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Centers and Institutes

Centers and Institutes

The Office of the Provost is home to a variety of centers and institutes led by award-winning faculty who are experts in their fields. They offer interdisciplinary experiences and community-engagement opportunities for students, faculty and area residents. Learn about other WVU centers on the Research Office website.


Creating a supportive academic culture across WVU.

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Brad and Alys Smith Outdoor Economic Collaborative

Growing the economy through outdoor recreation enhancement and education.

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Bridge Initiative

Translating the work of WVU researchers to policymakers to fulfill WVU’s mission as West Virginia’s R1 land-grant University.

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Center for Community Engagement

Building partnerships to enhance the University’s community-engaged teaching, discovery and action.

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Center for Excellence in STEM Education

Increasing STEM proficiency for all students.

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Humanities Center

Cultivating a community of humanistic inquiry across campus.

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LGBTQ+ Center

Supporting social justice efforts at WVU and beyond.

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Collaboration between Mylan-A Viatris Company to develop and implement programming to instill a growth mindset in West Virginia’s youths.


WV Public Education Collaborative

Championing public education across the state.

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Women’s Resource Center

Promoting gender equity and awareness.

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WVU Press

Putting WVU and Appalachia at the forefront of publishing.

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