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Diversity & Inclusion at University Libraries: Campus Resources

Inclusive Excellence

The Inclusive Excellence team created a list of Best Practices for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusive Excellence. Those practices can be found here.

Learning and Support

The following resources are aimed at supporting student with diverse learning needs:

Appalachian State University is dedicated to providing the best experience possible to all individuals by providing an inclusive and accessible campus environment. This section is intended to provide accessibility information for use by the campus community.

Appalachian State University & Cherokee Central Schools Early Teacher Program.

AppSTAR is a faculty based initiative aimed at educating faculty members about learning differences and implementing teaching strategies that enhance all students' learning by incorporating UDL Principles.

The Diversity Scholars program is designed to recognize students who demonstrate academic excellence.  The program not only recognizes merit in scholarship but provides students with an opportunity to promote and embrace diversity on and off campus.  This program brings people together from different cultures and backgrounds to work on building unity through diversity. 

Appalachian State University uses Mapworks to help both new freshmen and new transfer students successfully launch their academic careers. Mapworks contributes to student success by allowing us to better understand our students' strengths, challenges, and needs.

A repository of information for prospective and current student Veterans.

The Office of Disability Resources (ODR) is the designated office to assist eligible students, faculty, staff and visitors with disabilities by determining access needs and coordinating  academic adjustments or workplace accommodations in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act (Section 504).

The Office of International Education and Development recognizes and supports a diverse range of students on our education abroad programs. iPALs and the International Friendship Program are both a part of this office.. 

The Office of Title IX Compliance supports the University's mission of scholarship through the promotion of equity and access throughout the campus community, fostering an environment free of sexual discrimination and sexual harassment, including sexual misconduct and relationship violence.


Centers and Offices

The following Centers and Offices provide community opportunities that support diversity and inclusion:

The purpose of the association shall be to promote a sense of community, professional welfare and development among Black faculty, staff, and students.

The Center for Appalachian Studies, an interdisciplinary program of the College of Arts and Sciences at Appalachian State University, was established in 1978 to coordinate and promote academic programs, public programs, and research activities on the Appalachian Mountain region.

The Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Peace Studies is an associate institutional member of the Association of Jewish Studies, a member of the Association of Holocaust Organizations and of the North Carolina Consortium of Jewish Studies.

The Language and Culture Community is for both American and International students. Students who want to expand their experience of global community and the customs, cultures and languages of peoples from around the globe are encouraged to join this unique shared academic experience.

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.

This Center was founded to provide resources, support, information, and a welcoming atmosphere for LGBT individuals and their allies. The Center is operated by a graduate assistant and a dedicated group of student volunteers.

The organization is dedicated to issues of importance to the Hispanic/Latino community on campus and in the local and state communities, while providing a networking opportunity for colleagues.

The Multicultural Center at Appalachian State University provides a bridge that connects and promotes the uniqueness of various multicultural groups; while it encourages respect and appreciation of the history, traditions and culture of these diverse groups.

Multicultural Student Development aspires to offer leadership, advocacy and serve as a resource to all Appalachian State University constituents and residents of Northwest North Carolina in matters concerning diversity.

The Office of International Education and Development (OIED) is responsible for spearheading the internationalization efforts at Appalachian.

The Women's Center participates in national awareness campaigns and plans and coordinate their own programs and events.

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Mollie Peuler
Belk Library