Critical Race Training in Education

West Virginia University

Undergraduate

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 6009
One Waterfront Place
Morgantown, West Virginia 26506
Phone
(304) 293-2121
School Information
"WVU is a family of distinctive campuses united by a single mission. From the groundbreaking research of our flagship in Morgantown to the career-oriented programs of WVU Potomac State in Keyser to the technology-intensive programs at WVU Tech in Beckley — we are leveraging our talents and resources to create a better future for West Virginia and the World." The university enrolls over 29,900 students, employs over 2,070 full-time, instructional faculty, and offers 360 majors. (Source: https://www.wvu.edu/about-wvu) (Source: https://www.wvu.edu/about-wvu/wvu-facts)
General Information
In the summer of 2020, the university president announced the creation of different working groups which will be considering anti-racism education, policing reform, and reforms to the Code of Conduct, among other initiatives. No mandatory Critical Race Training sessions are yet required of students. However, see developments below:

Critical Race Training Activity

  • Symbolic Actions

    University president announced the creation of "action-oriented working groups to make recommendations on how this University can improve and then focus on implementation."

  • Re-Imagining Policing

    Police reform is being pursued by one of the working groups: "Action items may include trainings, policies and partnerships with other police departments".

  • Anti-Racism, Bias, and Diversity Training

    The "working group addressing the development of a culturally aware and inclusive campus environment" is considering anti-racism education.

  • Disciplinary Measures

    One of the working groups is focusing on "addressing campus and community partnerships." "Action items may include reviewing student and employee codes of conduct, policies on racially insensitive symbols or language, and community programming."

Last updated February 13th, 2021