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.
Saturday, September 22, 2018
Appalachian State’s athletic department celebrated 50 years of women’s athletics at the university on Sept. 21 with the Appalachian Trailblazers dinner. The first program founded was the field hockey team, but the team did not grab all of the early milestones. Carol Almond can attest to that.
Friday, September 21, 2018
This year, Appalachian State University is celebrating 50 years of women’s varsity sports. Appalachian student newspapers from the time show that the university had impressive and competitive female club and intramural teams for quite a few years before the women’s field hockey team in 1968 became the first-ever women’s intercollegiate sport in Black and Gold history.
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
First-year students Bailey Gardin, Hudson Miller, Cece Ramseur and Ashelyn Stevens are the recipients of Appalachian’s Dr. Willie C. Fleming Scholarship, which covers the students’ full in-state tuition and fees.
Thursday, September 13, 2018
The move supports workers’ rights and Appalachian’s sustainability commitment, since Alta Gracia is known for paying a living wage and offering a healthy workplace.
Organizational change expert Dr. Damon A. Williams offers three-day residency at Appalachian
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Organizational change expert Dr. Damon A. Williams met with Appalachian’s leaders, faculty and staff Aug. 27-29, 2018, to explore pathways to diversity, equity, inclusion.
Distinguished authors will visit campus to read from their work, share lessons on craft as part of series
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Authors Moisés Kaufman, Robert Morgan, Peter Fish and Toi Derricotte will share their creative work with the campus and Boone community as part of Appalachian’s Visiting Writer Series.
Friday, September 7, 2018
The university shares preliminary enrollment numbers for fall 2018 semester.
Tuesday, August 28, 2018
The faculty-driven initiative is helping bring greater elements of equity, diversity and inclusion into the classroom.
Thursday, September 27, 2018
One woman's quest to understand her mother and herself by putting herself in the shoes of women who lived in a world without Title IX. It'll leave you infuriated by what women had to endure and excited to see what's to come.
Saturday, September 29, 2018
Appalachian State University is proud to recognize and celebrate our National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) by dedicating the NPHC Plots and Garden at Homecoming 2018. The dedication ceremony will begin with greetings from campus administrators, alumni and students. Each organization's plot will be unveiled as we gather and celebrate this historic addition to Appalachian's campus.
Center for Judaic, Holocaust and Peace Studies
Tuesday, October 2, 2018
Susan Cernyak-Spatz, née Eckstein, was 21, when the Nazis deported her to Auschwitz-Birkenau. She survived the extermination camp and death march to the interior of the Reich at the end of the war. After a screening of audio-visual testimonies she has given over the years, Dr. Cernyak-Spatz, now 96 years of age, will answer questions from the audience. The program is free of charge and open to the public.
Center for Judaic, Holocaust and Peace Studies and the HOW Space
Friday, October 5, 2018
German and American artists Isaac Payne, Terry Thirion, and Christian Ristau join Appalachian student Christine Perry in displaying their latest work on themes of peace and Wunderbar together. The Center for Judaic, Holocaust and Peace Studies has cooperated with the Zeitgeist Foundation, the German embassy, and the Transatlantic Exhibition of Art in the Southeast (TEASE) to bring the show to Boone. Free and open to the public.
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.