Being a SOUL

SOULS are trained to improve their:

Campus Resource Expertise

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Intensive training surrounding a variety of campus resources will be integrated through a multitude of ways, as to provide SOULs ease when asked about offices and organizations on campus. Some examples are The Office of Disability Services, Office of Transfer Articulation, and Technology Support Services.

Crisis Management Skills


SOULs will be trained in crisis communication, group facilitation, interpersonal communication, public speaking, and so much more!

Facilitation Skills

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SOULs will learn ways to effectively work and facilitate sessions with both students and parents. These sessions will range from assisting in parent panels to leading group advising sessions.

Academic Understanding



During training, SOULs will be taught about Appalachian's General Education curriculum, and why it is an important facet to an Appalachian degree.

Orientation Knowledge

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SOULs will gain a deep understanding of the New Student Orientation program and detailed session information. Training will cover information on sessions such as The Appalachian Way, Parent Panels, and Advising Sessions.