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
Graduate Student / Geography
Lizzie Dever is a
graduate student studying geography. West Virginia University has been her home
for the past six years. Lizzie often reflects on her freshman orientation in
fall 2013, where diversity was only mentioned in standardized statements added
into syllabi by her instructors. Lizzie truly believes that Diversity Ambassadors can make great strides talking with students during student
organization meetings, facilitating workshops, and fighting for more inclusive
programming and events. It is her hope that by the time she graduates, she can
look back on her eight years at West Virginia University and notice progressive
differences in the student body and attitudes towards diversity on campus.
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.
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
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