We’re pursuing diversity, equity and inclusion in all aspects of academic life, from programs for current faculty and students to faculty hiring and scholarship initiatives.
Chambers College Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Handbook for Faculty and Staff
Created by the College's Diversity, Inclusion, Culture and Equity (DICE) committee, this handbook for faculty and staff encourages practices that foster a more inclusive classroom environment.
Colloquium For Underrepresented Aspiring Doctoral Candidates
High-achieving students of color who are completing or have completed a bachelor’s degree, or are enrolled in a master’s degree program, can hear from professionals in a variety of fields as part of the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion's annual Colloquium for Underrepresented Aspiring Doctoral Candidates.
Crowdfunding Scholarship Campaign
As part of the WVU Foundation's "We Are Stronger Together" initiative, the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion launched a crowdfunding campaign July 20, 2020 to raise scholarship support for current and prospective students from underrepresented groups.
Diversity Micro-Credentialing Program
To promote equality and tolerance, and to celebrate the dignity of all people, the WVU is developing a Diversity Micro-Credentialing Program to allow students to better understand sources of intolerance and hate as they relate to marginalized and underrepresented people.
Diversity Scholarships help exceptional and talented students who have been traditionally underrepresented on college campuses.
Eberly College Racial Justice Grants
Grants are available for research projects related to racial justice and to the historical, economic, educational, social, scientific, structural and transnational implications of race, racism and antiblackness. Scholars from all disciplines are invited to apply. This initiative is also supported by the Center for Resilient Communities, WVU Office of Research, the Office of the Provost and the Office of the President.
Expansion of Honors Ambassadors
Expanding the number of Honors Ambassadors who are reflective of our entire student composition is one way the Honors College is reaffirming its commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
Faculty Development Workshop program
The Office of the Provost, in conjunction with other campus units, hosts trainings and workshops to help faculty learn about current trends in higher education and their impact on WVU’s goals and management. Sessions also focus on developing basic and advanced faculty and leadership skills and the role of equity, diversity and inclusion within a higher education context.
Faculty Justice Network
The Faculty Justice Network works to fully engage faculty of color — particularly new faculty — within the broader academic life of the University to improve the campus culture and climate.
Faculty Senate Inclusion and Diversity Committee
The Inclusion and Diversity Committee’s charge includes assessing and issuing a University-wide report on campus culture of inclusion, equity and diversity, and providing material, curricular support and guidance for faculty teaching and service related to diversity, equity and inclusion.
Honors College Diversity Module
A diversity module is part of Honors 298o, the first-year seminar course required of all incoming Honors College students.
Honors LGBTQ+ and Allies Affinity Group
This affinity group meets monthly and provides a time and space for Honors LGBTQ+ students and allies to gather and support one another — and to laugh and learn. For more information, email Honors@mail.wvu.edu.
Honors Students of Color Affinity Group
This affinity group meets biweekly, bringing together Honors students of color to connect with and support each other, and to talk with guests from the WVU and Morgantown communities who can help them succeed at WVU. For more information, email Honors@mail.wvu.edu.
Inclusive Hiring Initiative
To attract and retain a more diverse WVU faculty, this initiative focuses on the recruitment stage of the hiring process by assisting WVU departments to better find and reach out to those who are diverse in regard to their social identities and their specializations.
Katherine Johnson Scholarship
Established to honor NASA pioneer Katherine Johnson, the first Black women to attend WVU graduate school, this scholarship benefits African American students studying math or science in the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences.
Program for Native American Studies
Native American Studies (NAS) is an interdisciplinary academic program in the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences. The NAS minor curriculum is designed to help students develop a greater respect for and understanding of diverse Native cultures by providing historical context and contemporary perspectives.
RISE WVU creates opportunities for Black, Latinx and other diverse students to build an academic community and persist towards graduation.
Training and Education Events - Potomac State
Potomac State College partners with WVU Morgantown's Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion to provide ongoing training and education for students, faculty and staff.
University Mission Hires program
Three of four positions for the University Mission Hires program, announced by the Office of the Provost in February 2020, will start this year; the fourth is planned to begin for 2022.