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Partners in Success

Check out introductory videos from over 25 units at WVU below to learn more about their resources to help you succeed.

Advocacy Center

The Advocacy Center within Campus and Community Life provides assistance and guidance for a variety of student concerns that may present during their time here.  We assist students directly in navigating challenges as well as provide support to WVU community members that support students of concern.  We specialize in problem solving and helping our students get connected to on- and off-campus resources, familiarize themselves with campus policies and procedures, and ideally help them receive the support and resources to be successful at WVU.

Art Museum

The Art Museum of WVU is comprised of two art galleries that present touring exhibitions as well as exhibitions drawn from the University's collection. As an academic museum, one of the institution’s primary goals is to engage the University community in meaningful ways. The Educational Programs Manager coordinates tours and visits that are custom tailored to your curricular needs. Faculty from a wide variety of disciplines (Political Science, Leadership Studies, Anthropology, English, Dance, Theatre, Education, etc.) have utilized the Museum in this way. There is also room for deeper, more collaborative engagement with interested faculty and students. Virtual tours and guest lectures are also available during the academic year.

Campus Read - WVU Honors College

WVU's Campus Read program is overseen by the WVU Honors College. Campus Read aims to create a community of learners by engaging students, faculty, staff and local residents in an academically driven common reading experience.

Campus Recreation - Student Recreation Center

Campus Recreation invites all WVU faculty and their immediate family members to become members of the Student Recreation Center. Memberships are offered to all family members over the age of five, and children under five are free to use the Student Recreation Center. The Student Recreation Center boasts 17,000 square feet of weight and fitness equipment, a 50-foot climbing wall, two swimming pools, seven gym courts, and outdoor fields. Staff are available to answer questions about the Craft Center, Group Fitness classes, Youth Programs  - such as Summer Camp and our free Mountaineer Kid Zone drop-in day care - memberships, and much more. Campus Recreation offers all new faculty and their immediate family members a free one-month trial anytime during the year. Find Your Fit!

Center for Community Engagement

The WVU Center for Community Engagement (CCE) serves as a resource for faculty interested in academic community engagement (ACE). The CCE offers resources and support for the involvement of community engagement into teaching, research and service. The CCE encourages WVU faculty to incorporate engagement into their scholarship while including students in this work, thereby developing students who are better prepared for successful careers and active thoughtful citizenship and increasing resources to impact the well-being of our community and our state.

Classroom Technology

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Teaching and Learning Commons (TLC) classroom technology staff plan, implement and maintain centrally managed technology classrooms throughout Morgantown's Downtown and Evansdale campuses.

Conflict of Interest Office

West Virginia University seeks to ensure that all University employees and officials, including faculty and staff, are responsible for sustaining the highest ethical standards through values of integrity, honesty and fairness in their teaching, research, service and business practices. The WVU Conflict of Interest Office performs the compliance function of the University’s guidelines regarding real and perceived conflicts of interest both generally and in the context of research activities. It also provides guidelines that identify when University faculty and staff can appropriately enter into consulting arrangements with third parties outside of the scope of their employment with the University.

Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The WVU Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion provides University-wide education, support, accountability and leadership on issues relating to diversity to the campus and community. The division has worked with leaders across WVU to develop diversity, equity and inclusion committees at all schools, colleges and units. Chairs of each committee are assembled into the overarching DEI Council to develop goals and best practices and to ensure that we, as Mountaineers, are creating the safe, diverse and welcoming community we all deserve. Faculty are encouraged to seek out the committee in their own college or unit to see how to get involved .

Division of Student Life

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The WVU Division of Student Life supports the University's student-centered learning environment. In partnership with our University colleagues, Student Life offers the highest quality programs, services and opportunities based on a foundation of values and the Mountaineer Creed. Student Life consists of over 20 unique departments and affiliates and provides a broad range of assistance and social/educational opportunities to the student body.

Export Control Office

The WVU Export Control Office (ECO) is responsible for helping to ensure that all WVU activities are in full compliance with applicable U.S. government export laws, regulations and sanctions. They accomplish this in various ways - through current knowledge of evolving regulations, continuous assessment of WVU’s activities and associated export-compliance risks, development and implementation of comprehensive procedures to minimize those risks, and customized training of identified parties.

