNOLOGY. Application procedure is similar to that required of transfer
students with the exception that only a limited number of students will be
admitted to the program each year. The university will be highly selective,
therefore, in admitting students to this program. A minor is not required with
this degree. Programs offered in this degree are as follows:
The university currently offers pre-professional programs in the following
A graduate program is offered leading to the Master of Arts and the Master of
Science degrees. The university also offers work leading to the advanced certifi-
cate in school administration and the certificate of advanced study. Both of
these programs call for one year beyond the Master's degree. Please refer to a
Graduate Catalog for detailed information concerning admission requirements,
expenses, and programs offered.
RESERVE OFFICERS' TRAINING CORPS - ARMY
The university currently offers an ROTC program for young men interested
in obtaining a commission in the U. S. Army upon graduation. This program
offers a four-year schedule open to freshmen and a two-year schedule open to
junior college transfers.
The university seeks to be aware of the problems and needs of students as
they adjust to the university community and become a part of it. To create an
environment conducive to happiness and good work and to provide
opportunities for the maximum development of each student, the university
supports a variety of activities and services to supplement the academic pro-
The Student Government Association is the governing agency of the Student
Body, acting within the framework of university policies and regulations. The
association is the representative voice of the student body and is divided into
three distinct branches: the Executive, the Legislative and the Judicial.
As the voice of the students, the organization serves as the foundation of
self-government and acts as a clearing house for student opinion. It has the
responsibility of communicating with students, faculty, administration, staff
and community leaders. In effect, all undergraduate students of the university
are members of the Student Government Association and may serve on Senate
Committees to make their wishes known. More than any other co-curricular
group, the student government must accept the responsibility which comes
from the entire student body, a responsibility encompassing concern for stu-
dent opinions, grievances, accomplishments and discipline.
STANDARD OF CONDUCT
The foundation of self-government at Appalachian State University rests on
the honor of its students. As a condition of acceptance and attendance at
Appalachian, students are required at all times to maintain a high standard of
private and public conduct both on and off campus. To lie, cheat, steal or break
one's word of honor under any circumstances is recognized as intolerable
conduct. Violation of other commonly accepted rules of behavior, whether or
not covered by specific regulations, will be subject to disciplinary action.
University officials reserve the right, with due process observed, to require
any student whose conduct is considered unsatisfactory to withdraw. Claims of
ignorance of such high standards and commonly accepted rules or of specific
regulations will not be accepted as an excuse for their violation.
STUDENT OFFICERS AND UNIVERSITY REPRESENTATION
Members of the student council, class and club officers, nominees for class
or campus honors, athletic managers, members of the publications staffs, parti-
cipants in public programs, cheerleaders, debaters, and any persons other than
athletic teams representing the university off campus, must be selected from
those students who have at the time of their election and who maintain through
their terms of office a grade point average of 2.0 or higher and freedom from
SOCIAL AND CULTURAL ACTIVITIES
Recognizing the importance of first hand acquaintance with man's cultural
heritage, the university sponsors a wide variety of social and cultural activities
throughout the year.
As a complement to its instructional program, the university brings to the
campus each year a variety of outstanding concerts, art exhibits, plays, lectures,
recitals and films which involve students and faculty in both classical and
contemporary expression of the fine arts. All of these activities are open to
students, faculty and visitors in order to extend cultural opportunities to the
The John Hiliary Workman Memorial Lectures, established in 1960, by Dr.
John Hiliary Workman and his sister, Miss Sarah Workman of Cherryville, North
Carolina, brings a nationally known speaker in the field of economics to the
campus each year for lectures. In addition to special programs, a student-
faculty committee presents outstanding programs of convocations, lectures, and
The Popular Programs Committee of the Student Government Association
sponsors a series of pop concerts during the academic year, which brings to
campus nationally known popular entertainment groups.
