Diversity Celebration

The Diversity Celebration features a wide array of music, eclectic dancing, delectable food, international films and festivals. Appalachian students, faculty, staff, K-12 schools and members of the local community are all invited to join in this celebration of cultures through art and entertainment.

2020 Diversity Celebration canceled

It is with great regret that we will be canceling the 2020 Diversity Celebration. At this time, we are in the process of planning to develop ways to celebrate diversity via an online platform. We are aware that you all have worked so hard to make this come to fruition; however, we are focused on the well-being of our students and staff. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Kendall R. Rankin via email at rankinkr@appstate.edu or by telephone at 828-262-6160.

The Diversity Celebration provides a venue where diverse perspectives, cultures and values are accepted, appreciated and celebrated. The event also supports and enhances the university’s commitment to be actively involved in addressing the educational, economic, cultural and societal needs of the changing region, state, nation and world.

University support

This program is funded in part by the Watauga County Arts Council and Grassroots Funds of the North Carolina Arts Council.