Appalachian State University is committed to developing and allocating resources to the fundamental task of creating a diverse campus culture. We value diversity as the expression of human similarities and differences, as well as the importance of a living and learning environment conducive to knowledge, respect, acceptance, understanding and global awareness.
- Appalachian State University Diversity Statement
total underrepresented student enrollment
2016 freshmen from traditionally underrepresented groups
2016 male-to-female student ratio
number of international students on campus in fall 2016
full-time faculty from underrepresented populations
self-identified service members in the student population
Sources: IRAP, Military Affairs Committee, Office of International Education and Development.
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
The 2017 James Beard Humanitarian of the Year Award and a Boone pay-what-you-can cafe tell a story about hunger and the Appalachian Community.
Thursday, May 4, 2017
The application deadline has been extended to May 24 for Appalachian’s Inclusion Infusion Summer Institute, to be held on campus June 5-7 for Appalachian administrators, staff and faculty. Space is limited.
Friday, April 21, 2017
In her op-ed for Higher Education Works, Chancellor Sheri N. Everts discusses how Appalachian is building upon faculty and staff expertise as well as student passion and creativity to engage our campus and community in innovating a bright future for our region, state and world.
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Part of the NEH’s “Dialogues on the Experience of War” program, this grant project was developed by Dr. Valerie Wieskamp, Department of Communication; Dr. Lynn Searfoss, Department of English; and Dr. Clark Maddux, Watauga Residential College.
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Book clubs have had resurgence ever since Oprah launched one 20 years ago, and a program at Appalachian State University that helps students with learning differences has adopted the format with great success. The program supports two clubs, one for faculty and one for students.
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Sarah Beth Anderson, who is pursuing a Master of Arts degree in the clinical mental health counseling program at Appalachian, has received a scholarship that includes $8,000 to defray the costs of her education as well as training in the counseling of underserved rural populations.
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Through the Appalachian Senior Companion Program and the Appalachian Foster Grandparent Program, area senior citizens assist some of the region’s youngest and oldest residents in five counties: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Watauga and Wilkes.
Thursday, April 27, 2017
In praise of poetry, at a time when the arts and humanities are so under fire, it’s crucial to emphasize the reach and influence of literature and writing, of the arts and humanities — in all their guises — into often uncharted waters among people we don’t often think of as writers or poets or artists. On April 19, The Appalachian Veterans Arts & Humanities Collective at Appalachian hosted a staged reading of “Brothers Like These,” comprised of stories and poems, written by 18 Vietnam combat veterans.
Monday, May 29, 2017
Veterans Memorial, adjacent to the B.B. Dougherty Administration Building
Appalachian State University will mark Memorial Day with a ceremony featuring remarks by Eric Gormly, the coordinator of student veteran services at Appalachian.
June 5-7, 2017
Plemmons Student Union’s Parkway Ballroom and Blue Ridge Room
Application deadline extended to May 24, 2017
Appalachian State University will host a three-day Inclusion Infusion Summer Diversity Institute for 25 administrators/staff and 25 faculty members. The event is designed to encourage inclusion practices and relationships that support a state of being valued, respected and supported.
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts
$5 includes ticket, snack and drink
A young orphaned boy and a baby elephant end up together in an adventure that takes them from an exotic jungle to a bustling city. They’ll discover that through all the laughter, the fun, the challenges and the surprises, life is better when you share it with a friend.
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts
Based on a true story, The Innocents tells the story of a French Red Cross doctor, Mathilde Beaulieu, who is treating the last of the French survivors of a German prison camp in a clinic outside of Warsaw. There will be a pre-film talk with Dr. John Pfeifer.
College campuses have historically been places where students shine a spotlight on issues of national and international importance, and Appalachian is no exception.
August 5, 2016
An Appalachian global studies student takes on fast-fashion, engaging the university along the way to improve conditions for workers producing licensed collegiate apparel.
June 30, 2016
On Monday, June 13, more than 170 members of the Appalachian State University and High Country community gathered in the Solarium at Plemmons Student Union in remembrance of those whose lives were taken and endangered by the mass shooting in Orlando on Sunday, June 12.
January 15, 2016
The Appalachian community is bringing the internationally renowned Sustained Dialogue Initiative to campus. The result will be dialogues designed to cultivate strong, trusting relationships and to foster respect for each individual and their ability to contribute to positive change.
December 8, 2014
A documentation of a student-organized #BlackLivesMatter solidarity demonstration held on Appalachian State University’s campus December 8, 2014.
October 29, 2014
On October 29, 2014, students, faculty and staff participated in a silent demonstration to raise awareness about and create support for the “other” part of the App State community.
Chancellor Kenneth E. Peacock formed the 35-member Chancellor’s Commission on Diversity in Spring 2013 to ensure Appalachian is a welcoming community of scholars which values, respects and embraces diversity across all units.