$ 2,950,657 RAISED 2,503 GIFTS
Student Life has raised $ 2,685 from 26 gifts!
Student Life

Student Life creates an extraordinary, transformative experience that promotes the academic, personal and social success of every student.

In partnership with our University colleagues, we offer the highest quality programs, services and opportunities to support WVU’s student-centered learning environment.

 

Why we need your support

Your gifts enrich the student experience by improving the resources we offer. Our 20+ departments are dedicated to helping students succeed both in and out of the classroom.

 

How you can help

Contributing to a priority fund is one way to help Student Life:

  • Greatest Needs
    Giving to our greatest needs enhances the student experience by supporting leadership, educational, health and wellness, diversity and social opportunities. Gifts have been used to broaden our students’ personal and educational perspectives through the National Student Exchange (NSE) program, which allows students to study for a single term or academic year at one of nearly 200 NSE member colleges and universities in the U.S., Canada, Guam, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
     
  • WVU Student Food Pantry
    This fund supports “The Rack,” a nonprofit organization that provides perishable and non-perishable food items to students experiencing financial difficulty. All WVU students are eligible to use the food pantry, which has served thousands of students since 2010.
     
  • 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. Last year, donors contributed $237,000 to this fund to support students affected by the flooding in southern West Virginia. More than 30 students received $70,616 from the fund for the 2016-17 school year.
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The Marty and Kathy Becker Greatest Needs Match
Marty and Kathy Becker will generously match donations made to any “Greatest Needs” fund on the Day of Giving up to a total of $25,000. Help us meet this match by making a donation to your favorite WVU school, college or department’s Greatest Needs Fund today!
$25,000 MATCHED
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$150,000 for 150 Years Dollar for Dollar Match
In honor of WVU’s 150th anniversary all gifts made on the Day of Giving will be matched up to a total of $150,000. Help us celebrate WVU’s 150 by making a gift on the Day of Giving and helping us meet this match!
$150,000 MATCHED
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$150,000
Ken Kendrick $150,000 Challenge
The first 1,000 gifts of $150 or more will be matched up to $150 each by WVU alumnus Ken Kendrick helping us raise an extra $150,000 for Day of Giving. Help us unlock this $150,000 by making a gift of $150 or more! The $150 match to your gift will be made once the challenge is met!
1,000 / 1,000 Gifts
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President Gee Selfie Challenge
If 1,000 WVU alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends share their favorite photos with President Gee on social media then Mike Escue will generously donate $10,000 to WVU’s Greatest Needs fund. Help us meet this challenge by sharing your photo and use #WVUDayofGiving.
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Leaderboard
Participation Leaderboard
Which Participating Group will receive the most donations during WVU Day of Giving? Make a gift to your favorite area of WVU to help keep your group at the top of the Leaderboard!
Rank Department Gifts
1 Engineering and Mineral Resources 206
2 Business and Economics 187
3 Education and Human Services 183
4 Cancer Institute 174
5 Arts and Sciences 155
6 WVU Greatest Needs 147
7 Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design 134
8 Medicine 128
9 Media 110
10 Children's 110
11 Athletics 105
12 Law 103
13 Alumni Chapters 103
14 Extension Service 87
15 Alumni Association 84
16 Creative Arts 78
17 Dentistry 74
18 Pharmacy 66
19 Nursing 59
20 Physical Activity and Sport Sciences 41
21 WVU Tech 37
22 Honors 32
23 Public Health 26
24 Student Life 26
25 Rosenbaum Family House 24
26 Libraries 20
27 Charleston Division 19
28 Fraternity and Sorority Life 18
29 Student Government Association 18
30 Mountaineer Maniacs 12
31 Student Events Board 12
32 Potomac State 11
33 WVU Foundation 10
34 Sports Club Federation 6
35 Heart & Vascular Institute 5
36 Eye Institute 3
37 HSC Eastern Division 2
38 BRNI 2
39 Trauma Institute 2
Leaderboard
Lunch Time Challenge
Which Participating Group will receive the most donations during our Lunch Time Challenge? The group that receives the most donations during this challenge will receive an extra $2,500 for their Greatest Needs Fund.
Rank Prize Department Gifts
