total underrepresented student enrollment
2016 freshmen from traditionally underrepresented groups
2016 male-to-female student ratio
number of international students on campus in fall 2016
full-time faculty from underrepresented populations
self-identified service members in the student population
Sources: IRAP, Military Affairs Committee, Office of International Education and Development.
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.
Thursday, January 19, 2017
Sustained Dialogue is a program that helps people transform differences into strong relationships and design change processes.
Saturday, January 14, 2017
Anthropology alumna Caroline Federal ’12 has been awarded the prize for "Best Dissertation" in the Masters of Science in Comparative Politics program at the London School of Economics for her thesis, "Mind the Gap: Gender in National Elections in Varieties of Capitalism."
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Discover how your values and beliefs can lead you to your life's purpose on the latest Smalls Talk.
Tuesday, December 20, 2016
The designation means that Appalachian is among those colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members, veterans and spouses as students and ensure their success on campus.
Thursday, December 15, 2016
Tara Early's poster is aimed at showing evidence of social injustice in Badin to scientists to policy makers.
Friday, May 13, 2016
This month marks the end of our academic year and provides an opportunity for us to reflect and evaluate the progress on our diversity priorities.
Friday, April 22, 2016
In a recent visit to Appalachian State University’s podcast studio, one of America’s foremost African American voices, Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, shares his thoughts on 21st-century activism, and the value of empathy.
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Anthropologist and author Nina Jablonski posits human evolution has taken off like the world’s fastest sprinter, dramatically changing the human face of the earth. She explores skin color and race and the roles they’ve played socially, biologically and from a health perspective over the last 200,000 years.
Saturday, January 21, 2017
This event will celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., with a day devoted to service to the greater Boone community. Students may sign up to participate by going to AppSync. Registration closes Jan. 18.
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
336 Anne Belk Hall
Archaeologists have debated the nature and pace of social, political, economic, and religious transformations associated with emergence of agriculture and village life for decades. Research in the Near East and Europe has revealed that these processes unfolded across several millennia, and that their effects continue to shape the world we live in today—some identify the "Neolithic revolution" as the beginning of the Anthropocene.
Thursday, January 26, 2017
Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts
33rd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration. Just like skinny jeans, superhero movies, and celebrity weight loss, racism continues to make a comeback. Luckily for us, campus speaker W. Kamau Bell is here to make (non)sense of all of it all. "The Curve" is a comedic, topical exploration of the current state of America's racism, combined with a little (unknown) history, a little Powerpoint, and a whole bunch of Kamau.
Thursday, February 2, 2017
114 Belk Library and Information Commons
Dr. Edward Westermann will give a public lecture for the campus and community on his recent book, Hitler’s Ostkrieg and the Indian Wars: Comparing Genocide and Conquest. Westermann critically examines the parallels Hitler drew between the Nazi quest for Lebensraum in Eastern Europe and the westward expansion of the United States known as Manifest Destiny.
College campuses have historically been places where students shine a spotlight on issues of national and international importance, and Appalachian is no exception.
August 5, 2016
An Appalachian global studies student takes on fast-fashion, engaging the university along the way to improve conditions for workers producing licensed collegiate apparel.
June 30, 2016
On Monday, June 13, more than 170 members of the Appalachian State University and High Country community gathered in the Solarium at Plemmons Student Union in remembrance of those whose lives were taken and endangered by the mass shooting in Orlando on Sunday, June 12.
January 15, 2016
The Appalachian community is bringing the internationally renowned Sustained Dialogue Initiative to campus. The result will be dialogues designed to cultivate strong, trusting relationships and to foster respect for each individual and their ability to contribute to positive change.
December 8, 2014
A documentation of a student-organized #BlackLivesMatter solidarity demonstration held on Appalachian State University’s campus December 8, 2014.
October 29, 2014
On October 29, 2014, students, faculty and staff participated in a silent demonstration to raise awareness about and create support for the “other” part of the App State community.
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.