During the academic year, the Art Department presents a series of outstand-
ing art exhibits of prints, paintings and sculpture by distinguished con-
temporary artists. The artists' works are exhibited for public enjoyment, and
since the gallery is located in the Art Department, the works are available for
student study. Students and faculty are encouraged to exhibit their work
throughout the year. The department sponsors special art programs such as the
Senior and Faculty Art Exhibits.
Frequent recitals are given by the students and faculty of the Music
Department and by the various musical organizations; on occasions the depart-
ment features outstanding professional musicians as guest soloists in choral,
band and symphony concerts.
The Appalachian, the university newspaper, is published weekly by the stu-
dents. The Rhododendron, the university yearbook, is compiled during the
academic year and is distributed to the students in the spring quarter. A student
staff prepares and edits the Student Handbook, Mountaineer Reflections, which
contains information on student life and organizations, Qualified students are
elected by students to the editorial and business staffs of the publications,
which offer opportunities for students to develop their literary and journalistic
interests and abilities.
CLUBS AND PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES
The university supports a diversified program of club activities and interest
groups. There are over eighty different student organizations representing pro-
fessional and honorary societies as well as social, service and interest clubs.
Please consult the official student handbook for a complete listing of these
All student organizations on campus are chartered and supervised by the
Student Government Association and the Student Life Committee.
Many and various opportunities of a religious nature are available to stu-
dents. There are eight churches in Boone within easy walking distance from
campus - Advent Christian, Baptist, Church of Christ, Episcopal, Lutheran,
Methodist, Presbyterian and Catholic.
Through campus organizations, local churches and church affiliated groups,
such as the Baptist Student Union, Canterbury Club, Lutheran Student Associa-
tion, Newman Club, Wesley Foundation, and Westminster Fellowship, students
have opportunities for worship, fellowship, study groups, and campus and
ATHLETICS AND INTRAMURAL SPORTS
Amateur athletics are encouraged as an outgrowth of the physical education
program of the university. Athletic teams are not developed solely to win
games, but to create and develop a great interest in true sportsmanship and
Appalachian maintains athletic teams that compete in the following inter-
collegiate sports: baseball, basketball, football, golf, soccer, fencing, cross-
country, swimming, tennis, track, and wrestling. A faculty Council on Athletics
regulates the intercollegiate athletic program. A member of an athletic team
may not represent the university if he is on general probation.
The university maintains an extensive program of intramural sports. All
students are encouraged to participate in the program to benefit from physical
exercise and to develop good sportsmanship, self-reliance, and to gain ex-
perience in group participation and competition. Schedules of games are
arranged from season to season in many sports, such as archery, badminton,
basketball, horseshoes, soccer, softball, speedball, swimming, flag football,
tennis, track and volleyball.
The Department of Speech provides opportunities for students to gain valu-
able experiences and recreation through participation in a variety of activities.
Dramatics. A program of dramatic activities offers the student opportunities
to gain experience in all phases of theatre production. All regularly enrolled
students are eligible to participate in a program that includes major produc-
tions, student directed plays and readers theatre. Childrens Theatre productions
and musicals are produced. Students are invited to join the Playcrafters, a
continuing social and service organization for those interested in theatre activi-
ties. Consistent participation may lead to membership in Alpha Psi Omega
National Honorary Dramatic Fraternity.
Forensics. A full program of forensics provides opportunities for students to
develop their abilities in public speaking and debate. The student has a chance
to learn both from academic work and from travel. Scholarships are available
for those interested and qualified. An Executive Committee composed of mem-
bers of the speech faculty supervises the activity and a coordinator of forensics
arranges debating schedules, prepares student for debate tournaments and
directs the intramural and inter-collegiate forensics. Membership in Pi Kappa
Delta National Forensic Recognition Society is available to interested students.
Radio Workshop. Students interested in various aspects of radio broad-
casting are eligible for membership in the groups to be organized in 1970-71.
The extent of the activities will be determined by the anticipated development
For further information concerning any of the speech activities, inquire at
the Department of Speech.
