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
racially and ethnically underrepresented *
Increase in racially and ethnically underrepresented students between 2014 and 2018 *
male-to-female student ratio
number of international students on campus
ethnically diverse instructional faculty
enrolled student veterans
* 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.
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Horst assumed the honor from Dr. Jari Eloranta and will hold the position for three years.
Appalachian social psychologist Dr. Andrew Monroe studies relationship between moral values and prejudice
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
A study by social psychologist Dr. Andrew Monroe finds people who value following purity rules over caring for others are more likely to view gay and transgender people as less human.
Friday, January 11, 2019
Appalachian students contribute to world peace by working locally to improve interpersonal communication, access to education, and understanding of homophobia and transphobia.
Tuesday, January 8, 2019
Dula family reunions in western North Carolina include members of the black and white sides of the family. But for decades these two sides did not communicate or even acknowledge their relation. Filmmaker Beth Davison, a faculty member at Appalachian State University, explored this story in her recent documentary “Dulatown.”
Friday, January 4, 2019
As most visitors can quickly tell, the restaurant and cafe in South Charleston, West Virginia is located inside a former church building. But Cafe Appalachia is about more than food. It’s nourishment for the community and intended to serve as a support tool in helping fight the opioid epidemic by providing a safe learning and working environment for women in long-term recovery programs, says Cheryl Laws, the founder and chief executive of the nonprofit organization Pollen8.
Friday, December 21, 2018
According to a new study published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, people who prioritize moral purity over compassion are more likely to dehumanize gay and transgender people, which leads to more prejudice and support for discriminatory public policies. “After the Supreme Court decision affirming marriage equality and the debate over bathroom rights for transgender people, we realized that the arguments were often not about facts but about opposing moral beliefs,” said lead author Dr. Andrew E. Monroe, from Appalachian State University.
Tuesday, December 18, 2018
Through the four-week program, regional K–12 teachers, along with Appalachian faculty and students in the RCOE, will study abroad in Indonesia to develop curricula and immersive digital media.
Tuesday, December 18, 2018
Jigang “Harrison” He, president and CEO of Kestro Cos., was recognized during Appalachian’s International Education Week for his sustained contributions and support for advancing global learning at Appalachian.
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.
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.
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.
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.
College campuses have historically been places where students shine a spotlight on issues of national and international importance, and Appalachian is no exception.
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.