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M-Power is a mentorship program for students of color and part of an ongoing partnership between the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Athletics, RISE-WVU, the LGBTQ+ Center and Student Engagement & Leadership.

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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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Nicholas Colton

Diversity Ambassador

Colton Nichols

Freshman / Political Science and Communication Studies

Colton Nichols is a sophomore Political Science and Communication Studies double major with a minor in leadership studies. He chose to be a Diversity Ambassador at WVU because he believes the university can always do more to foster a safe and open campus. He hopes to be a resource for his peers by helping create an environment that makes everyone feel comfortable with who they are. He hopes to be an advocate for students who feel disadvantaged and to be a connection between the university and students so they can work together to make the university as open and diverse as possible.

Become a Diversity Ambassador: Colton Nichols

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 2019: Top Colleges for Diversity

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.

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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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.

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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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