The Department of Music provides many organizations and activities in
which students may gain valuable instruction, experience, and recreation.
The Marching Band, an all-university organization, functions in close
cooperation with the Athletic Association during the football and basketball
The Concert Band,an all-university organization open to any student with
experience in playing band instruments, gives several campus concerts each
year, including a "pop" concert.
The University Symphony Orchestra, open to all students who have ability
and experience in playing any orchestral instrument, appears in several concerts
during the years.
The University Singers accepts students who read music and sing well. Audi-
tions are open to all students. Emphasis is places on fine choral literature of all
periods, with particular emphasis given to the works of outstanding composers.
A major oratorio or opera is presented each year, and concerts are given locally
and throughout the state.
The Wind Ensemble is open to all students by audition. Emphasis is placed
on a high degree of musical performance. Concerts are given on campus during
the year, and a tour is planned each spring.
The Women's Glee Club is open to all women students who desire to sing.
The Men's Glee Club is open to all male students who are interested in
The Madrigal Singers is composed of eight selected voices, four women and
The Stage Band is open to all students by audition. Emphasis is placed on
developing a variety of popular music styles. This group performs for several
university -sponsored concerts and occasional off-campus school dances.
UNIVERSITY HEALTH SERVICES
The responsibility for assuring healthful conditions for study, work, and
personal life must be shared by all members of the academic community.
Appalachian recognizes its responsibility to provide students access to means of
assuring their optimum physical, emotional, intellectual, and social well being.
The Medical Center provides physicians, nurses and laboratory facilities
aimed toward prevention of illness and the treatment of disease.The Medical
Center is open twenty-four hours daily while the university is in session. Stu-
dents may be admitted to the Medical Center Infirmary for brief treatment of
minor illness. Persons requiring general hospital care are admitted to Watauga
The Psychological Services Center aims to stimulate a climate which
nourishes essential human relationships and which reduces intrapersonal and
interpersonal conflicts among all members of the community. Clinical psycho-
logists, guidance counselors, a psychiatrist, and others provide personal
counseling and psychotheraphy for students.
The Testing Division of Psychological Services has responsibility for organiz-
ing and administering individual and group tests for the university community.
Tests available range from individual psychological tests to large group tests
such as the Graduate Record Examination.
A hospital and accident insurance coverage is available on a voluntary basis
to all students at a low cost. For married or widowed students a family plan is
also offered. This insurance will pay a substantial part of charges for
hospitalization, surgical procedures, treatment for accidental injuries, diagnostic
tests and medical emergencies. The insurance policy is effective for twelve
months between September first and August thirty-first and provides coverage
both on campus and off. Each student is urged to purchase this protection. In
addition, the University Health Services will pay the first twenty-five dollars
toward the hospital bill of any student admitted to Watauga County Hospital in
All contracts with the University Health Services are considered confidential.
Records are maintained separately for use of health personnel only and are not
available to the administration, faculty, or anyone else. In case of serious illness
or injury in minors, the parents or guardians will be notified. The Health
Services do not issue "excuses" for class absences.
Students who withdraw from the university for reasons of health must re-
ceive medical clearance through the University Health Services before being
readmitted. Before clearance is granted the student must present evidence that
the condition which necessitated withdrawal has improved and that there is
reasonable expectation of his ability to participate in university life. The Health
Services will offer assistance aimed toward helping students with a health im-
pairment successfully attend the university.
The university has fourteen residence halls housing approximately thirty-
seven hundred single undergraduate students, with a limited number of spaces
reserved for graduate students.
The residence halls are staffed and supervised by professional personnel.
These staff members are responsible for the interpretation and implementation
of university policies and regulations established to insure the best interest and
welfare of the total group.
Each room is equipped with the basic furniture, but the student is expected
to supply linens, blankets, rugs, pillow, curtains, and other personal furnishings
according to individual tastes. Each student is expected to observe residence
hall regulations and take care of the furnishings of the room. Students may not
have in the room any cooking appliances, refrigerators, or any other electrical
appliances except lamps,radio, record player, sewing machine, hair drier, razor;
nor may they place any attachments to the walls, plumbing, or electric wiring.
