Engage in Appalachian culture as you study the social, political, and environmental issues of the region from an interdiciplinary perspective.

Beyond the Classroom

Study Appalachia

Appalachian Center

Visit the Solitude house, which now acts as a multi-use Appalachian Center. With its Greek revival architecture, the oldest structure on campus is now considered a Virginia landmark. The center is one of 15 members in the Consortium of Appalachian Centers which engages students through the  Appalachian Teaching Project. 


Undergraduate Research

Research and Scholarship
Research Appalachia

Design your own research project and work closely with a faculty advisor to plan and discuss your findings. You can also participate in a collaborative research project with a faculty member.

Find support through the Dorothy Foster McCombs Endowed Scholarship. If you're from the Appalachian region, you can apply for an award in your sophmore, junior, or senior year.  

Electronic Antiquity

Anita Puckett

207 Solitude


(540) 231-9526