Faculty and Staff Assistance Program

The WVU Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP) is a free service offered to employees and their dependents. FSAP is a confidential resource that provides professional staff and a safe place to sort through problems and determine the best resources available to address them.

Faculty Justice Network

Faculty Justice Network at WVU

The Faculty Justice Network (FJN) promotes community among WVU's racially minoritized faculty and professional staff and serves its members' unique social-cultural, academic and professional development needs.

Through curated events on and off campus, members can make meaningful connections with colleagues, students and local community members. Specialized programming with academic departments and units also allows members to engage in informative and interactive ways that are personally and professionally enriching.

The Office of the Provost's support for the creation of the FJN is a part of its larger commitment to retain the talented faculty recruited to WVU. 

Faculty Senate

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The Faculty Senate includes 131 Senators representing the Morgantown, Beckley and Keyser campuses. They are responsible for guiding WVU’s academic pursuits, and for communicating faculty opinions and concerns.

Health Sciences Center Faculty Development Program

The mission of the Health Sciences Center Faculty Development Program is to foster the growth of faculty to their maximum potential in the areas of teaching, research, and service, while achieving the vision and mission of the institution. A special effort is also made to help faculty develop skills to thrive and succeed in a constantly changing environment.

Health Sciences Center Global Engagement Office

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The Health Sciences Center Global Engagement Office (HSC-GEO) is housed within the HSC VP Suite and provides a host of services to the faculty and students of HSC schools and institutions. The GEO is staffed with internationally experienced professionals who can assist faculty across a host of services, including faculty/student international exchanges, global health tracks, global health mobility, institutional research collaborations ,and teaching/learning opportunities.

Health Sciences Center Information Technology Services and SOLE

SOLE (Study Observe Learn Engage) is the Health Sciences Center’s portal for online education and information. It is a web-based tool developed by HSC’s Information Technology Services for students to access courses and for instructors to build and maintain those courses.

Health Sciences Center Office of Interprofessional Education 

The Health Sciences Center Office of Interprofessional Education (IPE) provides students and faculty in health sciences programs the opportunity to learn with, about and from each other to enable effective collaboration and improve healthcare outcomes. WVU IPE has a three-phased approach to integrating students to IPE. Phase-one didactic sessions introduce students to the four competencies: Values and Ethics, Professional Roles and Responsibilities, Teams and Teamwork, and Communication. Phase two involves students participating in IPE simulation at the STEPS center. Phase-three students work together in clinical practice experiences. 

Health Sciences Center Outside-In and Inside-Out Commercialization Portal

The Office of  Health Sciences Center Vice President has developed a comprehensive program to promote industry-university collaborations and partnerships in technology development and research opportunities. Faculty innovators who have developed novel technologies and would like to tap into the HSC’s portfolio of industry partners are encouraged to reach out.

Information Technology Services 

Information Technology Services seeks to grow, transform and innovate, and to create opportunities for the WVU faculty and researchers to do the same. We collaborate with  departmental, college and regional campus IT units to provide a rich, integrated and secure environment for teaching, learning, service and research. We provide system-wide services and customer support in areas including but not limited to:

  • Wired and wireless internet and telecommunications
  • WVU Portal, eCampus (Blackboard) and STAR (Banner)
  • Microsoft 365 suite (Outlook email, Calendar, Teams) and Google Workspace (MIX email)
  • Software licensing and the Technology Purchasing Process
  • Data security and privacy, technology policies and standards
  • Mountaineer Card and related services such as Classroom Attendance Using Mobile ID
  • Identity and access management (WVU Login accounts, Duo two-factor authentication, etc.)

LGBTQ+ Center

The LGBTQ+ Center provides programming and academic resources for WVU students, faculty, staff, and community members and helps enact the academic mission of the modern land-grant university. The center supports the University’s educational social justice efforts through trainings, classes and advocacy on WVU campuses and across the state. The LGBTQ+ Center also provides a warm, comfortable atmosphere for organizing, socializing, teaching, and learning. All students, staff, faculty and community members are welcome to join.


The WVU Libraries are here to support and engage in research, teaching, and publishing. Across all disciplines, we offer services including individual research consultations, collaboration on literature reviews, support for open access publication and open educational resources, research instruction and electronic reserve materials for classes, and assistance in developing research-based assignments. The Libraries’ collections span millions of books, articles, films, and archival resources, with access to millions more through our lending partnerships. We encourage you to reach out to your subject librarian at any point—we are here to help!

