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.
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
A new Student Veteran Resource Center, slated to open later this year on the campus of Appalachian State University, will serve the needs of Appalachian students who are active duty military personnel and veterans.
Monday, September 19, 2016
Eric Burton, a senior geography major in Appalachian’s Honors College, could be the poster child for the university’s General Education program – a course of study that promotes critical and creative thinking; effective communication; making local-to-global connections and understanding responsibilities of community membership.
Wednesday, August 31, 2016
How do you find your identity in college? Why is identity important? Saray Smalls welcomes Appalachian State's Associate Director of Multicultural Student Development Lindy Wagner to the studio to discuss the topic of identity.
Wednesday, August 31, 2016
For six weeks during summer, Appalachian State University hosted 25 young leaders from 19 African countries from the 2016 Mandela Washington Fellowship Institute. Their time in Boone provided them opportunities to observe, note and discuss practices that allow area nonprofit agencies to flourish.
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.
Monday, October 5, 2015
Appalachian recognizes four alumni who were instrumental in the university’s early diversity efforts.
September 22-25, 2016
I.G. Greer Studio Theatre
First Year Showcase is a high energy and fast-paced introduction to the Department of Theatre and Dance. First year theatre students quickly form an ensemble and prepare a one act play, either from an original concept or a published work. First year dance students audition for selection in either a faculty or student choreographed dance.
Sunday, September 25, 2016
114 Belk Library and Information Commons
The keynote lecture of the 2016 annual meeting of the North Carolina Jewish Studies Consortium will be given by Frank Porter Graham Professor Emeritus Christopher R. Browning of Tacoma, Washington. Browning is one of the foremost experts and key pioneers in the field of Holocaust Studies.
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
PSU Whitewater Lounge
Global Exchange is a free monthly event that brings domestic and international students together to enjoy music, food, and dance from around the world.
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
PSU Parkway Ballroom
Bruce Weigl: "Writing about personal trauma is a difficult thing to do, but almost thirty years of experience working with veterans of several wars has taught me that it is also a powerful tool that can be restorative and even life-saving."
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.