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WVU Non-discrimination Statement

West Virginia University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive culture by promoting diversity, inclusion, equality, and intercultural and inter-community outreach. Accordingly, 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 in state and federal law), religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or gender expression in the administration of any of its education program, activities or with respect to admission or employment. The Office of Equity Assurance, which includes the Title IX and ADA Coordinators, is designated to handle inquiries and reports regarding nondiscrimination policies reports. Contact Director of Equity Assurance/Title IX Coordinator, James Goins Jr. or ADA Coordinator, Jill Hess at 304-293-5600 for more information or to file a report.

To uphold the University's values of fostering a climate of opportunity, mutual respect and understanding that engenders a feeling that the future should be shared by all community members and striving for a campus that is absent of discrimination and harassment on the basis of a protected class named above, the Office of Equity Assurance is responsible for:

  • Investigating all reports of discrimination, harassment, sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, domestic misconduct, stalking and retaliation through a fair and equitable process.
  • Monitoring WVU’s compliance with federal, state and institutional policy and procedures.
  • Making relevant policy recommendations.
  • Advising units about hiring processes.
  • Providing prevention education and training.
  • Ensuring support services for persons with disabilities.

Director of Equity Assurance

The Director of Equity Assurance oversees the Office of Equity Assurance and monitors WVU’s compliance to Board of Governors Governance Rule 1.6 to ensure that access to University programs and activities is not prohibited on the basis of any protected class in accordance with WVU’s statement of nondiscrimination.

James Goins Jr.

James Goins Jr. Director of Equity Assurance/Title IX Coordinator
Phone icon 304-293-5600
Envelope icon james.goins@mail.wvu.edu

Policies and Procedures

Learn about the policies and procedures which guide our work.

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Title IX

What is Title IX? How do you file a complaint? FAQ. Prevention and training.

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Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

The ADA requires the provision of reasonable effective accommodations for eligible faculty, staff, students and visitors across WVU’s programs, activities and services. Learn more.

Read More: Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

The Civil Rights Act (Title VI, VII)

The Civil Rights Act of 1964 and its amendments are responsible for preventing discrimination in federally assisted programs, such as higher education, and employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or national origin. Learn more.

Read More: The Civil Rights Act (Title VI, VII)

Resources and Reporting Options

Learn about your options for reporting prohibited conduct and what steps to take if you decide to file a report. If you wish to speak to someone anonymously, please call or text the Anonymous On-Call Line at 304-906-9930. Someone is available to take your call 24 hours a day.

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Children on Campus

West Virginia University is committed to protecting children on the University's premises or involved in University sponsored programs at all geographic locations. We've established guidelines and expectations for program and event administrators to ensure a positive environment is created which promotes health, wellness, safety and security. Learn more.

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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.

Report Abuse

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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