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About the Division of Student Life

Creating an extraordinary and transformative experience for every WVU student.

Our Mission

The Division of Student Life supports West Virginia University’s student-centered learning environment, allows students to fully develop, and, in partnership with our University colleagues, offers the highest quality programs, services, and opportunities, based on a foundation of values and the Mountaineer Creed.

Our Values

  1. Absolute integrity

    Be honest at all times: Always tell the truth.

  2. Commitment to excellence

    Set and adhere to high standards: Do the right thing.

  3. Wisdom

    Be competent in your job: Know your job and do it well.

  4. Respect human dignity and cultural diversity

    Be respectful of others.

  5. Compassion and humility

    Be kind, understanding, humble, and tolerant of others.

  6. Clear and concise communication

    Pass on the right information and be a good listener.

The Mountaineer Creed

"As a Mountaineer, I will practice academic and personal integrity, value wisdom and culture, foster lifetime learning, practice civic responsibility and good stewardship, & respect human dignity and cultural diversity. In order to become a meaningful member of West Virginia University and the society in which I live, I dedicate my energy, my talents, and my intellect to these standards of excellence."


450+ Student Organizations
30 Dining locations across the Downtown, Medical and Evansdale campuses

Corey Farris, the Dean of Students

“No institution means more to me than West Virginia University! ”

— Corey Farris, Dean of Students

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Carrie Showalter

Assistant Dean and Executive Director Campus and Community Life

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Sabrina Cave

Executive Director Office of Student Enrichment

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Trish Cendana

Executive Director Housing and Residence Life

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Nathan Harlan

Executive Director Office of Student Wellness

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Eric Andrews

Director Arts and Entertainment

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T. Anne Hawkins

Director Carruth Center for Counseling and Psychological Services

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