• Carys Kunze '14
  • Jordan Lancaster, sophomore
  • Kacey Griffin ’13
  • Dr. Harry L. Williams '86 '88 '95
  • Christine Sita Davé
  • Danny Garcia-Rosales, senior
  • Debbie Bauer ’05
  • Marty Watkins
  • 12.8%

    Minority student enrollment

  • 45:55

    male-to-female student ratio

  • 170-180

    approximate number of international students each year

  • 8.7%

    non-Caucasian instructional faculty

  • 10-15%

    faculty with international backgrounds (estimated)

Sources: IRAP Fact Book, Office of International Education and Development. Find more data

Diversity statement

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.



  • Sustainability Film Series: Surviving Progress (2011)
    Mar 17
    Tuesday, March 17, 2015
    I.G. Greer Theatre
    Technological advancement, economic development, population increase - are they signs of a thriving society, or too much of a good thing?
  • The Peking Acrobats
    Mar 17
    Tuesday, March 17, 2015
    Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts
    The Peking Acrobats are an elite group of tumblers, contortionists, jugglers, cyclists, and gymnasts, known for leaving audiences around the globe spellbound by the graceful athleticism of their ancient folk art.
  • Doorways Series: Journey of Women in Animated Disney Films
    Mar 18
    Wednesday, March 18, 2015
    Belk Library and Information Commons
    How have the female characters in Disney animated films changed through the decades? Fulbright-Nehru doctoral research scholar Mukulika Dattagupta will speak about the shaping of a new identity of women in society and how Disney female characters reflect these changes throughout the decades.
  • Dr. Mary Frances Berry: Whatever Happened to the Civil Rights Movement?
    Mar 23
    Monday, March 23, 2015
    For more than four decades, Berry has been one of the most recognized and respected voices in the nation’s civil rights, gender equality and social justice movements. As chair of the U.S. Civil Rights Commission, Berry led the charge for equal rights and liberties for all Americans through four Presidential administrations.


  • A Military Friendly® School

    Victory Media, the premier media entity for military personnel transitioning into civilian life, has awarded Appalachian State University the designation of Military Friendly School® for 2015. Appalachian has received this designation annually since 2010.

  • Appalachian’s emphasis on study abroad gains continued recognition

    The growing interest of students participating in study abroad at Appalachian State University has once again resulted in recognition from the International Institute of Education (IIE). In its 2014 Open Doors report, Appalachian is ranked 4th among the top 40 master’s degree granting institutions for the total number of students studying abroad in 2012-13, the year the rankings are based.

Global Thinking, Local Action

College campuses have historically been places where students shine a spotlight on issues of national and international importance, and Appalachian is no exception.

  • Four and a Half Minutes
    December 8, 2014

    A documentation of a student-organized #BlackLivesMatter solidarity demonstration held on Appalachian State University’s campus December 8, 2014.

  • #otherappstate
    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's Commission on Diversity

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.

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