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Fall 2021 Update: We will offer both in-person and virtual options for our services.


about RISE WVU.

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Rise WVU creates opportunities for Black, Latinx, and other diverse students to build an academic community and persist towards graduation.

We collaborate with campus partners to offer various services and events to connect and unify underrepresented students with the broader campus community.

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Jump Start Retreat

 RISE JumpStart Retreat 

Can't wait to get on campus? Beat the move-in rush and join us for our fall retreat! Rise Jumpstart allows you to meet and build community among other Students, Faculty, and Staff. The retreat is in-person and takes place between August 11-13th; early move-in begins August 9th

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RISE First Year Seminar Course 

Fulfill your first year seminar requirement with us! Students will meet once a week with a RISE advisor and fellow RISE students to assist in the transition to WVU and provide information about campus resources.

This 2-credit course is offered in the Fall terms.

RISE University Mentoring Course

Want to connect with a Faculty or Staff member? Take the University Mentoring course and earn credit for engaging in meaningful dialogue with a mentor. Students will work in a small group setting led by WVU faculty and staff to explore topics that support healthy professional and personal development. 

This 1-credit course is offered in the Spring terms.

RISE Success Coaching 

Meet one-on-one with our Graduate Assistant to enhance your academic success by focusing on time management, note taking, reading, and study skills. 

This service is offered in during all academic terms.

Rise with us.

Meet us 

Meet our student leaders at our RISE Advocate events (The Parleys), general body meetings, and off campus trips. Check out our RISE WVU Events

Connect with us

For more information on events, programming, or departmental approval for courses, please contact please contact:   

Niara Campbell  304-293-5804