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Engagement at Statler

At the Statler College, we aim to enhance the quality of higher education and promote a fruitful and productive academic environment for ALL. In the Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources we embarked in building and sustaining a sense of community and belonging. We work towards having our faculty, staff, and students feel valued, respected, promoted, and encouraged to fully integrate and make a difference in our society. We further work towards having our alumni engaged! Through our initiatives we promote personal and community transformation, and we educate and engage our stakeholders to help advance the mission of our college and the West Virginia University to contribute to the society through learning, discovery, extension, and service!

The Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources at WVU will be known for honoring the worth of every individual and sustaining and environment where all people are encouraged to succeed and excel. Specifically:

  • We are committed to the inclusion of all socioeconomic groups, traditional and non-traditional students, international and domestic individuals, the extended academic community, and society;​

  • Every collegiate unit will continually examine itself and identify ways of assuring that a comprehensive approach to achieving belonging and integration of all stakeholders;​

  • The essential elements of character- integrity, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and good citizenship- will transcend every element of the Statler College;​

  • No form of illegal discrimination or harassment will be tolerated; and,​

  • All people will be accountable for their actions.

NAS WVU Native American Studies (NAS) Land Acknowledgement

WVU, with its statewide institutional presence, resides on land that includes ancestral territories of the Shawnee, Lenape (Delaware), Haudenosaunee (Seneca, Cayuga, Onondaga, Oneida, Mohawk, Tuscarora), Cherokee, and many other Indigenous peoples.

In acknowledging this, we recognize and appreciate those Indigenous nations whose territories we are living on and working in. Indigenous peoples have been in the land currently known as West Virginia since time immemorial. It is important that we understand both the context that has brought our university community to reside on this land, and our place within this long history. We also recognize that colonialism is a current ongoing process, and as scholars seeking truth and understanding, we need to be mindful of our present participation in this process.

Statler Engagement and Belonging Initiative Students, Faculty and Staff Committees

Meet Our Academic Diversity Committee

Meet Our Community Engagement Committee

Meet Our Staff Council

General Programs for our Stakeholders (i.e., students, faculty, staff and alumni)

Let's Do T.E.A.! (Transform, Educate/Engage, Advance)

Promote programs and initiative that support all the stakeholders (namely students, faculty, staff and alumni) of the Statler college integration.​

Learn more about Let's Do T.E.A.!

Health and Wellness Programs

The Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources has implemented a set of comprehensive employee wellness programs that encompasses physical, nutrition guidance, and emotional health support. The programs aim to promote physical and mental well-being for a thriving Statler Community. The program is delivered as a series of mini workshops and (at times) involves practice as well as follow-up from participating professionals. ​

Employee Recognition Programs

Employee of the Month: a formal program that acknowledges and reward outstanding performance and contributions of staff employees.

Outstanding Staff: The Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources recognizes one Outstanding Staff Member that demonstrates a commitment to West Virginia University (WVU) values of Service, Curiosity, Respect, Accountability, and Appreciation and makes significant contributions to the College or their Department/ Academic Unit.

Promoting and celebrating who WE are: Each year the Office of the Dean will recognize one current staff member, one faculty member, one student, and one student organization who demonstrates exemplary leadership that represent openness in thinking and embraces us all independent of race, religion, culture, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, thought processes, etc., . Nominees must also embody the Mountaineer Values of service, curiosity, respect, accountability and appreciation.(here when you click it opens this page:

Snack and Conversation​

Snack and Conversation: gathering with care and intention! A social gathering of the Statler Community designed to increase our sense of integration and belonging. This monthly program allows us to connect with each other in an informal setting and discuss subjects of interest to our community, listen or just provide advice or feedback.

For more information about our monthly programs and seminars, visit the Statler College Events Calendar.


To foster a sense of unity, a positive and inclusive environment, and to acknowledge our belonging and integration, we celebrate our community and its members. ​

Learn more about Celebrations