WLU Policies

West Liberty University is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action institution. In compliance with Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, West Virginia Human Rights Act, Title IX (Educational Amendments of 1972), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and other applicable laws and regulations, the institution provides equal opportunity to all prospective and current members of the student body, faculty, and staff on the basis of individual qualifications and merit without regard to race, sex, religion, age, national origin, disability, or veterans status as identified and defined by law. The institution neither affiliates knowingly with, nor grants recognition to, any individual, group or organization having policies that discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or veterans status as defined by applicable laws and regulations. Inquiries concerning the application of the above statement should be addressed to: Human Resources/Affirmative Action Officer, West Liberty University, 208 University Drive, College Union Box 131, West Liberty, WV 26074; Phone: 304.336.8029.

BOG POLICY 29: Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity and Non-Discrimination

WLU adheres to the principle of equal opportunity without regard to race, sex, color, creed, national origin, or physical handicap. This policy extends to all programs and activities supported by the University.

Student Code of Conduct Policies

In the event that an issues arises which require judicial action (ie are in violation of the student code of conduct) are reviewed and taken to the Campus Judicial Board.  The following two areas of the Student Code of Conduct specifically address areas of diversity:

“Article III.B.3. Physical abuse, verbal abuse, threats, intimidation, harassment, coercion, and/or other conduct which threatens or endangers the health or safety of any person. This includes acts of sexual misconduct which are defined by but not limited to: a. Deliberate touching of another’s sexual parts without consent; b. Deliberate sexual invasion of another without consent; c. Deliberate constraint or incapacitation of another, without that person’s knowledge or consent, so as to put another at substantially increased risk of sexual injury; or unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, or other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature that expressly or implicitly imposes conditions upon, threatens, interferes with, or creates an intimidating, hostile, or demeaning environment for an individual’s (I) academic pursuits, (II) University employment; (III) participation in activities sponsored by the University or organizations or groups related to the University, or (IV) opportunities to benefit from other aspects of University life.” and

“Article III.B.16. Any inappropriate online conduct via online communities, including but not limited to harassment, hate speech, threats, and/or intimidation. Although it is not the University’s practice to monitor online communities, including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc., the University may respond to online issues when a legitimate formal complaint is filed by a member(s) of the University community against a student.”

Standards for Recognized Student Organizations

All organizations applying for recognition shall include provisions to insure that their constitutions, charters, and by-laws are not discriminatory with reference to race, color, gender, ethnic origin, religious affiliation, or sexual orientation of perspective members, except when the express and legitimate purpose of the organization require limitation as to gender or religion.


West Liberty University adheres to the principle of equal opportunity without regards to race, gender, color, creed, national origin or physical handicap. This policy extends to all programs and activities supported by the university.


University Policies and Administrative Procedures