why does diversity matter?
Without diversity, our ability to excel is severely hindered; without the experiences,
perspectives and approaches brought by students, instructors and
staff across identities, we miss opportunities for innovation and collaboration.
Without diversity, we can lack the creativity that embodies what it means
to be a Mountaineer: an intrepid explorer of what could be, who is unsatisfied
with what is. By bringing a diverse community to campus and supporting their
experiences, West Virginia University positions itself to be a leader in
the state, the country and in the world. Students who attend West Virginia University
will interact with others who have experiences that are both similar to and
different from their own, learn to make meaning of these experiences and
develop an appreciation for difference. Further, they will leave equipped
to participate on and lead diverse teams as part of a global marketplace.
Student Diversity Ambassadors
Become an ambassador.
Want to make your mark on diversity at WVU? Our ambassadors connect with current and prospective students to spread our mission.Read More: Student Diversity Ambassadors
Join the Celebration
WVU strives year-round to create and celebrate diversity and inclusion. But each year we also celebrate a Diversity Week, an entire week of programming that promotes the broad spectrum of diversity continuing to grow on our campus.Read More: Diversity Week
Graduate Education Initiatives
Explore Graduate Education
Take the next step on your academic journey. At WVU your growth will be fostered as a Scholar and Student of Color. Learn more about the Chancellor's Scholars Program and the Colloquium2020.Read More: Graduate Education Initiatives
Multicultural Graduation Celebration
Commemorate Your Success
The Multicultural Graduation Celebration ceremony intentionally highlights and honors culture and celebrates diversity. Participating graduates will receive a cultural stole to wear over their graduation robe during the official commencement ceremonies.Read More: Multicultural Graduation Celebration
Learn more about one of our newest initiatives - the M-Power mentoring program.