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West Virginia University

Educational Resources

Libraries

Wise Library, Evansdale Library, Health Science Library, Law Library, Math Library, West Virginia Collection, NASA Software IV & V Facility Technical Research Library

  • Member of library consortia.
  • 1,525,163 books, serial backfiles, and other material including government documents.
  • 31,150 current serial subscriptions.
  • 2,344,404 microforms.
  • 231,965 Audio/Visual items.
  • 3,545 e-books.

Museums & Art

Pharmacy Cook-Hayman Museum; Medical Anatomy Museum; College of Engineering and Mineral Resources Museum; Creative Arts Center Mesaros Gallery; Arts & Sciences Arboretum; Arts & Sciences Herbarium; Personal Rapid Transit System (PRT); Planetarium; 8 experimental farms; 4 Forests; Software Development Center; Fluidization Center; Center for Black Culture & Research; Cancer Research Center; Creative Arts Center; Natatorium; Coliseum; Mountaineer Stadium; Student Recreation Center

Computing

Requirements

  • Students are not required to take a computer course.
  • Students are not required to own or lease a computer.
  • Recommended computer operating system: Microsoft

Campus Resources

  • 3,500 computers for student use in locations such as computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • 175 Internet connections in Laboratories.

Student accommodations

  • Email accounts are available to all students.
  • Internet access is available to all students.
  • Student web-pages are permitted.
  • Online class registration is available.
  • 100% of college-owned hosting units are available for internet access.

Wireless Internet Hotspots

  • Wifi is available in some of the libraries (excluding computer labs), in all the libraries, in some classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in some of the college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing
  • Campus wireless internet hotspots are not available.
  • Approximately 7,100 students can be on the network at once.

Services

Basic

nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, health service, health insurance

Remedial

reading, math, writing, study skills

Counseling

minority student, career, military, personal, veteran student, academic, older student, psychological, birth control, religious

Career

co-op education, on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training

Campus Safety

24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

Campus Life

Housing

Overview

  • The school offers housing for students.
  • 27% of students live in school housing.
  • The school will provide assistance for off-campus housing

Types of housing available

  • In total, there are 18 housing buildings.

Room Accessories

  • 94% of rooms are equipped with sprinkler systems.
  • 94% of rooms are equipped with fire alarms.
  • 100% are equipped with high-speed internet connections.

