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WVU LGBTQ+ Center ensures welcoming, inclusive culture across campus as school year begins

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Cris Mayo Director, WVU LGBTQ+ Center

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The West Virginia University LGBTQ+ Center offers a variety of Safe Zone trainings, resources, classes and events to advocate for members of the LGBTQ+ community. The Center is committed to helping provide a safe and inclusive campus for all students, while understanding that transgender students may arrive on campus already stressed and concerned about the potential for isolation.n.

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“One of our main goals at the LGBTQ+ Center is to make sure units on campus understand the needs of trans students and can help them access resources. As students come to campus, we want to make sure that they feel comfortable and welcomed. We invite students to explore our website to find out how the Registrar’s office and IT can help with preferred name changes and pronouns on rosters and MIX email accounts, use our map to identify gender inclusive restrooms and visit us for events and gatherings year-round. We also encourage faculty, counselors and healthcare providers on campus to sign up for Trans Safe Zone trainings to find out more about inclusive instructional strategies and challenges facing trans, nonbinary, and intersex university students.”

“At the start of every semester, the LGBTQ+ Center staff and our community are excited to welcome all students to WVU. Please visit us M-F, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. for a warm atmosphere for studying, meeting new friends and learning about campus resources. We look forward to another great semester.” —Cris Mayo Director, WVU LGBTQ+ Center


Target Audience

  • LGBTQ+ students, faculty, staff and community members
  • Students
  • Faculty 
  • Staff
  • Alumni



CONTACT: Cris Mayo
Director, LGBTQ+ Center

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