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Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action

At WVU, we value our diverse workforce and are proud of our inclusive community of faculty, staff and students. The Talent Strategy unit manages the Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action responsibilities related to employment equity. This oversight includes compliance with regard to search, recruitment and hiring practices, coordination and administration of WVU’s affirmative action plan, and development and implementation of outreach strategies.   

We strive daily to foster an environment where all are able to pursue their goals and aspirations. As part of this continuing commitment, WVU places a strong emphasis on ensuring equitable employment strategies and increasing awareness of employment opportunities among the University, local and regional communities. Specific outreach initiatives include the following:

  • Career Consultation
  • General Interviews
  • Specialized Hiring Events
  • Community Engagement
  • Dedicated Mentorships

Notice to applicants and employees of availability of Affirmative Action Plan for Protected Veterans and for Individuals with a Disability [41 C.F.R. 60-300.41 and 41 C.F.R. 60-741.41]: 

West Virginia University is a covered federal contractor or subcontractor subject to the requirements of the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA), as amended and Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended. As such, WVU is bound by the terms of VEVRAA and Section 503, and shall not discriminate against individuals with disabilities or protected Veterans, and is committed to take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment protected Veterans and individuals with disabilities. 

West Virginia University maintains an Affirmative Action Plan for the purpose of proactively seeking to employ and advance qualified protected Veterans and individuals with disabilities. Upon request, WVU will make accessible to you its Affirmative Action Plan for protected Veterans and individuals with a disability. If you would like to view the Affirmative Action Plan, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action at EqualOpportunity@mail.wvu.edu or 304.293.3073. We will then schedule a time for you to review the Affirmative Action Plan. The Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action is located at One Waterfront Place, Morgantown, West Virginia 26506. 

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Elizabeth Slavensky, Assistant Director

Charlotte Swiger, Senior Diversity Outreach Specialist
304-293-3073