total underrepresented student enrollment
2016 freshmen from traditionally underrepresented groups
approximate male-to-female student ratio
approximate number of international students each year
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.
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Landing your dream job may be easier than you think.
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Two of Lohmann’s main areas of emphasis in his first year at Appalachian are to increase the outreach efforts and strengthen student advising for the Office of International Education and Development.
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
A new Student Veteran Resource Center, slated to open later this year on the campus of Appalachian State University, will serve the needs of Appalachian students who are active duty military personnel and veterans.
Monday, September 19, 2016
Eric Burton, a senior geography major in Appalachian’s Honors College, could be the poster child for the university’s General Education program – a course of study that promotes critical and creative thinking; effective communication; making local-to-global connections and understanding responsibilities of community membership.
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.
Monday, October 5, 2015
Appalachian recognizes four alumni who were instrumental in the university’s early diversity efforts.
September 30-October 2, 2016
The purpose of WIELS is to bring women together to share, learn, and grow in leadership. This year's theme is Advancing the Leader Within: Building Capacity. Keynote speakers will be Dr. Sheri N. Everts, Dr. June Atkinson and Dr. Stephanie Williams. Register now
Thursday, October 6, 2016
Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts
With aid from a fellow Auschwitz survivor, a widower who struggles with memory loss embarks on a cross-country odyssey to find the former Nazi responsible for the deaths of his family members.
Thursday, October 6, 2016
PSU Table Rock Room
Poet, essayist and 2016 Rachel Rivers-Coffey Distinguished Professor of Creative Writing Bruce Weigl is the author or editor, translator or co-translator of over 20 books of poetry, criticism and memoir, including “The Abundance of Nothing” (2012), which was a finalist for the 2013 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry.
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
I.G. Greer Theatre
The film “Remembering the Great Flood” explores the history of the Western North Carolina's worst natural disaster that marks its 100th year anniversary in July but also asks the question, what have we learned? Filmmaker David Weintraub will lead a discussion with local natives and historians.
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.