Non-Discrimination Statement

Appalachian State University adheres to all federal, state, and local civil rights laws prohibiting discrimination in employment and education. Appalachian does not discriminate in its admissions practices, in its employment practices, or in its educational programs or activities on the basis of sex/gender. As a recipient of federal financial assistance for education activities, Appalachian is required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 to ensure that all of its education programs and activities do not discriminate on the basis of sex/gender. Sex includes [sex, sex stereotypes, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, and pregnancy or parenting status].

Appalachian also prohibits retaliation against any person opposing discrimination or participating in any discrimination investigation or complaint process internal or external to the institution. Sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating, and domestic violence, and stalking are forms of sex discrimination, which are prohibited under Title IX and by Appalachian policy.

Any member of the campus community, guest, or visitor who acts to deny, deprive, or limit the educational, employment, residential, or social access, opportunities and/or benefits of any member of the Appalachian community on the basis of sex is in violation of the Policy 112: Sex/Gender-Based Misconduct.

Any person may report sex discrimination (whether or not the person reporting is the person alleged to have experienced the conduct), in person, by mail, by telephone, by video, or by email, using the contact information listed for the Title IX Coordinator (below). A report may be made at any time (including during non-business hours) by submitting the report online at

Questions regarding Title IX, including its application and/or concerns about non-compliance, should be directed to the Title IX Coordinator. For a complete copy of the policy or for more information, please visit Policy 112 or contact the Title IX Coordinator.

Josh Cutchens
Director of Title IX Compliance / Title IX Coordinator
Office of Title IX Compliance
123 I.G. Greer Hall | P.O. Box 32053
Appalachian State University
Boone, NC 28608

Individuals who believe they have experienced non-sex-based discrimination in the workplace should contact the Director of the Office of Human Resources.

Director of Human Resources
Office of Human Resources
330 University Hall Dr.
ASU Box 32010
Boone, NC 28608

Individuals who believe they have experienced discrimination based on disability should contact the ADA/504 Coordinator.

ADA/504 Coordinator/Director of the Office of Disability Resources
Office of Disability Resources
224 Joyce Lawrence Lane
Suite 112 Anne Belk Hall
ASU Box 32158
Boone, NC 28608
Fax: 828-262-7904
Phone: 828-262-3056

A person may also file a complaint with the appropriate federal, state, or local agency within the time frame required by law. Depending upon the nature of the complaint, the appropriate agency may be the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Office for Civil Rights (OCR) of the U.S. Department of Education, or the Department of Justice.

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Headquarters
131 M Street, NE
Washington, DC 20507
Phone: 202-663-4900

Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
Office for Civil Rights, National Headquarters
U.S. Department of Education
Lyndon Baines Johnson Dept. of Education Building
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20202-1100
Telephone: 800-421-3481
Fax: 202-453-6012; TDD: 800-877-8339

Within any resolution process related to this policy, Appalachian provides reasonable accommodations to persons with disabilities and religious accommodations, when that accommodation is consistent with state and federal law.