The effect of House Bill 2 on Appalachian State University

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Dear Appalachian Community:

With the passage of House Bill 2 by the North Carolina Legislature and its signing into law on Wednesday, March 23 by Governor Pat McCrory, many in our community are concerned about how it will affect individuals on our campus and across the state. The UNC system’s General Administration is working diligently to review and analyze the new law and we are working closely with our colleagues at GA to better understand how this will affect our campus.

Some of you have reached out to share concerns and we want to assure you our campus remains committed to a diverse, inclusive, safe and supportive environment for all members of our community. Diversity is central to Appalachian’s well-being and academic mission. Related to the new law, there have been inquiries about single-occupancy restrooms on campus and we are pleased to share that the Office of Equity, Diversity and Compliance, in partnership with the Henderson Springs LGBT Center, recently updated the listing of these facilities, which can be found here:


Sheri N. Everts, Chancellor
Darrell Kruger, Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor
Cindy Wallace, Vice Chancellor, Student Development