CARING . QUALITY . AFFORDABLE
TOTAL COLLEGE EXPERIENCE
BRAND is so much more than a product. It is more than an image or logo. For West Liberty University, brand is the story, the soul of the University and its constituents.
What is Our Story?
Since its founding in 1837, West Liberty University has been a bedrock of higher education in West Virginia.
Graduates have called West Liberty University their “home away from home” that provided them an affordable education with a sense of family and belonging that has carried them throughout their lives and careers.
It is this background that forms the basis of OUR STORY, OUR BRAND: Caring, Quality, Affordable, Total College Experience.
As West Liberty University moves forward in delivering a quality education for West Virginia and beyond, we all must share our story and brand consistently.
SHARING OUR STORY WITH YOU…
West Liberty University is a forward-looking, four-year public university steeped in a rich heritage as West Virginia’s oldest institution of higher education. Established as West Liberty Academy in 1837 (26 years before the state was admitted to the Union), it was created to respond to the need for higher educational opportunities west of the Appalachian ridge. The institution is named for the town in which it is located. West Liberty was so named in the late 18th Century as the westernmost point of the new liberty provided through the Declaration of Independence.
OUR MISSION STATEMENT
West Liberty University, established in 1837, was the first institution of higher education in West Virginia. Today, we are a dynamic, inclusive, student-centered community that cultivates scholarly exploration, experiential learning, creative expression, and global citizenship.
WLU is a public university committed to providing students with a comprehensive education from undergraduate to advanced degrees while serving as the region’s leading advocate for the arts, education, research, and economic opportunity.
OUR VISION STATEMENT
WLU aspires to be a model of innovative, inclusive, and transformational education accessible to all and that positively impacts society.
Affordability, Caring, Diversity, Excellence, Innovation, Respect
West Liberty University’s basic accreditation is by the Higher Learning Commission.
Higher Learning Commission
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