HB2 repeal

Friday, March 31, 2017

Dear Members of the Appalachian Community,

As many of you know, our state legislature and governor repealed HB2 yesterday. You can read a statement from President Spellings regarding the repeal here.

I am encouraged by our state leaders working together to repeal HB2, even as I am aware there are still concerns about the compromise bill, especially as voiced by members and advocates of our LGBTQIA community. I assure you Appalachian's commitment to equal access and opportunity for all of our students, faculty and staff remains steadfast.

Appalachian’s long established Equal Opportunity policy will continue to ensure our institution’s pledge to guard against all forms of discrimination. There is always more to do in this regard, and I look forward to continuing this important work with you.


/s/ Sheri N. Everts

Sheri N. Everts