Downtown Library

Evansdale Library

Health Sciences Library

Law Library

Potomac State College Library

WVU Institute of Technology Library

Morris L. Hayhurst LaunchLab 

The IDEA Fellows program is a part of the LaunchLab Network. The Program is an opportunity for faculty to become involved by directly creating curriculum to enhance student skills in the areas of innovation, design and entrepreneurship.

The LaunchLab Network is part of the WVU IDEA Ecosystem, a university-wide network of centers, offices and programs that fosters and supports innovation and entrepreneurship among WVU students, faculty and staff while engaging the statewide community. It offers hands-on idea development support, education, mentorship, resources and connections to help students from all disciplines advance their ideas. WVU hands-on locations are in Morgantown and Beckley, WV.



Office of Accessibility Services

The Office of Accessibility Services (OAS) is dedicated to enhancing the educational opportunities for students with temporary and permanent disabilities across all WVU campuses. To ensure access to University programs, accessibility specialists work individually with students and partner with faculty and staff to ensure equal access and help students achieve academic success.

Office of Animal Welfare

The Office of Animal Welfare administratively assists the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), which oversees the entire animal care program at WVU to ensure the health and well-being of all animals being used for research, testing and education. The staff also work with investigators to correctly describe projects and maintain quality and consistency in their activities that use live animals. This includes interpreting federal guidance as well as observing procedures and providing feedback for improvements.

Office of Global Affairs 

The Office of Global Affairs' (OGA) mission is to establish a global University. Through comprehensive and strategic goals and efforts, OGA staff strives to prepare globally minded graduates to excel as part of an increasingly international workforce.

Office of Graduate Education and Life 

The Office of Graduate Education and Life (OGEL) actively supports the holistic development of WVU’s graduate and professional students to advance their scholarship, professionalization and personal growth. OGEL provides assistance in a variety of ways, such as serving as an information and referral resource for graduate students and faculty members; providing guidance and support to graduate students experiencing academic or personal challenges; and hosting/co-sponsoring numerous academic, professional and social events to enhance students' graduate school experience and/or to help them develop career-related skills.

Office of Human Research Protections 

The Office of Human Research Protections (OHRP) is responsible for protecting the rights and welfare of participants involved in human research conducted at or under the auspices of WVU. WVU’s human research protection program includes operation of the WVU IRBs, approval and management of protocol submissions, and regulatory and institutional compliance.

Office of Student and Faculty Innovation

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The Office of Student and Faculty Innovation is designed to help students and faculty navigate resources, activities, and policies related to entrepreneurship and innovation at WVU. We are here to provide resources, education, and general guidance on grants, funding, and startup company processes. The Office is the host of the NSF I-Corps program for the state of West Virginia, coordinating teaching and regional courses, as well as providing educational programming and events.

Office of Research Integrity

The Office of Research Integrity promotes research integrity across campus by providing educational resources, consultations and RCR compliance training.

Office of Sponsored Programs

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The Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) supports the WVU community in the acquisition and administration pf the externally funded projects for research, teaching and service. OSP reviews and submits proposals, negotiates, accepts, and initiates awards on behalf of the University and the WVU Research Corporation.

Office of Technology Transfer

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The Office of Technology Transfer (OTT) serves WVU’s faculty, staff, students, administration, and the public by encouraging invention and innovation. The OTT generates income for research, education and inventors and contributes to economic development and local, state, regional and national business competitiveness. Contact the OTT to learn about inventor resources, licensing, partnerships, and various programs.

Office of Undergraduate Research

The Office of Undergraduate Research connects undergraduate students who have strong and committed interests in scholarly activities to faculty members, programs and research-related opportunities that are aligned with their interests. They link faculty with undergraduates by supporting scholarly activities through various programs. The office can assist with finding undergraduates to help with research or identifying supplemental funding to expand opportunities for undergraduates to engage in scholarly activities.


Payroll is available through email to answer questions regarding when to expect paychecks, how to change direct deposit, or the procedure to make changes to payroll deductions. Payroll information, including W-2s, is available online.

Shared Services

The WVU Shared Services Center (SSC) is a one-stop shop for assistance with human resources, financial management and sponsored-project financial management services, transactions and support. The SSC Salesforce Community is an additional, searchable online resource. 

