At West Virginia University, we celebrate that we’re made up of Mountaineers from all walks of life. WVU is always striving to create the safe, diverse and welcoming community we all deserve.

We want to be known for honoring the worth of every individual, and sustaining an environment where all people are encouraged to achieve their full potential. As such, Mountaineers should take care to not make assumptions about others based on perceived identities or symptoms and to distinguish between myth and fact. You may refer to the World Health Organization’s myth busters fact sheet or visit WVU’s Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion to learn more about the university’s discrimination and harassment policies and procedures.

Information is also available on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Stigma and Resilience site