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
(Fall 2017. A 10% increase over last year.)
ethnically diverse among first-year students *
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.
Monday, June 11, 2018
The goal of the event was to encourage inclusionary practices and relationships that support a state in which everyone is valued, respected and supported.
Friday, April 6, 2018
During spring break of March 2018, 20 Appalachian State University students and three faculty members traveled to Cuba as part of a Walker College of Business international study experience. Travel along with the group and experience Cuba through this photo diary of their trip.
Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Appalachian’s Global Peacebuilding Project began this spring and continues into 2018-19.
Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Climate Justice Month, Earth Month and the Diversity Celebration all highlight Appalachian’s commitment to making a difference.
Friday, March 30, 2018
Grant funding from UNC Greensboro will allow an interdisciplinary team of Appalachian and UNC Greensboro faculty members to implement BRIDGES — a project designed to engage diverse groups in STEM learning.
Thursday, March 1, 2018
Chief Diversity Officer Dr. Willie C. Fleming outlines his goal of “inclusive excellence” at Appalachian State University.
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
The 2017 James Beard Humanitarian of the Year Award and a Boone pay-what-you-can cafe tell a story about hunger and the Appalachian Community.
Thursday, April 27, 2017
In praise of poetry, at a time when the arts and humanities are so under fire, it’s crucial to emphasize the reach and influence of literature and writing, of the arts and humanities — in all their guises — into often uncharted waters among people we don’t often think of as writers or poets or artists. On April 19, The Appalachian Veterans Arts & Humanities Collective at Appalachian hosted a staged reading of “Brothers Like These,” comprised of stories and poems, written by 18 Vietnam combat veterans.
July 21-26, 2018
The symposium is geared toward educators, students, and community members and is free and open to the public. The purpose and goal of the Symposium is to provide public and private school teachers, university faculty, students, and community members information and insights about the victims, perpetrators, and consequences of the Nazi Holocaust.
July 23-27, 2018
Camp GOTR will provide a one-of-a-kind opportunity for girls to develop self-confidence and learn life skills they can use now and as they grow. The program is designed to address physical, emotional, and social development in 3rd through 5th grade girls through fun and engaging lessons.
Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Faculty and students from the Hayes School of Music, Milligan College and Wake Forest University will be performing sonatas the SS forced the orchestra to play and pieces by Jewish composers the women performed as an act of spiritual resistance. Free of charge and no tickets required.
Monday, August 27, 2018
Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts
Free and open to the public
Strengthening Appalachian’s diversity commitment by engaging our community in a conversation about diversity, equity, inclusion and change, this one-hour, TED Talk-style presentation features one of the nation’s recognized experts in strategic diversity leadership, youth development, corporate responsibility and organizational change.
College campuses have historically been places where students shine a spotlight on issues of national and international importance, and Appalachian is no exception.
July 18, 2017
Alumni Matt and Laura Parker run a nonprofit called The Exodus Road that has facilitated the rescue of more than 800 slaves. They credit their Appalachian education with influencing their worldview and what it means to serve others.
Social Justice Week (SJW) is a series of events dedicated to addressing some of the world's most pressing social/human rights issues. The third annual event took place in 2017.
August 5, 2016
An Appalachian global studies student takes on fast-fashion, engaging the university along the way to improve conditions for workers producing licensed collegiate apparel.
June 30, 2016
On Monday, June 13, more than 170 members of the Appalachian State University and High Country community gathered in the Solarium at Plemmons Student Union in remembrance of those whose lives were taken and endangered by the mass shooting in Orlando on Sunday, June 12.
January 15, 2016
The Appalachian community is bringing the internationally renowned Sustained Dialogue Initiative to campus. The result will be dialogues designed to cultivate strong, trusting relationships and to foster respect for each individual and their ability to contribute to positive change.
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.