The university reserves the right to inspect the residence halls regularly. Occu-
pants of each room are responsible for any damage to furnishings or room.
Damage in public areas will be assessed to all occupants of a residence hall or
part thereof involved, until such time as those causing the damage can be
The residence halls are closed during vacation periods indicated in the uni-
versity calendar, and no occupancy of rooms will be permitted during this time.
If a student finds it necessary to remain in Boone during a vacation period, the
Deans of Men and Women will assist in securing a room.
All single freshment under 21 years of age are required to live on campus
unless they live in Boone or the near vicinity with a close relative. To live off
campus all students under 21 years of age must have their parent's permission
in writing on file with the Dean of Men or Dean of Women.
A student must be registered for at least 12 quarter hours to be eligible for a
room on campus.
All students reserving rooms are subject to an academic year housing con-
tract (three quarters). Regulations concerning this contract are as follows:
A student who reserves a room for the fall or winter quarters is obligated to
pay room rent for the subsequent quarter (s) of that academic year as long as
he is enrolled, unless another student from a waiting list occupies the space.
If a residence hall student plans not to enroll for a subsequent quarter he
must notify the housing office by one week prior to examination week at the
end of the current quarter. If he does not give such notification, he will be billed
for a quarter's room rent even though he is not enrolled, and his accounts with
the university will not be clear until the bill is paid.
Unless a student notifies the housing office that he will be late, the residence
hall space must be occupied by the night of the first day's classes in each
quarter. Otherwise, the reservation for that space will be cancelled, and he will
be billed for a quarter's rent. Exceptions:
(1) A residence hall student in the fall quarter who student teaches in the
winter or spring quarters is not obligated to pay room rent for that quarter, but
he ,i£ obligated to notify the housing office of his intention not to occupy the
room in a coming quarter by one week prior to examination week at the end of
the current quarter. Otherwise, he will be billed for the rent.
(2) A residence hall student who gets married during the year will not be
obligated to pay for a space in the quarter subsequent to the marriage, if the
student wishes to move off-campus. However, he is obligated to give notice to
the housing office of his intention not to occupy his room prior to examination
week at the end of the current quarter. Otherwise, he will be billed for the rent.
(3) A student who is suspended by action of university authorities will not be
obligated to pay room rent for a subsequent quarter in which he is not enrolled.
(4) Other exceptions may be made upon recommendation of the Deans of
Men or Women in case of extreme emergency.
The university reserves the right to require an occupant to vacate his space in
the residence hall if this is deemed to be in the best interests of the university.
Room reservation forms should be requested from the Office of Student
Housing, and the completed form should be mailed directly to the university
cashier with a check or money order for reservation deposit payable to Appala-
chian State University. The reservation deposit is deducted from the room rent
charge for the first quarter in residence.
RESIDENCE HALL REFUNDS
Reservation fees from new students for fall quarter are refundable upon
notification on or prior to May 10, and from returning students on or prior to
June 15. Request for refunds should be made to the Director of Housing.
If a student withdraws from the university before the close of the registration
period, one half of the room rent and tuition and a proportionate part of the
amount paid for meals will be refunded. If a student withdraws after the close of
the registration period, room rent will not be refunded, but a proportionate part
of the amount paid for meals will be refunded.
Because of limited residence hall space, some students may find it necessary
to secure privately owned housing in the university area. A listing of available
privately owned housing may be obtained from the Office of Student Housing.
Men and women who plan to live in privately owned housing and who are not
living at home or with close relatives must receive permission from the Dean of
Men or the Dean of Women to do so. All students enrolled in the university,
whether living on campus or off campus, are subject to the rules of good citizen-
ship and exemplary conduct as administered and supervised by the university
administration and Student Government Association.
