total underrepresented student enrollment
2015 freshmen from traditionally underrepresented groups
male-to-female student ratio
approximate number of international students each year
full-time faculty from underrepresented populations
service members in the student population
Sources: IRAP, Military Affairs Committee, Office of International Education and Development.
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.
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
The outdoor theatre Horn in the West and the Hickory Ridge Living History Museum are undergoing revitalizations beginning this year thanks in part to Carson Sailor, a public history graduate student at Appalachian State University.
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Appalachian State University is one of 40 public and private institutions across the nation to host the six-week institute focused on civic leadership.
Friday, May 13, 2016
This month marks the end of our academic year and provides an opportunity for us to reflect and evaluate the progress on our diversity priorities.
Friday, April 22, 2016
In a recent visit to Appalachian State University’s podcast studio, one of America’s foremost African American voices, Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, shares his thoughts on 21st-century activism, and the value of empathy.
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Anthropologist and author Nina Jablonski posits human evolution has taken off like the world’s fastest sprinter, dramatically changing the human face of the earth. She explores skin color and race and the roles they’ve played socially, biologically and from a health perspective over the last 200,000 years.
Friday, November 20, 2015
Are sustainability and social justice answers to the same question? Hear what Bindu Kolli Jayne, chief diversity officer and associate vice chancellor for equity, diversity and compliance, shares with the university's director of sustainability.
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Renowned journalist and author Ray Suarez talks about culture change anxiety, why it's important to increase the number of black and brown college graduates and what Appalachian can learn about family from Hispanic/Latino cultures.
Monday, October 5, 2015
Appalachian recognizes four alumni who were instrumental in the university’s early diversity efforts.
July 23-28, 2016
The Symposium provides public and private school teachers, university faculty, students, and community members information and insights about the victims, perpetrators, and consequences of the Nazi Holocaust. The Symposium provides approximately 40 hours of lectures, workshops, discussions, films, and demonstrations.
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Turchin Center for the Visual Arts
Join historians Bettie Bond and Eric Plaag for a fascinating journey into our town’s past, as reflected by selections from the Bobby Brendell Postcard Collection, a compelling assortment of more than 400 postcards from the local area collected by Brendell during his lifetime.
Thursday, July 28, 2016
Schaefer Center for the Visual Arts
Based on the acclaimed children's novel by Cécile Aubry, Belle and Sébastian follows the courageous adventures of a young boy and his giant sheepdog amidst the stunning backdrop of the snow-covered Alps.
Thursday, July 28, 2016
$20 Adult, $10 Student/Child
Mauzy is a tale about tale-telling, about songs, about how storytellers can mix so deep into the stories themselves that they never find their way out—out of the story, or out of the mountains, or back to the world of the living.
College campuses have historically been places where students shine a spotlight on issues of national and international importance, and Appalachian is no exception.
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.