For the first time in school history Appalachian State will not have a Homecoming King or Queen this year in an attempt to get away “from gender assigned titles”, according to a source with knowledge of the change.
According to information posted on the unversity website:
According to Appalachian State’s mission statement, one of the University’s goals is to, “promote a spirit of inclusion that inspires students, faculty, and staff to form relationships extending well beyond graduation.” In celebration of the University’s commitment to inclusion, we will be selecting 9 individuals who represent the best of the best that Appalachian State has to offer. They will be our Homecoming Royalty. Out of these 9 participants, the student body will crown one ” Top of the Rock”. Our selection process will remain the same, however, our pool of candidates will focus on who brings the most to our campus community. The homecoming committee is very excited to make these changes and cannot wait to see who will be crowned Top of the Rock 2016!