All students, faculty, staff, and employees of Appalachian State University
who operate or park a motor vehicle on the university campus or its environs
must register his or her motor vehicle with the university before he is allowed to
park on the campus. This includes students attending as commuters.
All members of the freshman and sophomore classes not residing with
immediate relatives, all students on academic or disciplinary probation, and all
students who have an academic average below "C'\ are prohibited from register-
ing, maintaining, or operating any type of motor vehicle on the campus or its
Application for parking privileges may be made at Registration on Registra-
tion Day. THIS IS DONE AS A PART OF ACADEMIC REGISTRATION. The
parking decal should be affixed to the motor vehicle by the first day of classes at
which time any out-of-date parking decals must be removed.
Any student requiring the use of a motor vehicle after Registration Day for
any period, however short, must immediately register his or her motor vehicle
before he is allowed to drive or park on the campus. All vehicles not registered
on Registration Day must be registered at the University Traffic & Security
A student may not register a vehicle that was or is owned or used primarily
by another student, unless ownership of the vehicle has been transferred and
proof to that effect can be shown.
Appalachian has a new and modern Post Office located on the first floor of
the Plemmons Student Center. All students living in a residence hall on campus
are pre-assigned a post office box. No additional charge is required for this
service. Boxes are not available for off-campus students.
When a student moves off campus or leaves Appalachian, it is very important
that he check by the Post Office window and leave his correct forwarding
As one of it student services, Appalachian maintains a central Office of Place-
ment with a Director and staff whose function is to assist students and alumni in
securing suitable positions. The total placement function of the University is the
responsibility of this office. All commercial, industrial, governmental, and educa-
tional placement is handled by this one office. All qualified students and alumni
who have completed or expect to complete any one of the degree programs
register for permanent placement services.
Although the Office of Placement cannot guarantee professional appoint-
ments, every effort is made to study the professional qualifications and interests
of the student and to assist him in obtaining satisfactory placement. Relation-
ships have been established with outstanding school systems, colleges, industries,
and local, state and federal governmental agencies throughout the country. The
Office maintain accurate and up-to-date information regarding vacancies, certifi-
cation and license requirements, and qualifying examinations, and arrangements
for interviews with prospective employers.
The Office of Placement maintains membership in the Southern College
Placement Association, the College Placement Council, and the State and
National Association for School, College and University Staffing. Students and
alumni of member institutions are entitled to reciprocal placement services and
nationwide computerized service.
The university's news bureau gathers, compiles and distributes all newsworthy
facets of campus life to appropriate news media organizations. Some 400 news-
papers, radio stations and television stations, most of which are located in
Virginia, Tennessee, North Carolina and South Carolina, are kept continually
aware of the Appalachian activities which are of interest to the general public.
The news bureau is responsible for preparing releases to keep the public
informed about all phases of the university, including coverage of the institu-
tion's athletic teams. The department also handles the publication and distribu-
tion of various brochures. Complete photographic service, including a full-time
photographer and darkroom facilities, functions as a major asset to the overall
news bureau operation.
All graduates, former students who have attended for one year or earned
twelve (12) hours of credit, and personnel officially associated with the univer-
sity are members of the Alumni Association. The purpose of the Association is
to promote and encourage fellowship and friendship among its members; to
foster good will on the part of its members and others toward the university; and
in general to aid and assist the university through implementing such projects
and undertakings as the Association shall from time to time adopt.
There are no membership dues in the Association; however, many alumni
express their active interest in the university by contributing voluntarily to the
"Heartline Fund," which stimulates the growth of every school activity. Dona-
tions to the Fund are solicited annually by means of a direct mail campaign to
all alumni of the university.
Active alumni chapters are organized in the following North Carolina
counties: Alamance, Alleghany, Ashe, Cabarrus, Caldwell, Catawba, Cleveland,
Davie, Forsyth, Gaston, Guilford, Iredell, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Moore,
Randolph, Rowan, Rutherford, Surry, Union, Wake, Watauga, and Wilkes. In
addition there are active alumni chapters in the southeastern and western dis-
tricts of North Carolina; in Florida; in Danville, Virginia; and in Washington, D.
