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'Diversity No Matter What' Graduate Students Cohort

Graduate students passionate about promoting diversity and inclusivity in academia are invited to apply for this incredible opportunity to make a difference in the LGBTQ+ community.

The "Diversity No Matter What" initiative is focused on creating a small cohort of WVU graduate students to be involved in peer support through the spring 2024 semester. 

This initiative, led by the WVU LGBTQ+ Center and funded by the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission, aims to promote the retention and graduation rates of graduate students through community building.

The Diversity No Matter What: LGBTQ+ Office Graduate Students Cohort will support and empower graduate students who are committed to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion within the LGBTQ+ community and beyond. 

Black and Brown LGBTQ+ students are strongly encouraged to apply.

The cohort is open to all WVU graduate students with a strong interest in LGBTQ+ issues and advocacy.

Application Deadline: Sept. 30
Selection Emails Out: Oct. 6

Why Apply? Students in the cohort will have the opportunity to:

  • Be paired with a mentor
  • Set short-term and long-term academic goals
  • Receive peer encouragement and feedback
  • Meet on a regular basis to work together and celebrate achievements

Make a difference by applying today at

Let's create a world where diversity is celebrated, embraced, and valued, no matter what! 🏳️‍🌈

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