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Fostering inclusion

Programs like Diversity Week, the Chancellor Scholars Program, the Neil S. Bucklew Award, and the Colloquium for Aspiring Minority Doctoral Candidates, encourage the recruitment and retention of students and faculty from underrepresented groups.

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Creating a safe place

See how we protect our students and employees from discrimination, harassment, and sexual misconduct. 

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Title IX

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Preventing Sexual Assault and Power Based Personal Violence starts with You.

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) enforces, among other statutes, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. Title IX protects people from discrimination based on sex in education programs or activities that receive Federal financial assistance. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 states that {20 U.S.C. § 1681(a)}:

“No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.” 

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Diversity highlights

Sara Berzingi

Sara Berzingi on TEDxWVU

As a Muslim American activist and an aspiring writer, Sara Berzingi’s work focuses on the politics of identity and belonging in an increasingly exclusive America.

Check out Sara on TEDxWVU

Meshea Poore

Activist to Leader

Long-time activist Meshea Poore to lead WVU's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Office

View WVUToday's exclusive on Meshea Poore

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