Extracurricular

  • Alcohol is permitted on campus.
  • Popular events on campus: Festival of Ideas; Fall Family Weekend; Guest Lectures; Comedy Series; Film Series; Creative Arts Theatre & Dance Series; Creative Arts Music Series; Athletic Events
  • Student activities: choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, marching band, music ensembles, musical theater, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, symphony orchestra, television station, yearbook
  • In total, there are about 300 organizations on campus.
  • Honor societies: Alpha Epsilon Delta, Alpha Kappa Psi (Business), Alpha Theta Pi (Biochemistry), Alpha Omega Alpha (Medical), Alpha Pi Mu (Industrial Engineering), Beta Alpha Psi (Accounting), Beta Beta Beta (Biology), Chi Epsilon (Civil Engineering), Chi Sigma Iota, CHIMES (Junior), Delta Phi Alpha(German), Delta Sigma Pi (Business), Epsilon Chi, Eta Kappa Nu (Elec. Computing Engineering), Gamma Beta Phi, Golden Key NHS (Top 15% GPA), Helvetia (Sophomore), Iota Iota Iota (Women's Studies), Kappa Kappa Psi (College Band Members), Lambda Kappa Sigma, Lambda Alpha (Soc. & Anthro)
  • Religious organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) ARISE, Baha'I Student Association, Baptist Campus Ministry, Baptist Student Union (Baptist), Bible Studies of WVU (N-D Christian), Campus Crusade for Christ (N-D Christian), Campus Light Ministries (N-D Christian), Catholic Student Fellowship at Newman Hall, Chi Alpha Campus Ministries, Christian Student Fellowship (N-D Christian), Eckankar Student Society of WVU, The Edge, Hillel House (Jewish), Reformed University Outreach, Latter-Day Saint Student Association, Lutheran Student Movement, Muslim Student Association (Islam), Orthodox Christian Fellowship, Presbyterian Student Fellowship, Rock of M'town of WVU, Students For Christ; T. R. U. T. H, United Methodist Student Movement at WVU, Wesley Foundation
  • International organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) African Students Association, Brazilian Association, Capoeira Club, Chinese Student Association, Chinese Student and Scholars Association, India Student Association, International Student Association, Iranian Student Association, Black Law Students Assoc, Japanese Club, Korean Student Association, Kuwaiti Student Club, Malaysian Student Association, Muslim Students Association, Organization of African Students, Organiz. of Italian-Americans, Pakistan Student Association, South Asian Students Assoc. , Turkish Student Organization, National Society of Black Engineers
  • Other organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Agr & Resource Econ Club, Agr & Forestry Council, Alpha Tau Alpha, Amer Society of Interior Design, Block & Bridle Club of WVU, Fashion Bus Assoc, Forest Products Society, Forestry Grad Students Assoc, Grad Resource Econ Club, Mountaineer Bonsai Society, Mountaineer Collegiate FFA, Plant & Soil Sci Club, Poultry Sci Club, Prof Rec & Parks Society, Society of Amer Foresters, Student Society of Landscape Architects, Wildlife Society, CAF&CS Student Orgs Page, Amateur Radio Club, Amer Astronautical Society, Assoc of Women in Sci at WVU, Debate & Forensic Assoc, English Club, English Grad Org, Forensic ID Club, Hist Preservation Club, Horn Club, Jazz Club, Marine Biology Club, Nat Art Ed Assoc of WVU, Nat Safety Mgt Society, Philosophy Club, Prof Assoc for Tech Studies, Psychology Club, Student Assoc of Public Admin, The Outlet, WVU Trombone & Euphonium Club, Accounting Club, Ad Club, Industrial Relations Student Assoc, Mgt Inform Systems Assoc, Marketing Club, MBA Assoc MPA. Assoc, Society of Human Resource Mgt, Students for Econ Justice, Thompson's Grad Economics Club, Undergrad Economics Club, WVU Banking & Finance Club, Amer Chemical Society Student Affairs, Amer Institute of Chemical Engineers, Amer Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics, Amer Society of Civil Engineers, Amer Society of Mechanical Engineers, Amer Society of Safety Engineers, Assoc of Computing Machinery, Automobile Club Chemical Engineering Grad, Students Formula Lighting Team of WVU, Industrial Hygiene Student Assoc, Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers, Institute of Industrial Engineers, Society of Automotive Engineers, Society for Mining Metallurgy & Exploration, Society of Petroleum Engineers, Society of Women Engineers, Academy of Students of Pharmacy, Amer Assoc on Mental Retardation, Amer College of Healthcare Executives, Comm Med Student Assoc, Christian Med & Dent Soc, Delta Sigma Delta (Dent Prof Fraternity), Exercise Physiology Club, Int Soc for Pharm & Out. Res Of WVU, Kappa Psi (Pharmacy Fraternity), Masters of Public Health, Student Occupational Therapy Student Assoc, Psi Omega (Dental Prof Fraternity), Student Amer Dent Hygienists' Assoc, Student Dietetics Assoc, Student Members of the Amer Physical Therapy Assoc, Student Nurses' Assoc, Student Rehabilitation Counseling Assoc, Student Soc of Health-System Pharmacists, Univ Health Service Student Advisory Board, WVU Pre-Vet Students Assoc, Family & Consumer Sci Club, Grad Social Work Org, Middle School Assoc, Music Educators Nat Conf, Music Teachers Nat Assoc, Nat Student, Speech Language& Hearing Assoc, Reading Assoc, Student Ed Assoc, Undergrad Social Work Org, Broadcast News Club, Communications Student Soc, Monticola-WVU Yearbook, Pub Relations Student Soc of Amer, Society of Prof Journalists, WVU Grad Society of Comm Scholars, Allegheny Conservation Alliance, Amer Civil Liberties Union WVU Chapter, Col of Law Class of 2001 & 2002, Col Reform Party, Col Republicans, Defense Trial Council Student Chapter, Housing Legislation Org, Internat Law Soc, Labor & Employment Law Assoc, Law Student Div of WV Bar Assoc, Lawyer's Guild, Living Waters of Morgantown, Lugar M. E. Trial Assoc, Men's Law Caucus Mountaineer Conservative Union, Aero Club, Archery Club of WVU, Astronomy Club, Athletic Trainer? s Assoc, Chamber Guitar Ensemble, Chess Club, Crew Team (men & women), Cricket Club, Cycling Club of WVU, Dics Golf Club, Equestrian Club, Fencing Club, Folk Dance Club, Friends of Old Time Music, GO Assoc of WVU, Golf Assoc of WVU, Grotto of WVU, Assoc of Young Children of WVU, Bisexual Gay & Lesbian Mountaineers, Campus Girl Scouts, Environment Student Org, Female Equality Movement, Habitat for Humanity, Impact Movement, Mountaineer/INFACT, Alpha Angels, Alpha Phi Omega (APO), Brooke Residence Hall, Circle K Club, Col YMCA, Collegiate 4-H Club, Gamma Beta Phi, Girl Scouts of Southwestern PA, Intergenerate, WVU Student Alumni Assoc, Residence Hall Assoc, Rotaract, Student Counseling Assoc, Volunteer Opport
  • Student papers: (Appears as submitted by school) The Daily Athenaeum, Daily

Travel

  • Nearest airport(s) (distance in miles): Pittsburgh, PA (75), Morgantown (5)
  • Nearest train(s) (distance in miles): Connellsville, PA (40)
  • Nearest bus-station(s) (distance in miles): Pittsburgh, PA (75)
  • Public transportation serves the campus.
  • All students are permitted to have cars on campus.

Employment

  • School employment is available.
  • 17% of undergrads are employed with average earnings of 2,045
  • Freshman are not discouraged from working.

Greek Life

  • There are 14 fraternities
  • 14 fraternity houses
  • 9% of students are fraternity members
  • There are 13 sororities
  • 8 sorority houses
  • 10% of students are sorority members.

ROTC

  • Army ROTC: Offered on campus
  • Navy ROTC: Not offered
  • Airforce ROTC: Offered on campus
  • Additional Policies

    class attendance policies set by individual instructors, honor code, hazing prohibited, other

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