Diversity and Inclusion

The RC program mission statement regarding diversity and inclusion:

The Appalachian State University General Education Rhetoric and Composition program utilizes current pedagogical practices that encourage students and faculty to undertake the serious work of critical thinking and reflection; research and evidenced interpretation; and knowledge production as we engage and create texts across multiple genres, disciplines, modes, and contexts. When grounded in rhetorical ethics, the study of literacies, rhetorics, and writing can empower students to be responsible and reflective local and global citizens. Recognizing that rhetorical awareness is essential to social justice, sustainability, and community engagement, we cultivate a spirit of equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility in the RC gen-ed program.