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Frequently Asked Questions

The following are some questions that the LGBTQ+ Center has frequently been asked. If you have a question and cannot find the answer on this page or in the resources section, feel free to email us at

How can I get involved with the LGBTQ+ Center?

The LGBTQ+ Center provides a warm, comfortable atmosphere for organizing, socializing, teaching, and learning at Maple House. We welcome all WVU students, staff, faculty, and community members to come up and join us. Students are encouraged to use the LGBTQ+ Center lounge for studying, meeting friends, working on class projects, watching documentaries, and more. We also offer additional meeting spaces and snacks!

Our  mailing list will keep you up-to-date on the latest news and resources.

I’m A WVU Student. how do I find LGBTQ+ Community on-campus?

Student organizations are at the core of a vibrant student life. Student organizations offer opportunities for leadership, community-based education, and socializing, too. 

WVU LGBTQ+ Club is fostering a community for our students here in West Virginia University, and it's surrounding areas. Hosting on campus and travel events, offering our students opportunities of leisure from academics and student officer positions. With our online platform hosted on Discord, we're able to reach out and support our members from anywhere.

I’m a WVU Advising Specialist. How do I support my students?

Become familiar with LGBTQ+ affirming resources to be able to refer students to the appropriate support services. Attend a Safe Zone Training, an initiative of the WVU LGBTQ+ Center that provides opportunities to try out problem solving skills and apply information to real life scenarios. 

We encourage WVU students, faculty, and staff to think critically about issues affecting LGBTQIA+ issues and learn how to commit to improving our communities. Accordingly, all WVU departments, units, faculty, staff and students are encouraged to attend one or more of these scheduled trainings.

I’m WVU faculty. How do I make sure my classroom is gender-inclusive?

The LGBTQ+ Center is committed to providing faculty, staff and student leaders with the necessary knowledge and tools to serve as allies to the LGBTQ+ community on campus. Our regularly-scheduled bimonthly trainings are geared toward higher education professionals and students. Accordingly, all WVU departments, units, faculty, staff and students are encouraged to attend one or more of these scheduled trainings.