The West Virginia University Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion held an open house on Aug. 27 to celebrate its new location, which brings all the division’s elements into one central office for the first time.
President Jim Clements, Provost Michele Wheatly, and Health Sciences Chancellor Dr. Christopher C. Colenda spoke at the event hosted by Chief Diversity Officer David M. Fryson and the Diversity Team to discuss the strategic vision for diversity at the University.
“The Diversity team is excited to be provided this state of the art office to attest to WVU’s ever growing commitment to the goals of diversity and inclusion,” Fryson said.
The division’s new offices are located in Suncrest Center at 1085 Van Voorhis Road, Suite 250. Parking is free.
Located across from the Mountaineer Station transportation center, the new office provides faculty, staff and students a more centralized and accessible place to meet with division officials, bringing together all of the division’s services, including the former President’s Office for Social Justice and the former Office of Disability Services, renamed the Office of Accessibility Services.
The division works to recruit diverse faculty, staff and students, measure the campus’ climate in terms of diversity as well as celebrate the many cultures and experiences currently part of the WVU community. The division is charged with imbuing the principles of social justice throughout the WVU community through promoting opportunity, equality, civility and respect for all people.
Click below to hear the WVUToday radio spot on the Division's new space and plans.
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