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West Virginia State University is committed to the greater Kanawha Valley community.  In doing so, we promote service learning and civic engagement by supporting community endeavors, volunteerism, and its assets and visions. We value our community connections that produce impact. We embrace partnerships that will meet our mission while serving as a touchpoint to the community.
As we continue to experience growth, so has our connections and contributions to the vitality of the region. The University makes significant economic, educational, social, and cultural contributions to the Kanawha Valley region and to the state. The University is committed to its providing essential benefits to the public— "to meet the higher education and economic development needs of the state and region through innovative teaching and applied research. Fulfilling this mission without both public and private support would be impossible."

Beyond the classrooms and research laboratories, the West Virginia State campus offers a wide variety of experiential opportunities and activities for both students, faculty, staff and the surrounding community. From speaker series to arts and culture, student-led activities, community service projects, there is always something at State's bustling Institute campus. 

WVSU competes at the NCAA Division II level, with games on campus throughout the year. Whether it is football on Lakin Field in the fall, or basketball in the D. Stephen and Diane H. Walker Convocation Center in the winter, and soccer; or  softball, baseball or tennis in the spring, and many other intramural team sports; there is always a way to participate and show your Yellow Jacket spirit.

We strive to become the leader in serving the needs and aspirations of our communities and region through expanded community relationships, institutional reputation and visibility,  and active engagement. Come see for yourself.  Visiting WVSU is the best way to get a feel for our beautiful campus, our close-knit community, and our student-centered culture.

Sign up for a visit by e-mailing admissions@wvstateu.edu.
You may also call (304) 204-4345 or (800) 987-2112 to schedule your visit to WVSU.   

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