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The Kindness Campaign

The Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is excited to launch its Kindness Campaign throughout the Spring 2024 Semester.

Throughout this campaign, Division staff members, Diversity Ambassadors and Peer Advocates will carry out monthly acts of kindness to promote the well-being of the campus. 

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Kindness Campaign 2024

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
WVU Career Services maintains a list of internship and job opportunities. Check out their resource via Handshake.

Join the West Virginia University team - check out the current career opportunities at WVU, an EEO/Affirmative Action employer.

Upcoming Events

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Let's Talk

Join us on YouTube for Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Meshea L. Poore's series of short videos, exploring topics centered on helping members of the WVU community live, learn and work together with care and respect for each other.

Megan Frappier

Diversity Ambassador

Megan Frappier


Megan is an Honors political science and criminology double major, with a minor in leadership studies. She is a Supervisor for WVU Campus Recreations, Panhellenic Vice President of Inclusion, Delta Gamma's Director of Social Awareness, a Milan Puskar Leadership Scholar, and President of the Peer Advocates. She is also involved in various clubs on campus, including the Hip Hop Dance Team. She chose to be a Diversity Ambassador at WVU because she wants to help engender a safe and inclusive community for all. She believes that by furthering our understanding of one another's background and experiences, we can develop a more universal competence and move towards achieving a more equitable society; that Mountaineers take pride in exploration and further expanding our global community to exceed expectations and set new standards for society; and that in order for Mountaineers to continue as agents of change through exploration, we must grow our awareness in the areas of diversity and inclusion here at WVU. As an ambassador she hopes to be a resource, an ally, and an advocate for her peers to build an inclusive campus that promotes positivity, enacts change, and creates a safe space for productive dialogue.

Become a Diversity Ambassador: Megan Frappier

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.

WVU Native American Studies Land Acknowledgement

West Virginia University, with its statewide institutional presence, resides on land that includes ancestral lands of the Shawnee, Cherokee, Lenape (also called Delaware), the Haudenosaunee (or Iroquois) Nations: Seneca, Cayuga, Onondaga, Oneida, Mohawk, Tuscarora), and many other Indigenous peoples over time.

In acknowledging this, we recognize and appreciate those Indigenous nations whose lands 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.

(Developed Fall 2019 w/input from NAS Committee members, especially Dr. Charlotte Hoelke, and after NAS Program consultation with tribes, to be read at public events and included on websites, in syllabi, and shared with others. This acknowledgment should be considered a dynamic statement, modified when needed to be as inclusive, relevant, and accurate as possible.  Bonnie M. Brown, NAS Coord.)

We are pleased to share this video version of this land acknowledgement.

Thank you to Bonnie M. Brown and the Native American Studies Program, Bob Pirner for voicing the statement, and Kelly Heasley in University Relations for her aerial video and production.

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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

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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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