It’s up to all of us

The Division of Institutional Integrity supports Appalachian State University by driving a campus culture of compliance and facilitating the University’s ability to maximize strategic opportunities while minimizing liability exposure. This allows the University to achieve its academic mission and strategic plan while adhering to ethical, legal, and regulatory responsibilities, thus creating a unique environment to comply with the extensive regulations and administrative oversight applicable to operations. The Division also provides legal, risk management, and compliance support for the Foundation and other University-affiliated entities.

Developing a campus culture of compliance excellence

High level strategic planning will be necessary to develop a campus culture of compliance excellence. Units within the Division will benefit from a coordinated approach in the creation and development of the Division. Some of the strategic initiatives to be addressed include campus communications with internal stakeholders, networking with external legal, compliance, and risk management stakeholders, rebranding of Division units, and branding of the Division as a whole, socializing the work of the Division with stakeholders, assessing current resources, and making better utilization of resources, and development and delivery of compliance and risk management educational content to campus.


In response to the ever-shifting regulatory landscape in higher education, which has been exacerbated by the advent of COVID, Chancellor Sheri Everts authorized the creation of a new division in the Fall of 2021—the Division of Institutional Integrity—that includes the following enterprise-wide legal, risk, and compliance functions that report to the General Counsel: