WEST LIBERTY, W.Va., June 2, 2020 — As the oldest public college in the state of West Virginia — a state that was born during the Civil War — we are united in support of unity and justice for all.
Racism has no place on our campus or in our country at any time, and WLU remains committed to supporting justice and racial equality, as it provides a quality education to all.
We support the efforts of our Campus and Community Diversity Committee, which represents students, faculty and staff, throughout the year.
Please read below the message sent earlier today to campus by our Diversity Committee:
“Dear Campus Community,
We would like to provide you, the staff and student body, with resources to stay safe and healthy. Whether you participate in demonstrations or are lending your support through organizations that combat issues, here are some resources to keep in mind:
- Know your rights (ACLU)
- Safety while protesting (Amnesty International)
- Ways You Can Help (Petitions, donate, resources in one location Black Lives Matter)
- Wheeling Branch NAACP #3239 Facebook: @promotingpositiveaction
Please fill out this form and share your questions, concerns and thoughts for the committee. If you would like to remain anonymous, we will completely respect your privacy but let us know in your email that you do not want us to use your name.
If there is an interest, we would like to set up a Zoom meeting with students, faculty, staff and community members to discuss your comments on diversity issues.”
The WLU Diversity Committee meets throughout the academic year and is chaired by two employees, Chris McPherson and Dr. Felipe Rojas. Other members include: Kate Billings, Ryan Glanville, Moonjung Kang, Sara Sweeney, Diana Harto, Eveldora Wheeler, Chris Lee, Mohamed Youssef, Vishakha Maskey, Ronald Hulewicz, Emily Evans and Kimberly Underwood.