- Mailing Address
P.O. Box 6009
One Waterfront Place
Morgantown, West Virginia 26506
- (304) 293-2121
- Email address
- 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:
- 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.
The Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion offers a variety of trainings, such as the DEI Classroom series, in addition to resources for students and faculty from various authors including Ibram X. Kendi.
- 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."
On February 15 and 22, 2022, the university held a two-day anti-racism event titled, “A Long Talk About the Uncomfortable Truth” to discuss the “duration, violence, and intentionality of oppression in America.”
The university holds a separate Multicultural Graduation Celebration to “intentionally highlight and honor culture and celebrate diversity” for only multicultural students at WVU. Multicultural students will also “receive a cultural stole to wear over their graduation robe during the official commencement ceremonies.”
The Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion “is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive culture by promoting diversity, inclusion, equality, and intercultural and inter community outreach” through its diversity initiatives.