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We exist because WVU is always striving to create the safe, diverse, welcoming community we all deserve. Join us in pursuing change for the good of all.

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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 December 4, 20191:00 - 2:00 p.m., WVU Mountainlair Vandalia Lounge

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

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Hana Elbarrawy

Diversity Ambassador

Hana Elbarrawy

Junior / Political Science

Hana Elbarrawy, an international student from Egypt, is a junior studying political science. For a multicultural community to feel like one, it must have something that brings everyone together. Hana is passionate about educating her peers and fellow international students, as well as bringing people together by serving the community around them. She believes that it doesn’t matter where you come from, as a Diversity Ambassador, she is ready to work hard to ensure that everyone has a sense of belonging on the campus of West Virginia University.

Become a Diversity Ambassador: Hana Elbarrawy

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.

Soundtrack of Justice

Create a Soundtrack4Justice playlist that fuels you and/or can serve as a conversation starter with family and friends. Here’s ours.

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

Phone icon 304-293-5600
Fax icon 304-293-8279
Fax icon diversity@mail.wvu.edu

Report Child Abuse or Neglect

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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File a Complaint

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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