Harassment and Discrimination


Harassment and Discrimination

West Virginia University at Parkersburg is committed to providing a workplace and educational environment free from discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. WVU Parkersburg’s policies and procedures affirm its commitment to promoting fairness and equity and to ensuring compliance with federal and state civil rights laws and regulations.

Notice of Nondiscrimination

West Virginia University at Parkersburg is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, gender identity, pregnancy, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, religion, color, ancestry, or national origin in admission, employment, educational programs or activities; nor does it discriminate on the basis of genetic information in employment or employee health benefits. Further, faculty, staff, students, and applicants are protected from retaliation for making complaints or assisting in investigations of discrimination. Inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies may be directed to: Mary Bentz, Executive Director of Human Resources and Compliance, 304.424.8212, WVU Parkersburg, 300 Campus Drive, Parkersburg, WV 26104.

General Information and Policies

West Virginia University at Parkersburg policies comply with a number of federal and state laws that prohibit harassment, discrimination and retaliation...


Title IX / VAWA (Sexual Harassment or Violence)

Title IX and the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) are two of the federal laws that are focused on providing safe, inclusive, and welcoming learning and work environments on campus.


ADA / Section 504 (Disability Discrimination or Harassment)

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 were established in order to provide a clear comprehensive national mandate...


Report Harassment or Discrimination

To learn about your range of options for addressing harassment, discrimination or retaliation...


For more information please contact

Mary Bentz

Executive Director of Human Resources and Compliance

Office of the President