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.
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.
Friday, April 14, 2017
In an address to the campus community, Appalachian State University’s Dr. Paul Gates offers reasons universities are the ‘home of ideas’ and why students should not fear free speech.
Thursday, April 6, 2017
Application deadline is May 1 for Appalachian’s Inclusion Infusion Summer Institute, to be held on campus June 5-7 for Appalachian administrators, staff and faculty. Space is limited.
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Appalachian State University’s Center for Judaic, Holocaust and Peace Studies and the College of Arts and Sciences program in Judaic, Holocaust and Peace Studies at collaborated with four organizations to create a study abroad research trip in Holocaust studies for Appalachian students during their 2017 spring break.
Monday, February 27, 2017
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program offers fellowships for U.S. graduating college seniors, graduate students, young professionals and artists to study, conduct research and/or teach English abroad.
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.
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Drawing from scientific, philosophical, and artistic processes, Dr. Sara Rich will present methods developed in the East Mediterranean and North Atlantic for interrogating the inanimate but knowledgeable entities of shipwrecks, forest landscapes and soggy old bits of wood.
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
PSU Whitewater Cafe
Global Exchange brings domestic and international students together to enjoy music, food, and dance from around the world. Beginner's salsa dance lesson with instructor Aneisy Cardo starts at 4:10 pm. No experience necessary!
April 26-30, 2017
By Muthal Naidoo. The play looks at the Mahabharata from a woman's point of view and the Epic becomes a metaphor for the patriarchal society in which women function mainly as adjuncts.
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Rosen Concert Hall
The Appalachian Gospel Choir, a student ensemble of Appalachian State University, sings music drawn from the African-American religious experience. The April 26 program will typify the group’s penchant for singing music with lively syncopated rhythms and soul-stirring harmonies.
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.