total underrepresented student enrollment
2015 freshmen from traditionally underrepresented groups
male-to-female student ratio
approximate number of international students each year
full-time faculty from underrepresented populations
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, July 13, 2016
The outdoor theatre Horn in the West and the Hickory Ridge Living History Museum are undergoing revitalizations beginning this year thanks in part to Carson Sailor, a public history graduate student at Appalachian State University.
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Appalachian State University is one of 40 public and private institutions across the nation to host the six-week institute focused on civic leadership.
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.
Friday, November 20, 2015
Are sustainability and social justice answers to the same question? Hear what Bindu Kolli Jayne, chief diversity officer and associate vice chancellor for equity, diversity and compliance, shares with the university's director of sustainability.
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Renowned journalist and author Ray Suarez talks about culture change anxiety, why it's important to increase the number of black and brown college graduates and what Appalachian can learn about family from Hispanic/Latino cultures.
Monday, October 5, 2015
Appalachian recognizes four alumni who were instrumental in the university’s early diversity efforts.
Tuesday, August 30, 2016
A silent walk through campus beginning on Sanford Mall to commemorate lives lost to violence in our community, to support victims and survivors of violence and to affirm our commitment and responsibility to speak out against violence in all its forms.
Wednesday, August 31, 2016
A fun way to learn more about our personal and collective responsibilities as a community invested in the health, safety and wellness of our campus environment. Various departments, offices, community partners and student clubs/organizations will be present to remind others to take care of themselves, take care of each other, and take care of this place.
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
PSU Blue Ridge Ballroom
Four guest speakers, Kevin Adams, J. Scott Graham, Andrea Lankford, and Anne Mitchell-Whisnant, will give a presentation on their careers and experiences visiting and working in the national parks.
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts
Embrace the culture of Cuba as the Havana Cuba All-Stars share their rich musical heritage, from the rumba to the cha-cha-cha to the habanera.
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.