WestVirginia University today (Dec. 7) issued the following statement regarding the actions undertaken by student workers at WWVU:
It is unfortunate that students at WWVU, West Virginia University’s
student-run radio station, have resorted to a job action that has resulted in
the station shutting down, an action which if it continues could jeopardize the
The University has reached out to the students in recent days as they
took their complaints to social media, meeting with key members of the group. They
have been assured that the complaints, which are the basis of their action, are
being taken seriously and investigated. However, within just a few hours after a
productive and congenial meeting with Dean of Students Corey Farris, this
decision to undertake a job action was acted on.
It is important to know that WVU has been aware of the students’ concerns
regarding an issue related to the staffing at the station.
However, WVU cannot comment on specifics regarding any possible investigation,
including even confirming one exists.’
At West Virginia
University, we stand as ONE MOUNTAINEER FAMILY. WVU will not tolerate any form
of discrimination, harassment, sexual misconduct, domestic misconduct, stalking
or retaliation. Our highest priority is to create an educational and workplace
environment where everyone feels welcome, safe and free to express themselves.
WVU will continue
to follow its policies and procedures to address any actions which would be
considered contrary to this commitment. This process also includes taking any
appropriate action upon the finding of a violation of any policy.
WVU encourages any
member of our WVU family who believes they have relevant information related to
the current WWVU matter, or any other, to file a complaint anytime online at https://titleix.wvu.edu/ or contact the Title IX office to provide relevant information
which may aid the investigation.
Complaints may also
be made in person at the Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion located
at the Suncrest Center, 1085 Van Voorhis Road, Suite 250, Morgantown, WV 26506,
or by contacting James Goins Jr., Title IX coordinator/director of equity
assurance, at James.Goins@mail.wvu.edu or 304.293.5600.
Anonymous reports may also be made to the 24/7 Equity Assurance Hotline at
CONTACT: John A.
Bolt; University Relations/Communications