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The Kindness Campaign

The Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is excited to launch its Kindness Campaign throughout the Spring 2024 Semester.

Throughout this campaign, Division staff members, Diversity Ambassadors and Peer Advocates will carry out monthly acts of kindness to promote the well-being of the campus. 

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Kindness Campaign 2024

Featured Content

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
WVU Career Services maintains a list of internship and job opportunities. Check out their resource via Handshake.

Join the West Virginia University team - check out the current career opportunities at WVU, an EEO/Affirmative Action employer.

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Let's Talk

Join us on YouTube for Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Meshea L. Poore's series of short videos, exploring topics centered on helping members of the WVU community live, learn and work together with care and respect for each other.

Natalie Briggs

Diversity Ambassador

Natalie Briggs


Natalie Briggs is an Organizational Leadership and AccounEng double major, with minors in  Ethics and Prosperity and International Business. She is a member of the Honors College, Finance and Investment Club, Chinese Club, Women in Business, and a Hagan Scholar. She chose to be a Diversity Ambassador because she wants to foster a community where everyone is safe and free to express themselves how they would like. She hopes to be a trustworthy individual in which peers can rely on for help, as well as to give a friendly face to anyone who needs one. She hopes to make connections around WVU in which people from all backgrounds can find common ground and learn from one another. 

Become a Diversity Ambassador: Natalie Briggs

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.

WVU Native American Studies Land Acknowledgement

West Virginia University, with its statewide institutional presence, resides on land that includes ancestral lands of the Shawnee, Cherokee, Lenape (also called Delaware), the Haudenosaunee (or Iroquois) Nations: Seneca, Cayuga, Onondaga, Oneida, Mohawk, Tuscarora), and many other Indigenous peoples over time.

In acknowledging this, we recognize and appreciate those Indigenous nations whose lands we are living on and working in. Indigenous peoples have been in the land currently known as West Virginia since time immemorial.

It is important that we understand both the context that has brought our university community to reside on this land, and our place within this long history.

(Developed Fall 2019 w/input from NAS Committee members, especially Dr. Charlotte Hoelke, and after NAS Program consultation with tribes, to be read at public events and included on websites, in syllabi, and shared with others. This acknowledgment should be considered a dynamic statement, modified when needed to be as inclusive, relevant, and accurate as possible.  Bonnie M. Brown, NAS Coord.)

We are pleased to share this video version of this land acknowledgement.

Thank you to Bonnie M. Brown and the Native American Studies Program, Bob Pirner for voicing the statement, and Kelly Heasley in University Relations for her aerial video and production.

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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

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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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