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The Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion has been working with leaders across WVU to develop diversity, equity and inclusion committees at all of our Schools, Colleges and Units. Many of those committees are already up and running, and we continue to collaborate with others on campus to activate additional committees.

 Later this year the Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Meshea L. Poore, Esq. will take the next step to assemble the Chairs of each Committee into an overarching DEI Council to develop goals, best practices, and ensure that we, as Mountaineers, are creating the safe, diverse, and welcoming community we all deserve.

Learn More about DEI Committees and the DEI Council

Featured Content

Defining Our Terms

What is diversity? What is inclusion? We’re here for meaningful conversations, so let’s start by defining some of the terms we use.

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We Recommend

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.

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Implicit Bias

Have you checked your implicit biases? (We all have them.) Take a few moments to explore the Harvard Implicit Bias Test.

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Know Your Rights

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
West Virginia University designated as Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award recipient. 

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Moments with Meshea

Most Recent In-person Event 2-26-20WVU College of Law

We've moved our pop-up office activity on-line for now. Follow us on social media for more information and messages from DEI staff members, including Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Meshea L. Poore, Esq.

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Mishra Sudhanshu

Diversity Ambassador

Sudhanshu Mishra

Sophomore / Biology

Sudhanshu Mishra is a junior Biology major from India. He believes diversity, equity, and inclusion are components that play a significant role in everyone's life and thus it is imperative to absorb and embody these ideas in ourselves. He thinks many students are unaware of the great resources WVU provides to students throughout the campus. He has become a Diversity Ambassador to learn and inform others around him about creating an all-inclusive environment for everyone. He looks forward to engaging in interesting and innovative conversations with all his friends around campus and beyond.

Become a Diversity Ambassador: Sudhanshu Mishra

We Are One WVU

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.

Insight Into Diversity Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award 2020 Top Colleges for Diversity

WVU Native American Studies Land Acknowledgement

West Virginia University, with its statewide institutional presence, resides on land that includes ancestral territories of the Shawnee, Lenape (Delaware), Haudenosaunee (Seneca, Cayuga, Onondaga, Oneida, Mohawk, Tuscarora), Cherokee, and many other Indigenous peoples.

In acknowledging this, we recognize and appreciate those Indigenous nations whose territories we are living on and working in. Indigenous peoples have been in the land currently known as West Virginia since time immemorial.

It is important that we understand both the context that has brought our university community to reside on this land, and our place within this long history.

We also recognize that colonialism is a current ongoing process, and as scholars seeking truth and understanding, we need to be mindful of our present participation in this process.

(Developed Fall 2019 w/input from NAS Committee members, especially Dr. Charlotte Hoelke, and after NAS Program consultation with tribes, to be read at NAS public events and included in NAS syllabi, and shared with others, including WVU Humanities Center, Morgantown Human Rights Commission, et al. This statement can and should be modified as circumstances dictate, to be as inclusive, relevant, and accurate as possible. Bonnie M. Brown, NAS Coord.)

Soundtrack4Justice

A Soundtrack4Justice playlist can fuel you and/or can serve as a conversation starter with family and friends. Here’s ours on Spotify.

Check us out on Spotify. View past soundtracks.

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

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