The Division of Student Life creates a transformative learning experience that goes beyond the classroom, immersing students in an environment that fosters academic, personal and social success. The more than twenty units that make up Student Life collaborate with colleagues across campus to offer quality services, programs and other opportunities that support the University’s student-centered learning environment, maximizing student success.
Why we need your support
Your gifts directly support students on campus by providing critical resources that address health and wellness, leadership development, diversity, food insecurity, unexpected financial hardship and other unforeseen obstacles. With your help, Student Life creates an inclusive environment and resources that provide the support students need to successfully navigate their path to degree completion.
How you can help
Contributing to a priority fund is one way to help Student Life.
Greatest Needs – Student Life Unrestricted Fund
Students can face unique opportunities and challenges while earning their degree. Giving to our greatest needs enhances the student experience by supporting health and wellness, leadership, travel, diversity and educational opportunities. Your gift gives us the ability to direct funds to where the need is the greatest.
WVU Student Food Pantry
This fund supports The Rack, a nonprofit organization that provides perishable and non-perishable food items to students experiencing food insecurity. Food insecurity has become increasingly prevalent on college campuses across the country and WVU is no exception. The Rack, open to all WVU students, serves approximately 100 to 150 students every week.
Kenneth D. and Carolyn T. Gray Student Emergency Fund
Established in 2013 by retired Student Life Vice President Ken Gray and his wife, Carolyn, this fund assists students who experience a sudden financial hardship that could prevent them from continuing their education or otherwise impact their success at WVU. The Emergency Fund provides immediate financial assistance to currently enrolled WVU students who are unable to meet immediate, essential expenses such as books, temporary housing, medical, travel and other unforeseen, non-tuition-related needs.