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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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 Colloquium XViii

March 24-26,2019.

Participants for the 2012 Minority Colloquium for doctoral students listen to the panel in the Mountainlair Ballroom on October 8, 2012.

What is the Colloquium?

The Colloquium for Aspiring Underrepresented Doctoral Candidates is designed to promote graduate education at West Virginia University (WVU) to prospective and current minority students (African American, Hispanic, and/or Native American), in particular, from the immediate Appalachian region. 

Apply now. Deadline for applications is January 31,2019.

Creating a safe place

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

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2018 solidarity ball

Ricky Jackson

Join us Thursday, April 5, 2018 at 7:00 PM

Please join the WVU Center for Black Culture and Research, the WVU Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, The WVU Office of Student Engagement, and the WVU Native American Studies Program as they host the first annual “Solidarity Ball” on behalf of the West Virginia Innocence Project. This inaugural event will not only highlight the work of the West Virginia Innocence Project, but also be an opportunity to raise awareness and funds to continue their efforts. 

Learn more about The Innocence Project 

Diversity Spotlight

David Fryson

Diversity advocate still building on multifaceted life

He’s a multifaceted Mr. Everything, confident and curious, polished, personable, well spoken and well read, ready always to embrace every new opportunity presented to him.

Read the Innerview on David Fryson

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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