1 $2,500 Education and Human Services 32
2 Business and Economics 27
3 WVU Greatest Needs 20
4 Engineering and Mineral Resources 17
5 Cancer Institute 17
6 Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design 16
7 Law 15
8 Medicine 15
9 Extension Service 15
10 Media 13
11 Alumni Association 11
12 Children's 11
13 Pharmacy 9
14 Athletics 9
15 Nursing 8
16 Arts and Sciences 7
17 Honors 7
18 Dentistry 6
19 Libraries 6
20 Physical Activity and Sport Sciences 6
21 Creative Arts 6
22 Alumni Chapters 5
23 Student Life 5
24 Public Health 4
25 Charleston Division 4
26 WVU Tech 3
27 Rosenbaum Family House 2
28 Fraternity and Sorority Life 2
29 Mountaineer Maniacs 1
30 Student Events Board 1
31 HSC Eastern Division 1
32 Student Government Association 0
33 Sports Club Federation 0
34 BRNI 0
35 Eye Institute 0
36 Heart & Vascular Institute 0
37 Potomac State 0
38 Trauma Institute 0
39 WVU Foundation 0
Leaderboard
Night Owl Challenge
Which Participating Group will receive the most donations during our Night Owl Challenge? The group that receives the most donations during this challenge will receive an extra $2,500 for their Greatest Needs Fund.
Rank Prize Department Gifts
1 $2,500 Education and Human Services 37
2 Cancer Institute 26
3 Engineering and Mineral Resources 23
4 Medicine 16
5 WVU Greatest Needs 15
6 Alumni Chapters 15
7 Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design 12
8 Business and Economics 10
9 Creative Arts 9
10 Athletics 7
11 Arts and Sciences 7
12 Media 7
13 Law 4
14 Pharmacy 4
15 Nursing 4
16 Alumni Association 4
17 Honors 4
18 Extension Service 4
19 Student Government Association 4
20 Children's 3
21 WVU Tech 3
22 Public Health 3
23 Dentistry 2
24 Charleston Division 2
25 Rosenbaum Family House 2
26 Libraries 2
27 Physical Activity and Sport Sciences 2
28 WVU Foundation 2
29 BRNI 1
30 Student Life 1
31 Fraternity and Sorority Life 1
32 Mountaineer Maniacs 0
33 Student Events Board 0
34 Sports Club Federation 0
35 Eye Institute 0
36 Heart & Vascular Institute 0
37 HSC Eastern Division 0
38 Potomac State 0
39 Trauma Institute 0
Leaderboard
Amount Raised Leaderboard
Which Participating Group will raise the most during WVU Day of Giving? Make a gift to your favorite area of WVU to help keep your group at the top of the Leaderboard!
Rank Department Raised
1 Engineering and Mineral Resources $457,269.36
2 Education and Human Services $302,403.39
3 Pharmacy $268,452.34
4 Dentistry $178,121.67
5 WVU Greatest Needs $136,984.71
6 Law $121,611.69
7 WVU Tech $112,475.00
8 Business and Economics $94,081.26
9 Alumni Association $71,968.02
10 Arts and Sciences $67,139.76
11 Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design $61,783.05
12 Athletics $60,672.00
13 Cancer Institute $57,489.35
14 Medicine $39,262.70
15 Creative Arts $29,533.02
16 Alumni Chapters $24,990.79
17 Media $20,455.37
18 Children's $18,736.78
19 Extension Service $14,747.37
20 Nursing $9,437.01
21 Public Health $9,292.34
22 Physical Activity and Sport Sciences $4,641.01
23 Rosenbaum Family House $4,220.00
24 Charleston Division $4,133.67
25 WVU Foundation $3,432.00
26 Libraries $3,058.67
27 Honors $2,065.34
28 Student Life $1,935.97
29 Fraternity and Sorority Life $1,877.34
30 Student Government Association $1,352.34
31 Potomac State $865.00
32 HSC Eastern Division $605.00
33 Heart & Vascular Institute $475.00
34 Mountaineer Maniacs $390.00
35 BRNI $300.00
36 Eye Institute $268.67
37 Student Events Board $217.34
38 Trauma Institute $200.00
39 Sports Club Federation $125.00
Leaderboard
Happy Hour Participation Challenge
Which Participating Group will receive the most donations during our Happy Hour Challenge? The group that receives the most donations during this challenge will receive an extra $2,500 for their Greatest Needs Fund!
Rank Prize Department Gifts
1 $2,500 Engineering and Mineral Resources 26
2 Business and Economics 18
3 WVU Greatest Needs 18
4 Medicine 14
5 Media 13
6 Cancer Institute 12
7 Children's 12
8 Law 11
9 Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design 10
10 Creative Arts 9
11 Pharmacy 8
12 Arts and Sciences 8
13 Alumni Association 7
14 Education and Human Services 7
15 Nursing 6
16 Alumni Chapters 5
17 Extension Service 5
18 Athletics 5
19 Dentistry 4
20 WVU Tech 4
21 Public Health 3
22 Physical Activity and Sport Sciences 3
23 Libraries 2
24 Student Government Association 2
25 Fraternity and Sorority Life 2
26 Mountaineer Maniacs 2
27 WVU Foundation 1
28 HSC Eastern Division 1
29 Heart & Vascular Institute 1
30 Rosenbaum Family House 1
31 Honors 1
32 Student Events Board 1
33 Eye Institute 1
34 Sports Club Federation 0
35 BRNI 0
36 Charleston Division 0
37 Potomac State 0
38 Student Life 0
39 Trauma Institute 0
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