West Virginia State University (WVSU) is a historically black university, which has evolved into a fully accessible, racially diverse, and multi-generational institution offering baccalaureate and graduate degrees. The suburban University is located in Institute, WV, eight miles from downtown Charleston. Our visit to this quaint and beautiful campus was enjoyable.
West Virginia State University (then College) officially became a host institution for a Freedom Station on the National Underground Railroad program in September 2003. As a Freedom Station, WVSU’s mission is to educate the public about the global context of slavery and the historic struggle in West Virginia to abolish human enslavement, secure freedom and equal rights for people of all cultures, and promote dialogue in the ongoing struggle.
With Public Service programs like Center for the Advancement of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathmatics, a 4-H Youth Development program and Family and Consumer Sciences programs, WVSU is serving the community as well as the student body.
Thanks for the inspiring visit, WVSU! We can’t wait to come and visit again soon.