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Taking a Stand Against Racism

All across the Health Sciences campus, we value diversity, equity and inclusion. We’re taking action in a number of ways to create the best experience possible for individuals from all walks of life — from admissions and hiring to coursework and campus recreation.

We recognize racism is a public health crisis. We're empowering our students, faculty and staff to learn more and take action to ensure the equitable health and wellbeing of all individuals and populations.

A representative from the Center for Black Culture and Research
The West Virginia University Inclusive Campus website includes resources for the Black communityThese resources are offered to help you find the support, programs and services you need to reach your full potential at WVU Morgantown.

WVU antiracist course offers opportunities for Health Sciences students to better navigate health care fields

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HEALING FROM HISTORY: Why Some Black Americans are hesitant about COVID-19 vaccines

WVU School of Medicine and Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute Assistant Professor Candice Brown explains the significant historical framework of vaccine hesitancy among Black Americans.

Students and staff kneeling and holding signs at a Black Lives Matter event.
Black Lives Matter

Hundreds of WVU students and WVU Medicine employees showed their support for racial equality June 8 during a "White Coats for Black Lives" event. The national organization aims to eliminate racism in the practice of medicine and recognizes racism as a threat to the health and well-being of people of color.
A headshot of Clay Marsh, Vice President & Executive Dean for Health Sciences, wearing his white coat.
In a blog titled "Be the Light", Dr. Clay Marsh, Vice President and Executive Dean of Health Sciences, addresses the death of George Floyd and encourages Mountaineers to be leaders of positive change.

Behavioral & Wellness Resources

Crisis Text Line

Text "WVU" to 741 741.

BeWell Appointments

BeWell provides mental health services to all students enrolled in Health Sciences majors, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs. Call 304-293-1292, or visit Request an Appointment online. 

Faculty and Staff Resource

The WVU Faculty and Staff Assistance Program is a free, confidential service offered to employees and their dependents to provide a safe place to sort through problems and determine the best resources available.