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.
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.
Friday, January 20, 2017
As part of a recent project of Appalachian’s American Cultural Center at Northeastern University (NEU) in Shenyang, China, three Appalachian professors developed instructional videos and other online materials for a website on academic writing in English, the mastery of which is critical for the many Chinese aiming to study or work abroad and/or publish scholarship for an international audience.
Thursday, January 19, 2017
Sustained Dialogue is a program that helps people transform differences into strong relationships and design change processes.
Saturday, January 14, 2017
Anthropology alumna Caroline Federal ’12 has been awarded the prize for "Best Dissertation" in the Masters of Science in Comparative Politics program at the London School of Economics for her thesis, "Mind the Gap: Gender in National Elections in Varieties of Capitalism."
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Discover how your values and beliefs can lead you to your life's purpose on the latest Smalls Talk.
Tuesday, December 20, 2016
The designation means that Appalachian is among those colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members, veterans and spouses as students and ensure their success on campus.
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, January 25, 2017
336 Anne Belk Hall
Archaeologists have debated the nature and pace of social, political, economic, and religious transformations associated with emergence of agriculture and village life for decades. Research in the Near East and Europe has revealed that these processes unfolded across several millennia, and that their effects continue to shape the world we live in today—some identify the "Neolithic revolution" as the beginning of the Anthropocene.
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
PSU Whitewater Cafe
Featuring Greek dancing with instructor Maria Anastasiou. Global Exchange is a free monthly event that brings domestic and international students together to enjoy music, food, and dance from around the world.
Thursday, January 26, 2017
Please join the Reich College of Education for Teaching Justice, Teaching Love - emphasizing how educators can confront injustice and inequity with creativity, knowledge, and experience.
Thursday, January 26, 2017
I.G. Greer Auditorium
Acclaimed writer and historian Deborah E. Lipstadt must battle for historical truth to prove the Holocaust actually occurred when David Irving, a renowned denier, sues her for libel.
This screening will be followed by a panel of Holocaust and Jewish Studies scholars that will discuss the film. Panelists include Assistant Professor Chris Patti, a Communications scholar who has worked on Holocaust survivor storytelling; Prof. Rosemary Horowitz, a specialist in Jewish literature and literacy and a member of Appalachian’s English Department; and Prof. Thomas Pegelow Kaplan, a Holocaust scholar and the Director of the Center for Judaic, Holocaust and Peace Studies.
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.