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 / Public Administration
Mustafa Rfat is a
graduate student studying public administration. As a Diversity Ambassador, he
is passionate about surveying the campus climate to generate ideas and
initiatives from culturally diverse groups. Mustafa believes this can be
achieved by visiting all diverse organizations and marginalized groups to
reassure them that their concerns are not only valid and highly valued, but
their voices will be heard and will play a tremendous role in making WVU a more
diverse and inclusive campus for all.
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.
A Soundtrack4Justice playlist can fuel you and/or can serve as a conversation starter with family and friends. Here’s ours on Spotify.
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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