Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 46.13
Liaison Traci Knabenshue
Submission Date March 3, 2021

STARS v2.2

West Virginia University
IN-4: Campus Pride Index

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.50 Stephanie Toothman
Conservation Specialist
Office of Sustainability
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Which of the following best describes the institution’s LGBTQ+ friendly recognition level?:
Above mid-level

Documentation affirming the institution’s LGBTQ+ friendly recognition:
Website URL where documentation affirming the LGBTQ+ recognition is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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bestcolleges.com, Campus Pride Rating: WVU 4.5/5 stars

Based in Morgantown, West Virginia University offers Safe Zone training for faculty, students, and staff, helping to create active allies for the LGBTQ+ community. Safe Zone sessions discuss LGBTQ+ issues in general and transgender issues in particular.

WVU's LGBTQ+ Center supports student alliance organizations in specific areas of study, such as medicine, law, engineering, and STEM. Groups like Speaker's Bureau and Spectrum offer a forum for LGBTQ+ students to discuss gender identity and sexual orientation issues.

The university provides on-campus resources for LGBTQ+ students, such as gender-inclusive restrooms, legal name change assistance, and gender-neutral living arrangements. WVU's Commission for LGBTQ Equity advocates for greater diversity and inclusion within the school.

LGBTQ+ allies and alumni can join an alumni group, fostering closer friendships between LGBTQ+ students and graduates; participants can take advantage of mentorship and networking opportunities.

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.