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)

  • 35.4%

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

    (Fall 2018)

  • 43 : 57

    male-to-female student ratio

    (Fall 2018)

  • 125

    number of international students on campus

    (Fall 2018)

  • 9.3%

    ethnically diverse instructional faculty

    (Fall 2018)

  • 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.



  • Martin & Doris Rosen Summer Symposium: Education During and After the Holocaust
    Jul 20


    Center for Judaic, Holocaust and Peace Studies

    July 20-25, 2019

    This year's symposium explores the multi-fold connections between the Holocaust and education. The free and open-to-the-public lectures, discussions and film screenings shed light on how the Nazi regime relied on schooling to secure support for its racist policies, demonstrate how persecuted European Jews enlisted education as a form of spiritual resistance and explore how school systems in North America and Europe teach histories of the Holocaust today.

  • Camp GOTR
    Jul 22


    Girls on the Run of the High Country

    July 22-26, 2019

    Camp GOTR combines the best of Girls on the Run with all the fun of camp! During each week-long session, 3rd – 5th grade girls will build friendships in a fun and inclusive setting that includes interactive games, being physically active, and expressing creativity through art & crafts and storytelling.

  • US Holocaust Memorial Museum Scholar To Speak on Nazi Teachers
    Jul 22

    Center for Judaic, Holocaust and Peace Studies

    Monday, July 22, 2019

    Christina Chavarría, Program Coordinator in the Levine Institute for Holocaust Education at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM), will speak on the topic of “Teachers in the Third Reich: Indoctrination, Oath, Opposition.” The talk will demonstrate how eagerly many German teachers supported the Nazi dictatorship and how some, especially in German-occupied Europe, found ways to engage in opposition, harassed by the occupiers.

  • Yad Vashem Educator on Jewish Education and Spiritual Resistance in the Ghettos
    Jul 22

    Center for Judaic, Holocaust and Peace Studies

    Monday, July 22, 2019

    Liz Elsby (Jerusalem) will give a presentation on “The Ghettos: The Role of Jewish Education in the Struggles for Survival and Spiritual Resistance.” Elsby, an educator at the International School for Holocaust Studies at Yad Vashem, the World Holocaust Remembrance Center, in Jerusalem, Israel, will examine how persecuted European Jews relied on education as a means to cope with the Nazi onslaughts.


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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