West Virginia University
West Virginia University is a student-centered learning community meeting the changing needs of West Virginia and the nation through teaching, research, service, and technology. Founded in 1867, West Virginia University is the land-grant, doctoral degree-granting research university in the state of West Virginia. As such, the institution occupies a unique position within the state.
West Virginia University comprises its main campus located in Morgantown, the Charleston Division of the WVU Health Sciences Center located in Charleston, the Eastern Division of the WVU Health Sciences Center located in Martinsburg, and the fully integrated campuses of Potomac State College located in Keyser, WV and West Virginia Institute of Technology located in Beckley, WV.
West Virginia University's primary mission is to provide high-quality programs of instruction at the undergraduate, graduate, and professional levels; to stimulate and foster both basic and applied research and scholarship; to engage in and encourage other creative and artistic work; and to bring the resources of the University to all segments of society through continuing education, extension, and community engagement activities.
West Virginia University recognizes that diversity enriches the institution and the society it serves. The University is committed to social justice and to practicing the principles of equality of opportunity and affirmative action.
The Mission of West Virginia University
As a land-grant institution, the faculty, staff and students at West Virginia University commit to creating a diverse and inclusive culture that advances education, healthcare and prosperity for all by providing access and opportunity; by advancing high-impact research; and by leading transformation in West Virginia and the world through local, state and global engagement.
West Virginia University's Colleges and Schools
West Virginia University offers bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and professional degrees among its 17 schools and colleges.
Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources
- John Chambers College of Business & Economics
- College of Applied Human Sciences
- College of Creative Arts
- College of Law
- Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources & Design
- Eberly College of Arts and Sciences
Reed College of Media
Potomac State College of WVU
- School of Dentistry
- School of Medicine
- School of Nursing
- School of Pharmacy
- School of Public Health
- WVU Online
WVU Institute of Technology
In addition to its 17 schools and colleges on the Morgantown, Keyser, and Beckley campuses, West Virginia University includes divisions of the Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center in Charleston and Martinsburg; and six Extended Learning Regional Centers. The WVU Extension Service serves the citizens of West Virginia through offices in each of the 55 counties and at WVU Jackson's Mill. Degree programs, courses, and workshops are offered throughout the state and region through WVU Online.
Administration and Governance
West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission
West Virginia University Board of Governors
Principal Administrative Offices of the University
Office of the President
Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Office of Extension Service
Office of the Chief Information Officer for Information Technology Services
Online and Extended Campus
Office of Associate Provost for Graduate Affairs
Office of the Vice President and Executive Dean for Health Sciences
Office of the Vice President for Administration and Finance
Office of the Vice President for Research
Office of the Vice President for Talent and Culture
Office of the Vice President of Student Life
Office of the Vice President for University Relations
Office of the Vice President for Global Affairs
Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Office for the Vice President for Strategic Initiatives
Office of the Faculty Ombuds
- Office of Facilities and Services
Academic Deans and Campus Presidents
The academic deans appointed by the provost and vice president for academic affairs administer the instructional, research, and service functions of the general University's colleges or schools. The academic deans appointed by the Vice President for Health Sciences administer the instructional, research, and service functions of the schools at the Health Sciences Center. The campus presidents in Keyser and Beckley appoint academic deans for their campuses. These administrators undergo periodic review by faculty, staff, and other constituent groups. The academic deans appoint chairpersons or directors for departments, programs, and divisions in their respective schools and colleges.
- The West Virginia University Faculty Constitution The West Virginia University Faculty Constitution was written by the faculty to guide members in their academic and scholarly responsibilities. Recognizing that the West Virginia legislature and the president or his designee have the ultimate legal authority for the conduct of the University, the faculty communicates its recommendations on academic and scholarly matters to them through procedures specified in the Constitution. The Constitution explains and codifies faculty governance of the University, the faculty role in sharing governance with the administration and Board of Governors, and describes the Faculty Assembly, the Senate, Senate committees, the faculty secretary, and faculty chairperson.
- The University Faculty Assembly The University Faculty Assembly shall include those full time faculty who report to an academic dean and those who perform activities responsive to the academic obligations of the University. Voting members of the University Faculty Assembly shall include:
- All tenured and tenure-track faculty with the title of Instructor and above
- Librarian-track faculty
- Clinical-track faculty
- Non-tenurable faculty with titles including the prefix of Teaching, Research, or Clinical, with the title of Lecturer or above;
- Faculty Equivalents or Academic Professionals (FEAPs) who are assigned to academic units.
- Faculty Senate The Faculty Senate is an elected, representative body. Subject to certain limits, the Senate develops, monitors, and recommends to the president and the West Virginia University Board of Governors general policies on academic standards, objectives, and policies that affect more than one college, school or divisional campus. The functions of the Senate are delineated in the Faculty Constitution. The Senate's recommendations are transmitted for endorsement by the president or his or her designee.
- Higher Education Policy Commission Advisory Council of Faculty Each institution in the West Virginia University system, including West Virginia University in Morgantown, Potomac State College of West Virginia University, West Virginia University Institute of Technology, and the Charleston Division of the Health Sciences Center, elects a faculty representative to the Advisory Council of Faculty.