OFFICERS OF THE ASSOCIATION ARE:
Jim Whittington, Salisbury, N. C President
Mark Davis, Hickory, N. C President Elect
Harold Lawing, Lenoir, N. C Vice-President
Carolyn Harmon, Charlotte, N. C Secretary
T. Roy Phillips, Carthage, N. C Past President
Robert E. Snead, Boone, N. C Director of Alumni Affairs
The following is a list of General Education requirements currently necessary
for admissions to the upper division colleges at Appalachian. THE PROSPEC-
TIVE TRANSFER STUDENT SHOULD CONTACT THE APPROPRIATE
ACADEMIC DEPARTMENT AT APPALACHIAN TO DETERMINE HIS
COURSE SCHEDULE WHILE ATTENDING JUNIOR COLLEGE.
GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS 59-64 q.h.
Courses in communication, humanities, mathematics, social science, natural
science, and behavioral science are designed to give a student competence in
communication and logical thinking, a broad acquaintance with the various com-
ponents of human knowledge, and understanding of our cultural and social
heritage, and an opportunity to develop value judgments, constructive attitudes,
and the ability to function purposefully in a democratic society. A student
should make every effort to complete this program early in his college career.
For all baccalaureate degrees, a student shall complete the following require-
ments in General Education:
a. Communication - 9 q.h.
ENGLISH 101-102-103 either must be completed or proficiency at the level
of the courses demonstrated by examination. If proficiency is demonstrated
by examination appropriate credit will be given without grade.
Students who are candidates for teacher certification must also take Speech
b. Humanities*- 18 q. h.
Courses must be elected from at least three areas listed below. Two of the
courses must be in literature. Approved courses in literature are underlined.
ART 217, 301 , 302, 303, 304, 306
ENGLISH, any course in literature
FRENCH 301, 302, 303; 305, 306; 401, 402, 403; 461, 462,463,465, 467
MUSIC 21 7; 304-5-6
PHILOSOPHY, any course subject to stated prerequisites
RELIGION, any course subject to stated prerequisites. The following satisfy
the literature requirement: 201, 203, 205; 301, 304 ; 402
SPANISH 30^, 302, 303; 305, 306; 401_, 402,^03; 457; 461, 463, 466, 471
SPEECH 206;217;310, 311, 312;406
c. Social Sciences - 15-17 q.h.
HISTORY 101, 102, 103 either must be completed or proficiency at the level
of these courses demonstrated by examination. If proficiency is demonstrated
by examination, appropriate credit will be given without grade.
In addition, two courses must be selected from the list below. The courses
must be from different areas.
ANTHROPOLOGY 210, 315
ECONOMICS, any course subject to stated prerequisites
GEOGRAPHY 101, 102,203,216
POLITICAL SCIENCE, any course subject to stated prerequisites
SOCIOLOGY, any course except 205 and 206, subject to stated prerequisites
PSYCHOLOGY 201, 202;450, 451
d. Biological and Physical Sciences** - 9 - 12 q.h.
Courses must be selected from one of the areas listed below, subject to stated
BIOLOGY (except 297, 303, 450, 45 1 , 452, 457, 459, 475)
e. Mathematics - 5 q.h.
MATHEMATICS 101 or 107 either must be completed or proficiency at the
level of these courses demonstrated by examination. If proficiency is demon-
strated by examination, appropriate credit will be given without grade.
f. Physical Education - 3 q. h.
PHYSICAL EDUCATION ACTIVITY COURSES
*Foreign language courses taken to meet other bachelor's degree graduation
requirements may not serve to meet general education requirements.
**In the program for applied music, this will be satisfied by a five quarter
hour course in acoustics and sound offered by the Physics Department.
Further requirements for the degrees are listed under the programs of the
degree granting colleges.
