Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The West Virginia University community is committed to creating and fostering a positive learning and working environment based on open communication, mutual respect, and inclusion.  The Division of Occupational Therapy seeks to prepare occupational therapists who provide care distinguished by inclusion, cultural sensitivity, advocacy, trust, respect, and appreciation for both individual differences and population health disparities.  Accordingly, the Division does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, marital or family status, pregnancy, veteran status, service in the uniformed services (as defined in state and federal law), religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, or gender expression with respect to either employment or admission standards.

Towards the goal of fostering a diverse and inclusive culture, we are committed to enhancing the diversity of students and faculty with representation of individuals from racial and ethnic groups underrepresented in the occupational therapy profession, individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds, including but not limited to students who are first generation, those from defined rural areas, and individuals with disabilities who are otherwise able to meet the essential functions set forth in our essential functions.

Enrolled and prospective students and faculty may find further information and resources available within the WVU community by accessing the following websites: