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RISE WVU creates opportunities for traditionally underserved and underrepresented students to find place at WVU. Our students' experiences are centered in our programing to build an academic community and increase persistence towards graduation.

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

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Connect and Foster Unity

The Quad: Living-Learning Community

Your home away from home awaits! Live in a place prioritizing cultural connection and academic support for students of color. Residents participate in exclusive events and activities centered around Engagement, Academics, Personal Development and Service.
Learn more about The Quad

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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 begins with an early move-in in August.     Register Today for August 9th Move-In

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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 fall and spring terms. Recommended for upperclassmen and transfer students.

Interest Form Fall 2022  Volunteer to be a Mentor

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 during all academic terms.

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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 Advocates Page.

Connect With Us

For more information on events, programming, or departmental approval for courses, please contact: Niara Campbell 304-293-5804