Inclusion and Diversity


Diverse Students Accessiblity and Supports

The MFT Program, Department of Counseling, Family Therapy and Higher Education office, classrooms, students' work space, and faculty offices are located in the Reich College of Education (RCOE). The RCOE building includes single stall restrooms to provide accessibility and privacy for people with diverse gender expressions and identities, and diverse abilties. App State has designated single stall restrooms throughout campus

The RCOE building is ADA compliant is located adjacent to accessible Appalcart public transportation. Appalachian State offers assistive technology services for students registered with the Office of Disability Resources (ODR). Students may request accommodations for diverse abilities through ORD.  

We encourage students to engage with Multicultural Student Development, the Multicultural Center, The Women's Center, the Henderson Springs LGBT Center, and the Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Peace Studies

Students are facing increased food insecurity. We believe no student should go hungry. In an effort to support students experiencing food insecurity at Appalachian State University, there are 4 campus food pantries available. The Grant Dean Food Pantry is located in the James Center on the first floor of the RCOE.  There are food pantries located in East Hall, the Student Access Office in DD Dougherty, and Garwood Hall, which are part of the APP State Food Hub. Any student may access these resources. 

Appalachian State 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. Diversity and Inclusion at Appalachian

The Marriage and Family Therapy Program Diversity Statement

The Marriage and Family Therapy program faculty and students abide by and support the Appalachian State diversity statement. The MFT program faculty is committed to preparing students who value diversity, inclusion, and social justice in clinical practice and research and are able to work competently with clients, colleagues, faculty, and supervisors from diverse populations. We acknowledge contextual, historical, and current injustices. We strive to be responsive, reduce our role in perpetuating injustice, and work towards prevention. We are committed to creating a cultural climate where all people feel welcome, valued, and included.  The MFT Program is committed to recruiting and supporting students from underrepresented backgrounds.