OPEN Task Force

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Pride and End of Year Celebration on June 15

April 27, 2022
Parkersburg, W.Va. (April 27, 2022) - West Virginia University at Parkersburg's Pride and End of Year Celebration will take place...
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OPEN Task Force to meet May 12

April 27, 2022
Parkersburg, W.Va. (April 27, 2022) – West Virginia University at Parkersburg OPEN Task Force will meet Thursday, May 12, 2022....
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Purpose & Goals

OPEN’s mission is to promote the long-term development of WVUP’s culture, based on a foundation of diversity, equity, and inclusion. We will create a diverse, equitable, and inclusive campus culture that not only accepts but also celebrates individuality and provides needed resources for all. The goals of the OPEN project are:

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To model as a task force in our dealings with each other the concept and practice of civil discourse about challenging issues
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To model the concept and practice of civil discourse about challenging topics to the university at large
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To research, discuss, vet, and recommend programming related to diversity, equity, and inclusion
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To support and promote such programming when it occurs on campus and in the broader community
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To move diversity, equity, and inclusion from simple conversation and programming more deeply and fully into the DNA (the culture) of the university
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To informally and formally assess progress toward these goals
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To recalculate, regroup, revise, repurpose, and re-energize as needed, and to view such introspective growth as continuous and essential progress

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Accreditation

West Virginia University at Parkersburg is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a regional accreditation...

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Board of Governors

The West Virginia University at Parkersburg Board of Governors is the governing body at WVU Parkersburg. The Board of Governors...

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Jackson County Center

In 1974, West Virginia University at Parkersburg established the Jackson County Center in Ripley. Its opening marked the beginning of more...

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Social Justice

At West Virginia University at Parkersburg, faculty and staff are committed to supporting students and seeking an environment that is free of bias, discrimination and harassment...

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History

WVU Parkersburg was founded in 1961 as the Parkersburg Branch...

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Contact us

For more information or to schedule a visit, please call 304-424-8310.

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EO/AA

West Virginia University at Parkersburg is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, gender identity, marital status, 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 filing complaints or assisting in an investigation of discrimination. Inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies may be directed to:

 Dr. Steven Smith, Interim Executive Director of Equity, Inclusion & Compliance, 304-372-6948, WVU Parkersburg, 107 Academy Drive, Parkersburg, WV 26170

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