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 preliminary)

  • 35.4%

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

    (Fall 2018)

  • 43 : 57

    male-to-female student ratio

    (Fall 2018 preliminary)

  • 125

    number of international students on campus

    (Fall 2018)

  • 9.7%

    ethnically diverse instructional faculty

    (Fall 2017)

  • 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.



  • 9 Before IX an Informance
    Sep 27

    Dr. Francene Kirk

    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.

  • NPHC Plots and Garden Dedication
    Sep 29
    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.

  • Auschwitz Survivor Dr. S. Cernyak-Spatz in Conversation
    Oct 2

    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.

  • German and American Artists on Wunderbar Together
    Oct 5

    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.


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