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RISE WVU creates opportunities for traditionally underserved and underrepresented students to find academic support at WVU. Our students' experiences are centered in our programing to build an academic community and increase persistence towards graduation.

We collaborate with campus partners to offer various services and events to connect and unify diverse students with the broader campus community.

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Connect and Foster Unity



Faculty, staff, and students are invited to attend “Speed Meet” as part of an effort to support the RISE WVU community. Meet our advocates, mentors and students at this speed-dating style networking event on August 30 at 6 p.m. in the Gold Ballroom of the MountainLair. 

welcome wagon 2023

The Quad: Welcome Wagon

Your home away from home awaits! During Move- In,  August 10th-12th,  stop by The Quad lounge to meet our staff, partners, and student leaders to help you navigate Welcome Week. 

Learn more about The Quad

Build Your Brand.

RISE First-Year Seminar Course

Fulfill your first-year seminar requirement with us! Students will meet once a week with a RISE advisor and fellow RISE students to assist in the transition to WVU and provide information about campus resources.

This 2-credit course is offered in the fall terms.

Interest Form Fall 2023

RISE University Mentoring Course

Want to connect with a faculty or staff member? Take the University Mentoring course and earn credit for engaging in meaningful dialogue with a mentor. Students will work in a small group setting led by WVU faculty and staff to explore topics that support healthy professional and personal development.

This 1-credit course is offere d in the fall and s pring terms. Recommended for upperclassmen and transfer students .

Interest Form Spring 2023   Volunteer to be a Mentor

RISE Success Coaching

Meet one-on-one with our graduate assistant to enhance your academic success by focusing on time management, note taking, reading, and study skills. 

This service is offered during all academic terms.

Request Success Coaching

Rise With Us

Meet Us

Meet our student leaders at our RISE Advocate events, general body meetings, and off campus trips. Check out our  RISE Advocates Page.

Connect With Us

For more information on events, programming, or departmental approval for courses, please contact: Niara Campbell at 304-293-2048 or email