Founded in 1994 with a great idea and an initial grant from Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Health Sciences and Technology Academy at WVU (HSTA) is just one example of how WVU makes a difference for West Virginians. Private support from at least 16 different individuals and organizations has helped HSTA grow into a vast university-community partnership, transforming the lives of more than 1,500 minority and underrepresented students so far.

WVU Around the State

WVU Extension improves the lives of children and families and provides important training programs in agriculture, workforce development, and much more. Extension’s fire service program, for example, teaches aircraft rescue skills to firefighters using a high-tech live-burn mobile simulator. Through camps, clubs, and special projects, WVU 4-H reaches one in four West Virginian youths.

Law students offer legal assistance to people in need through the College of Law’s Center for Law and Public Service. The School of Nursing’s Appalachian Quality of Life Institute partners with other organizations and agencies to alleviate health disparities, improve health, and help West Virginians achieve better access to healthcare.

Even More, Even Better

Service is a basic part of WVU’s mission, and the impact of our outreach programs is immeasurable and far reaching, transforming lives in every county, on every front. West Virginia University’s commitment to the state is palpable.

A State of Minds: The Campaign for West Virginia’s University gives you an opportunity to help West Virginia’s university continue to reach into every corner of the state. Our work to improve lives here has the potential to transform lives everywhere.