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West Virginia Wesleyan College

Undergraduate School

Mailing Address
59 College Avenue
Buckhannon, West Virginia 26201
(304) 473-8510
Email address
School Information
"West Virginia Wesleyan creates a unique learning environment that enables our students to develop the skills, values, relationships, and perspectives that will allow them to obtain employment, enhance their employment, and be leaders throughout their lives. They are well prepared to be successful and respected citizens of a rapidly changing world" (Source: The college was founded in 1890 and has a total undergraduate enrollment of nearly 1,000 students. 50 undergraduate majors, 33 minors, and 5 graduate programs are offered. The student to faculty ratio is 12 to 1.
General Information
West Virginia Wesleyan College appointed its first chief DEI officer in February of 2021. Furthermore, the school incorporates the concept of inclusion in its first year outcomes. Several courses discuss diversity. See developments below:

Actions Taken

Curriculum Changes and Requirements
  • One of the first year outcomes within the curricula is to "analyze how marginalized communities use a variety of mechanisms to pressure for and attain equality, inclusion, and human rights."
  • One of the program outcomes for the Teacher Education program is to "understand the need for reflective leadership to create effective inclusive classrooms and practical strategies for change."
  • On June 1, 2021, WVWC announced that after a successful course offering in the spring, the course "How to Be an Antiracist" will continue to be offered in the following semester. WVWC also recommended health sciences students to take the course to learn about the "many ways that health inequities are tied to racism."
  • On October 6, 2021, WVWC announced that the school is seeking to hire a Graduate Assistant for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion under the Office of DEI.
  • On February 1, 2021, WVWC announced that it named its inaugural chief DEI officer.
  • The Benedum Campus Center has an Office of Multicultural Affairs.
Symbolic Actions
  • On October 7, 2020, WVWC attended the Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation's second summit on "issues of race and racism."
  • In August of 2022, WVWC announced that Laurie Goux will be the new Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.
Last updated March 1st, 2024
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