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mission, vision and values


West Virginia State University is a diverse, 1890 land-grant institution that advances knowledge through access and opportunity, innovative teaching and learning, interdisciplinary research, and impactful service. Our learners are equipped to meet the economic and social needs of the state, region, and nation, and contribute solutions to complex global challenges.



West Virginia State University is a premier, land-grant institution where an entrepreneurial spirit inspires innovative teaching and learning, transformative research, and relevant community engagement that empowers learners to live a life of impact.



We put students first in everything we do.

We create a climate where all can bring their whole and authentic selves.

Gold Standard
We strive for excellence in all we do and say.

We commit to ethical behavior and full transparency with ourselves and our stakeholders.

We take responsibility for our actions individually and collectively.

We draw inspiration from collaborating with others and create space for curiosity and imagination.

We are agile, adapt to change, and rise above adversity. We have grit.


Approved by the West Virginia Higher Education Policy commission-September 21, 2001
Modified by the West Virginia State University Board of Governors-December 9, 2004
Modified by the West Virginia State University Board of Governors-September 10, 2009
Modified by the West Virginia State Univeristy Board of Governors -- April 23, 2021

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