Diversity

Diversity statement

“Appalachian State University is committed to providing equal opportunity in education and employment to all applicants, students, and employees. The university does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation. The university actively promotes diversity among students and employees.”

Additionally from our diversity statement, Appalachian is committed to achieving and sustaining inclusive excellence for its campus community. Inclusive Excellence is the intrinsic value that a diverse population adds to the learning, teaching, and decision-making processes of an institution. We understand that we must hold ourselves accountable to elevate the voices and representation of marginalized populations on our campus. We are committed to persevering as these cultural and systemic changes continue to take hold. A diverse campus community supports an influx of broad and distinct ideas that increase learning opportunities and strengthen the impact of our community as we work collectively to achieve a just experience for all.

The Walker College of Business is committed to promoting an inclusive environment for all Appalachian business faculty, staff and students to enhance their cross-cultural and community leadership and engagement. We actively encourage, support, and promote a global mindset and an equitable environment where all will know that they belong and are safe to express their culture, identity, values, ideas, opinions, and creativity. We are committed to creating a culture of equal opportunity for all, one that has an expectation of fairness, justice, and equity-minded practice at all levels of the university community.


For more information, please visit business.appstate.edu/diversity or diversity.appstate.edu