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

  • 16.2%

    racially and ethnically underrepresented *

    (Fall 2018 preliminary)

  • 35.4%

    Increase in racially and ethnically underrepresented students between 2014 and 2018 *

    (Fall 2018)

  • 43 : 57

    male-to-female student ratio

    (Fall 2018 preliminary)

  • 125

    number of international students on campus

    (Fall 2018)

  • 9.7%

    ethnically diverse instructional faculty

    (Fall 2017)

  • 290

    enrolled student veterans

    (Fall 2018)

* Combined percentage of students who self-identify as Hispanic of any race; American Indian or Alaska Native; Black or African American; Asian; Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, Two or more races; or are Nonresident Alien. This percentage is taken from the total number of students who elect to report their racial and/or ethnic identities, as well as Nonresident Alien students. Actual counts may be higher, as some students choose not to report their race or ethnicity.

Sources: IRAP, Military Affairs Committee, Office of International Education and Development.



  • MLK Challenge
    Jan 21
    Monday, January 21, 2019

    Join us for a day of honoring Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy. Spend the day serving at one of 20 sites throughout Boone with a group of your peers, reflecting and listening to some phenomenal guest speakers.

  • Film: Force Majeure (2014)
    Jan 23

    Mountain Film Series

    Wednesday, January 23, 2019

    This wickedly funny and precisely observed psychodrama tells the story of a model Swedish family—handsome businessman Tomas, his willowy wife Ebba and their two blond children—on a skiing holiday in the French Alps. Introduction and discussion will be led by Fulbright scholar Christian Quendler of the University of Innsbruck and Josh McClenney, graduate student in Appalachian studies.

  • Mark Bray & Eli Meyerhoff: Revolutionary Pedagogy: Anarchist Education and the Modern School
    Jan 24
    Thursday, January 24, 2019

    Mark Bray, Dartmouth College and Eli Meyerhoff, Duke University will discuss the historical context and enduring legacies of Francisco Ferrer’s Modern School, an anarchist living-learning cooperative founded in Manhattan in 1911, and expand the conversation to consider potential avenues and limitations of liberatory studies.

  • Film: Snowpiercer (2013)
    Feb 5

    Mountain Film Series

    Tuesday, February 5, 2019

    Set in a future where a failed climate-change experiment kills all life on the planet except for a lucky few who boarded the Snowpiercer, a train that travels around the globe, where a class system emerges. Introduction and discussion will be led by Ellie Dudding, a graduate student in Appalachian studies.


Global Thinking, Local Action

College campuses have historically been places where students shine a spotlight on issues of national and international importance, and Appalachian is no exception.

Chancellor's Commission on Diversity

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.

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