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.

News

Events

  • MLK Challenge
    Jan 21
    Monday, January 21, 2019
    8:00am

    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
    6:00pm

    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
    6:15pm

    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
    6:00pm

    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.

Accolades

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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