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Defining Our Terms

What is diversity? What is inclusion? We’re here for meaningful conversations, so let’s start by defining some of the terms we use.

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We Recommend

The world is awash with books, podcasts, music and more that help move the conversation about diversity, equity and inclusion forward. Check out some of our current staff recommendations.

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Implicit Bias

Have you checked your implicit biases? (We all have them.) Take a few moments to explore the Harvard Implicit Bias Test.

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Know Your Rights

Knowing what resources are available on- and off-campus gives you the tools you need to help yourself and others who have experienced gender-based discrimination, including sexual violence, power-based personal violence and harassment. WVU has a zero-tolerance policy for these types of offenses and is pro-actively working to make them rare; but it’s on us as a Mountaineer family to help one another wherever and whenever we can.

Learn more: Equity Assurance

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Moments with Meshea

Next Event February 26, 20201:00 - 2:00 p.m., WVU College of Law

Our pop-up office is coming to a site near you. Chat with DEI staff members, including Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Meshea Poore.

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Lizzie Dever

Diversity Ambassador

Lizzie Dever

Graduate Student / Geography

Lizzie Dever is a graduate student studying geography. West Virginia University has been her home for the past six years. Lizzie often reflects on her freshman orientation in fall 2013, where diversity was only mentioned in standardized statements added into syllabi by her instructors. Lizzie truly believes that Diversity Ambassadors can make great strides talking with students during student organization meetings, facilitating workshops, and fighting for more inclusive programming and events. It is her hope that by the time she graduates, she can look back on her eight years at West Virginia University and notice progressive differences in the student body and attitudes towards diversity on campus.

Become a Diversity Ambassador: Lizzie Dever

We Are One WVU

At WVU we celebrate that we’re made up of Mountaineers from all walks of life.

West Virginia University will be known for honoring the worth of every individual, and sustaining an environment where all people are encouraged to achieve their full potential.


A Soundtrack4Justice playlist can fuel you and/or can serve as a conversation starter with family and friends. Here’s ours on Spotify.

West Virginia University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive culture by promoting diversity, inclusion, equality, and intercultural and intercommunity outreach. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, marital or family status, pregnancy, veteran status, service in the uniformed services (as defined by state and federal law), religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, or gender expression in the administration of any of its educational programs, activities, or with respect to admission or employment.

– Board of Governors Rule 1.6

Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

1085 Van Voorhis Road Suite 250
P.O. Box 6202, Morgantown WV 26506-6202

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Trust your gut feeling. If you suspect any type of child abuse or neglect, including physical or sexual abuse, report it immediately.

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There's no place for discrimination and harassment  on our campus. If you have experienced or have knowledge of discrimination or harassment, please report it to us.

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