Appalachian State University has made many advancements in our diversity and inclusion work in recent years. There is still much to be done to elevate the voices and representation of marginalized populations on our campus, and we are committed to persevering as these cultural and systemic changes continue to take hold.
An accountability team, made up of students, alumni, faculty, staff, administrators and members of the Board of Trustees will help our university remain focused and accountable.
During regular Diversity and Inclusion Accountability Team meetings, members of the Chancellor’s Cabinet will report on progress and challenges related to the initiatives within their areas of responsibility. The accountability team will provide feedback, discuss challenges, and help celebrate successes.
Summary reports from these meetings will be shared via regular updates to campus and posted below.
Our work builds upon the many good efforts that have been underway across our campus and will help shine a light on the initiatives and individuals pushing this work to the forefront. Each change will help foster a more inclusively welcoming environment for underrepresented populations that ultimately benefits our entire campus community.
Diversity and Inclusion Accountability meeting updates
July 21, 2020
The Chancellor’s Cabinet held a meeting to bring together a Diversity and Inclusion Accountability Team on July 21, 2020. The meeting’s central purpose was to acknowledge each item in a petition to university leadership from a group called BlackAtAppState, identify additional university strategic diversity and inclusion priorities, and present the action plan for addressing these collectively identified priorities and their broader themes.