Coronavirus information:
The university remains open, with emergency management protocols activated and operational modifications and precautions in place. Instruction has transitioned online for summer sessions. Read the latest update posted 5/21/2020 at 1:20 p.m.

Read the Student Affairs Covid-19 Response. Updated March 31, 2020 at 9:20 a.m.

Social Justice Advocacy

Are you a first-generation college student? Are you a member of a marginalized or historically underrepresented group? Are you interested in learning more about social justice and advocacy? The Social Justice Advocacy community will bring you a well-rounded balance of university engagement based along the principles of Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs Theory. Through this experience, we strive to build a sense of community, promote a campus-wide effort, assist with identity affirmation, and offer support that ensures equitable dialogue is taking place on campus while promoting diversity and inclusive practices for all students.

Members of Social Justice Advocacy will be expected to:
  • Successfully complete the "Sex, Gender, and Power" linked course
  • Actively engage with Academic Advisor, Wellness Support Team and Mentorship
  • Engage in team-building, service-learning experiences, workshops, and professional development
  • Participate in community activities and events
  • Collaborate with faculty and staff to model advocacy in social justice, navigation of sexual expression and identity, diverse ability needs, and sustained dialogue
Sponsoring Departments
Cratis D. Williams School of Graduate Studies

The Cratis D. Williams School of Graduate Studies supports the academic and professional development of graduate students by offering a challenging intellectual environment that promotes shared learning and discovery. A supportive graduate faculty advances graduate students' curiosity, passion, and knowledge, engaging students as colleagues and guiding students to become active contributors to knowledge, creativity, and innovation in their disciplines.

Intercultural Student Affairs

Intercultural Student Affairs , a part of the Division of Student Affairs, contributes to the academic mission of Appalachian State University by providing marginalized and underrepresented students with mentoring, advocacy, community and identity affirmation; as well as by offering multiple and varied learning opportunities for all Appalachian students to develop an appreciation for diversity and different perspectives, enhance self-awareness, increase multicultural knowledge and strengthen intercultural competency.