PROFICIENCY REQUIREMENTS AND SCREENING
All students who are candidates for teacher certification must pass pro-
ficiency tests in reading, speech, and written English. Tests are given in speech
and reading during the freshman and/or sophomore years and in written English
during the sophomore year. Transfer students also must pass these tests.
Transfer students who have completed two full years of college will be
required to pass the tests in reading and written English within the first two
quarters after they are admitted. They must pass the test in speech within the
first three quarters after they are admitted. If they do not pass the tests within
the allotted time, they will be required to withdraw from the university.
The proficiency requirements and screening are administered by the Dean of
the General College.
Accrediting Associations, member of 60
Foreign Students .'.17
Advanced Placement Program 16
Alumni Association 46
State Normal School 10
State Teachers College 10
Training School 10
Board and Room 19
Calendar for University 1971-72 3
Campus, description of 10
Cars 43, 44
College Entrance Examination Board 14
Colleges of the University 11
Contents, Table of 5
Correspondence Directory 4
Cultural Activities 36
Day Students 20
Degrees Offered 31, 32, 33
Dry Cleaning 22
Employment, student 24, 25
Financial Aid 24
Foreign Students 20
Freshman Admission 13
General Education Requirements 47
Appendix A 47, 48
Grants 27, 28
Off campus 43
On campus 41
Instructional Programs 31
Hospital and accident 22
Intramural sports 37
Loans 25, 26, 27
Location of University 9
Mail, student 44
Medical Center 39, 40
Member of Accrediting Associations 60
Motor Vehicles 43, 44
Musical Activities 38
News Bureau 45
Organization of the University 1 1
Parking 43, 44
Part time, students 20
Placement 44, 45
Post Office 44
Pre-Professional Programs 33
Proficiency Requirements 49
Programs, instructional 31
Psychological Services 40
Publications, student 37
Purpose of University 9
Refunds, Housing 43
Religious life 37
Admission 13, 14
Freshman .13, 14
Housing 41, 42, 43
Transfer 14, 15
Proficiency Reservations for housing 41 , 42, 43
Freshman requirements 41
Status change 21
Scholarship 28, 29, 30
Scholastic Aptitude Test 14
Social Activities 36
Societies, professional 37
Special Talent awards 27, 28
Standard of Conduct 35
Transfer 14, 15
Eligibility 14, 15
Students 14, 15
University organization 11
Veterans 1 6, 24
Visiting Students 15
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1 President's home
2 Bowie Hall
3 Stadium Fieldhouse
4 New Men's Residence Hall
5 New Men's Residence Hall
6 Justice Hall
7 Newland Hall
8 Duncan Hall
9 Rankin Science Building
10 Smith-Wright Hall
11 Old Library
12 New Library
13 Watauga Hall
15 Gymnasiums — Broome- Kirk/Varsity
16 Power Plant
17 Physical Plant & Laundry
18 I.G. Greer Hall
19 B.B. Dougherty Administration
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21 Administration Building Annex
22 East Hall
23 New Classroom Building
24 Lovill Hall
25 New Women's Residence Hall
26 Hoey Hall
27 Doughton Hall
28 White Hall
29 New Women's Residence Hall
30 Home Management House
31 Faculty Apartments
32 Workman Hall
33 Lucy Brock Nursery School
34 Lillie S. Dougherty Home Economics
35 W. H. Plemmons Student Center
37 Appalachian Elementary School
38 Chappell-Wilson Hall
39 W. Kerr Scott Industrial Arts Building
40 Campus Reservoir
All Letters— Parking areas
Appalachian State University
Is An Accredited Member Of
THE SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGES AND
THE NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR ACCREDITATION OF
THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGES FOR
THE AMERICAN COUNCIL ON EDUCATION
THE COUNCIL OF GRADUATE SCHOOLS IN THE UNITED STATES
THE NORTH CAROLINA ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGES AND
THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOLS OF MUSIC
THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF UNIVERSITY WOMEN
THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BUSINESS
THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF STATE COLLEGES AND