What is diversity? What is inclusion? We’re here for meaningful conversations, so let’s start by defining some of the terms we use.
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.
Have you checked your implicit biases? (We all have them.) Take a few moments to explore the Harvard Implicit Bias Test.
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
Most Recent In-person Event 2-26-20WVU College of Law
We've moved our pop-up office activity on-line for now. Follow us on social media for more information and messages from DEI staff members, including Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Meshea L. Poore, Esq.View Schedule Submit a Topic
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Lauren Florio is a senior Psychology student planning on going into occupational therapy. She is the Vice President of the Honors Student Association where she plans programs for Honors students at WVU and is also a Resident Assistant on campus where she promotes diversity and safety to residents. She has been involved with Rohr Chabad Jewish Student Center since her freshman year and is currently the Student Board Vice President. She has chosen to be a Diversity Ambassador so that she may continue to promote diversity on campus with a supportive team and is hopeful that this experience will teach her how she can better help others. She hopes to be a valuable resource to the WVU community and provide them with a safe space to get information or help.
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.
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
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