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The Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion has been working with leaders across WVU to develop diversity, equity and inclusion committees at all of our Schools, Colleges and Units. Many of those committees are already up and running, and we continue to collaborate with others on campus to activate additional committees.

 Later this year the Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Meshea L. Poore, Esq. will take the next step to assemble the Chairs of each Committee into an overarching DEI Council to develop goals, best practices, and ensure that we, as Mountaineers, are creating the safe, diverse, and welcoming community we all deserve.

Learn More about DEI Committees and the DEI Council

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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
West Virginia University designated as Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award recipient. 

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Moments with Meshea

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.

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Caitlin Fulp

Diversity Ambassador

Caitlin Fulp

Junior/ Political Science and Communication Studies

Caitlin Fulp is a senior Political Science and Communication Studies major. She is currently serving her second year as a Diversity Ambassador. She is also a student worker at the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. As a woman of color and member of the LGBQT+ community Caitlin finds it extremely important that students are able to have conversations about inclusivity on campus. As a Diversity Ambassador she hopes to facilitate these conversations. She wants to encourage other students to speak out about their experiences and lead conversations of their own. She intends to use her position to make WVU a place where everyone can feel welcomed so she can leave WVU knowing she created a sense of unity on campus.

Become a Diversity Ambassador: Caitlin Fulp

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.

Insight Into Diversity Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award 2020 Top Colleges for Diversity

Soundtrack4Justice

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

Check us out on Spotify. View past soundtracks.

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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