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.

News

Events

  • African Dance with Sherone Price
    Jun 4

    Summer Dance Series

    Tuesday, June 4, 2019
    5:30pm-6:45pm

    The Summer Dance Series provides open classes of various dance styles and bodywork for all ages and ability levels. Classes offered in previous years have included ballet, hip hop, Pilates, modern dance, jazz, Gyrokinesis, yoga, African dance, creative dance, hula, salsa, musical theatre dance, capoeira, folk dance and more.

  • Salsa with Emily Daughtridge and Marco Meucci
    Jun 6

    Summer Dance Series

    Thursday, June 6, 2019
    5:30pm-7:00pm

    The Summer Dance Series provides open classes of various dance styles and bodywork for all ages and ability levels. Classes offered in previous years have included ballet, hip hop, Pilates, modern dance, jazz, Gyrokinesis, yoga, African dance, creative dance, hula, salsa, musical theatre dance, capoeira, folk dance and more.

  • Tai Chi with Tim Winecoff
    Jun 7

    Summer Dance Series

    Friday, June 7, 2019
    5:30pm-6:45pm

    The Summer Dance Series provides open classes of various dance styles and bodywork for all ages and ability levels. Classes offered in previous years have included ballet, hip hop, Pilates, modern dance, jazz, Gyrokinesis, yoga, African dance, creative dance, hula, salsa, musical theatre dance, capoeira, folk dance and more.

  • Yoga with Caroline Daniel
    Jun 11

    Summer Dance Series

    Tuesday, June 11, 2019
    5:30pm-6:45pm

    The Summer Dance Series provides open classes of various dance styles and bodywork for all ages and ability levels. Classes offered in previous years have included ballet, hip hop, Pilates, modern dance, jazz, Gyrokinesis, yoga, African dance, creative dance, hula, salsa, musical theatre dance, capoeira, folk dance and more.

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.

Learn more