West Virginia University’s Inclusive Campus website is one of several recent initiatives designed to reinforce WVU’s commitment to sustain and build a more inclusive and diverse campus community for students, faculty, staff and visitors.
Since its launch this spring, the website has added information in several key categories including initiatives, programs and certificates offered at the University, as well as a variety of resources focused on opportunities for underrepresented students and faculty.
Initiatives are broken down into the following areas:
Academics (Faculty and student support, scholarships, faculty hiring initiatives, training, academic programs and recruitment.)
Campus Environment (Celebrating differences while creating spaces where everyone feels welcome and included.)
Community Partnerships and Programming (Highlighting connections to better the lives of students and employees.)
Health and Wellbeing (Resources for emotional, physical and social well-being.)
Leadership and Mentorship (Programs develop student and faculty leaders.)
Safety (Information to promote a safe learning, working and living environment for students, faculty, staff and visitors.)
In addition to on- and off-campus resources, events, support, student organizations and academic programs for the Black community, recently added resources also include support for WVU’s LGBTQ+ community, including on-campus resources with opportunities to meet new people, find helpful services and request a name update, and community resources that highlight advocacy groups serving Morgantown’s LGBTQ+ community.
The website now includes resources that support veterans on campus, including student organizations where veterans can find social, leadership, professional development and community engagement opportunities. As well as resources for the international community.
The University recognizes this work is ongoing; the Inclusive Campus website remains a work-in-progress. That’s why students, faculty, staff and others are encouraged to provide feedback and submit suggestions about new programs, resources, announcements and events, or email firstname.lastname@example.org to continue in this endeavor.