Student Life

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At WVU, you are warmly welcomed as a fellow Mountaineer, and can participate in all aspects of campus life. From workouts in the Student Recreation Center to Diversity Week celebrations, from cheering Mountaineer sports to kayaking the Gauley River, and from discussing the latest article in your field at Jay’s Daily Grind to taking in the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra at the Creative Arts Center, you will find plenty of opportunities to live in between your academic pursuits.

Check out the Morgantown Resource Guide for information about the city


At West Virginia University, our students, faculty, and staff are gathered from every state and 99 countries. Our institution values the unique perspectives and experiences that each new Mountaineer brings to our campus. We are committed to fostering the discovery, exploration, and sharing of the rich dimensions of diversity in all of our students and empowering all students to achieve.

Center for Black Culture and Research

The WVU Center for Black Culture & Research website is for viewers to learn about the center and the student-centered approach to fulfilling their mission. Use the webpage to learn about the many programs that they present, which are free and open to the public. The WVU Center for Black Culture & Research promotes ‘Academic Excellence and Social Responsibility’.

Office of International Students and Scholars

The Office of International Students and Scholars is to strengthen, enrich and advocate for international education and cultural exchange by anticipating and responding to the specific needs and concerns of the international community. As you become involved with our office, you will save much time in discovering the things you need to know about your legal rights and immigration procedures, to live comfortably and succeed at West Virginia University.

Preventing Plagiarism

Instructors of undergraduate and graduate courses are encouraged to provide their students with information that will help students learn to properly include information obtained from various sources in their written assignments. Students are responsible for learning these skills in order to avoid engaging in academically dishonest behavior such as plagiarism. Please click here to learn more about the Plagiarism module.