STEPS Simulation Center

STEPS is a 19,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art simulation center located in the Health Sciences Center. STEPS provides simulation education for all schools of Health Sciences as well as practicing professionals and graduate-level learners in residency programs, graduate nursing programs, and various programs around the state. The patient simulators are diverse and capable of everything from trembling and crying, to bleeding or giving birth. The center also has manikins and trainers to give clinicians the opportunity to learn, rehearse and perfect procedures from the simple to the highly complex. Their robust Standardized Patient program utilizes actors to portray a multitude of conditions with specialized programs for teaching the complete physical exam.

Interprofessional education is emphasized as nurses, pharmacists, physicians and other members of an integrated healthcare team train together, just as they perform in the healthcare setting. This integration enhances the educational experience for all professions involved. Customized clinical experiences are tailored to the level of the center's learners, and their high-tech recording equipment provides audio and video documentation of performance. STEPS provides experiential learning opportunities to students and all the faculty development opportunities needed to ensure successful instruction using simulation.

Teaching and Learning Commons 

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The Teaching and Learning Commons (TLC) provides academic support and resources to empower all who teach at WVU. The TLC team uses an evidence-based approach that emphasizes creativity, collaboration, innovation and inclusivity. They work with campus partners to assist instructors in enhancing their teaching, both on campus and online, to deepen student learning.

Women's Resource Center

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The Women’s Resource Center (WRC) offers a wide-ranging list of on-and-off campus resources and programming for women and families. The WRC website includes numerous resources for faculty, students and staff .

The WRC oversees the WVU Lactation Network and remains committed to supporting one’s choice to continue breastfeeding after returning to work or school. To help honor those murdered by acts of domestic violence, the WV Silent Witness Exhibit is unveiled annually in the Mountainlair’s Vandalia Lounge during October’s National Domestic Violence Month.

The WRC is eager to cross-promote events and programs that focus on women or gender equity.  The WRC is also available to table at events that focus on women, gender equity or safe sex.

WV Clinical and Translational Science Institute 

The WV Clinical and Translational Science Institute (WVCTSI) is the academic home and catalyst for clinical and translational research in West Virginia. We will broadly focus on WV health challenges, including Alzheimer’s Disease, emerging epidemics (e.g., SARS-CoV-2, HIV), cancer, cardiovascular disease, chronic lung disease, and substance use disorder (addiction). It has established research collaborations with partner institutions throughout the state to leverage strengths and expand capacity. Through the WVCTSI, participating West Virginia faculty and clinicians have access to resources and services including research project guidance and consultation, training, grant writing and editorial services, biostatistics support, clinical data resources, study design guidance, clinical trials support, and a range of funding mechanisms and community networks.

WVU Faculty Ombudsperson Office

The Office of the WVU Faculty Ombudsperson offers a safe, unique setting for faculty members to talk candidly about workplace concerns. It serves as a BOG Rule 1.6 designated confidential resource and operates in a confidential, informal, neutral, and independent manner, in accordance with the International Ombudsman Association Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics. The faculty ombudsperson can assist with workplace conflicts by listening; providing information about University policies, procedures and resources; exploring options; coaching through difficult conversations and circumstances; and facilitating conflict resolution.

WVU Online

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West Virginia University is committed to providing accessibility to degrees for nontraditional learners. WVU Online offers over 55 degrees and certificates that allow our students to complete a quality education while balancing family, work and other responsibilities. Our promise to online learners is to provide an affordable degree, with a commitment to student success and instructional excellence, from a nationally recognized brand. WVU Online is made up of admission coaches that assist students from the point of inquiry through what WVU’s admissions team considers a “strong start,” which is the first week of classes. The unit also oversees the registration process for many online programs, conducts feasibility studies for programs considering an online modality, provides multichannel marketing for distance programs, and manages the State Authorization process for institution.

WVU Press

West Virginia University Press is the only university press, and the largest publisher of any kind, in the state of West Virginia. A part of West Virginia University, they publish books and scholarly journals by authors around the world, with a particular emphasis on Appalachian studies, history, higher education, the social sciences, and interdisciplinary books about energy, environment, and resources. The WVU Press also publishes works of fiction and creative nonfiction and collaborates on innovative digital publications, notably West Virginia History: An Open Access Reader.