Every member of the West Virginia University family has a responsibility to create an inclusive environment where Mountaineers celebrate differences and find a path for unity, Meshea Poore, who leads the University’s efforts said Monday (Sept. 16).
Several changes in approaching freshmen retention issues, plus a multi-year emphasis on keeping students at West Virginia University have resulted in an improved retention rate this semester Provost Maryanne Reed told the Board of Governors Friday.
For three consecutive years, BestColleges, in partnership with Campus Pride, has named WVU one of the “Best Colleges for LGBTQ Students” for inclusive programming and outreach efforts in an educational environment. In addition, the Center’s director and professor of Women’s and Gender Studies, Cris Mayo, has been named a recipient of the regional 2019 LGBTQ Leadership Award from the National Diversity Council.
West Virginia University will hold a bell-ringing ceremony, coordinated by the Office of Campus and Community Life and Alpha Phi Omega, a national service fraternity, on Friday (Sept. 6) in remembrance of students Delaney Wykle and Makenzie Deditch.
FallFest, West Virginia University’s 25th annual welcome-back-to-campus concert will be held Tuesday, Aug. 20, on the Evansdale Rec Fields adjacent to the Student Rec Center. This year’s performers are Louis the Child, Gucci Mane and Jon Bellion.
An array of Welcome Week activities designed to foster lifelong passion and purpose await an estimated 5,600 new students from around the world making their way to Morgantown this week to embark on a new journey at West Virginia University.