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, April 27, 2016
Of 17,932 students enrolled at Appalachian, only 48 are Native American. Through a partnership with Cherokee Central Schools, a professor and student at Appalachian State University aim to recruit other Native American students to Appalachian State through the creation of the Native American Student Association.
Monday, April 25, 2016
Professors from Universidad de la Habana visited Appalachian State University recently to learn about Appalachian’s sustainable technology programs. Appalachian was one of only a few campuses the professors toured.
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.
Thursday, August 27, 2015
Last year, Chancellor Everts charged the Chancellor’s Commission on Diversity to provide recommendations focused on the recruitment and retention of students, staff and faculty from underrepresented groups. At the end of the spring 2015 semester, the Chancellor’s Commission on Diversity, after a year of thoughtful work, presented the Chancellor with fourteen proposals.
April 27-May 1, 2016
Originally conceived as a television series, “Avenue Q” is like “Sesame Street” for adults. It is a hilarious, irreverent, sweetly satiric coming-of-age parable performed by Muppet-style puppets alongside human actors. Rated R for adult themes and language.
Saturday, April 30, 2016
PSU Blue Ridge Ballroom
The Mitzvah Project is a one-person play performed by Roger Grunwald, an acclaimed actor and child of survivor who co-wrote the piece with Broadway veteran and director Annie McGreevey. The play tells the tragic story of Christoph Rosenberg, a German half-Jew who became a decorated officer in Hitler’s army.
Thursday, May 5, 2016
Belk Library and Information Commons
On Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Memorial Day), the Center for Judaic Holocaust, and Peace Studies along with the Temple of the High Country and Appalachian's Hillel chapter will organize a public reading of the names of European Jews murdered by the Germans and their allies during the Holocaust.
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Schaefer Center for the Visual Arts
Johann Radmann is a young and idealistic public prosecutor who takes an interest in the case of Charles Schulz, a former Auschwitz extermination camp commander, who is now teaching at a school in West Berlin. Radmann is determined to bring Schulz to justice, but the horrors of the past and the hostility shown toward his work make it nearly impossible for him to find his way through the maze and to the truth.
College campuses have historically been places where students shine a spotlight on issues of national and international importance, and Appalachian is no exception.
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.