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

  • 17.4%

    racially and ethnically underrepresented*

    (Fall 2019)

  • 47%

    Growth in underrepresented students since 2014*

    (Fall 2019)

  • 42 : 58

    male-to-female student ratio

    (Fall 2019)

  • 160

    number of international students on campus

    (Fall 2019)

  • 11.1%

    underrepresented full-time faculty

    (Fall 2019)

  • 387

    enrolled student veterans

    (Fall 2019)

* 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

  • CANCELED: Poet Jacinta White – Craft Talk
    Apr 2

    Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series

    Thursday, April 2, 2020
    2:00pm-3:15pm

    We will try to reschedule in fall 2020. Poet Jacinta White will discuss her process of exploring African American churches and cemeteries in the rural South and how that journey led to her most recent collection, “Resurrecting the Bones.” She will speak on the place of poetry as a research tool and how poetry not only helps us make sense of our world (and our perceived and realized place within it) but also how it stands within a historical context.

  • CANCELED: Poet Jacinta White
    Apr 2

    Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series

    Thursday, April 2, 2020
    7:30pm

    We will try to reschedule in fall 2020. Poet Jacinta V. White, the author of “Resurrecting the Bones: Born from a Journey through African American Churches & Cemeteries in the Rural South,” attributes poetry to being her lifeline and began seriously writing after the sudden passing of her father in 1996. “Resurrecting the Bones” is a collection of 37 poems attempts to convey the impressions the poet received through her visits to churches and cemeteries in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Texas.

  • CANCELED: Film: Deej (2017)
    Apr 8

    Neurodiversity Film Series

    Wednesday, April 8, 2020
    10:00am

    This event has been canceled. Abandoned by his birth parents, DJ Savarese finds a loving family which helps him learn to communicate. As he makes his way through high school and dreams of college, he advocates on behalf of non-speaking autistic people.

  • CANCELED: Film: Deej (2017)
    Apr 8

    Neurodiversity Film Series

    Wednesday, April 8, 2020
    5:30pm-7:30pm

    This event has been canceled. Abandoned by his birth parents, DJ Savarese finds a loving family which helps him learn to communicate. As he makes his way through high school and dreams of college, he advocates on behalf of non-speaking autistic people.

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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