Skip to main content

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

As part of a land-grant institution in the heart of Appalachia, the WVU College of Creative Arts and Media is dedicated to addressing persistent practices of exclusion and inequality toward those who are actively marginalized based on race/ethnicity, age, dis/ability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, socioeconomic status, geography, citizenship status, or religion.

We commit to recognizing our own implicit biases, fostering open and candid dialogues in and beyond the classroom, and dismantling persistent and harmful regional stereotypes in our concerted effort to create equal and inclusive spaces for learning, belonging, and growth.

By recognizing that the arts and media shape and are shaped by culture, we take it as our responsibility to use our artistic, journalistic and scholarly platforms to work toward an equitable environment for our students, staff, and the larger communities that we serve. We embrace the idea of academic freedom and varied experiences that students bring to our classrooms and view them as resources in the creation of care-based and empathetic discussions with the campus community.