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Student Resources

WVU Resources

  • Academic Resource Centers The Academic Resource Centers (ARCs) provide qualified peer tutors who excel in the content areas they tutor, and this service is free of charge. ARCs can assist students in reaching their full potential for academic success by building their confidence level on the ability to apply concepts learned in the classroom.
  • Career Services Center Career Services can help you discover your interests and guide you in selecting a field of study. Center staff can also assist you in preparing a career plan by teaching you to develop job search techniques, writing a resume or preparing for an interview. Regardless of your questions, Career Services is here to help.
  • Academic Innovation WVU offers nearly 30 degrees online or in traditional classrooms around the state. Degrees offered through Extended Learning meet the same rigorous standards as our on-campus programs.
  • The Rack Recognizing there is a need on campus, WVU has made efforts to assist students who face hunger. Students are welcome to come to the Student Organizations Services office to visit The Rack, where non-perishable goods are available for students in need. In addition, perishable food items (such as fruit, meat, and dairy) are available during a set schedule.
  • Regents Bachelor of Arts The RBA (Regents Bachelor of Arts) degree is an innovative baccalaureate designed for adult students. The basic principle underlying the degree is that credit is awarded for what students know regardless of how that knowledge was attained. The program differs from other bachelor degrees in that RBA students may earn college-equivalent credit for selected work and life experiences which can be equated to college courses. The RBA student faces the realities of career demands, family obligations, and financial pressures, which the RBA Program recognizes and attempts to remove the obstacles that preclude non-traditional, adult students from attending college. A flexible schedule with evening and online courses helps RBA students continue to work full-time and be a major part of family life while still progressing towards a bachelor’s degree.
  • Student Family Resources Formerly Child Development and Family Support Services, WVU Student Family Resources is a department that supports retention, recruitment and wellness of WVU students who are parents. Located on the first floor of the Purinton House, SFR serves as a central campus location for current or potential WVU students seeking child care and family support information.
  • Student Support Services The Student Support Services (SSS)/TRIO program provides individualized services to students who are either first-generation, income eligible, or have a learning of physical disability. Based on student needs and goals, SSS assists with academic accomplishment and social and cultural enrichment so students may successfully complete baccalaureate degrees.
  • Veterans More than 500 veterans, military personnel and/or their dependents are currently furthering their education at WVU. We offer a wide range of majors and support programs that help lead to your success in this pursuit. For more information, please contact Jerry McCarthy, WVU’s Veterans Advocate, at 304-293-8262.
  • WellWVU Carruth Center for Psychological and Psychiatric Services Whether you are an undergraduate, graduate, or professional student, full-time or part-time, we want to help you complete your education. Your time at WVU may be filled with transitions, self-exploration and change. Our services and programs are designed to support you through these experiences, help you succeed in college, and guide you toward a more fulfilling life. We strive to provide these services in an atmosphere that is welcoming, comfortable, and multiculturally sensitive for everyone.

Community Resources and Assistance

  • Fairmont-Morgantown Housing Authority The Fairmont-Morgantown Housing Authority’s mission is to provide low and moderate income families of Monongalia, Marion, Taylor and Preston counties with comfortable and affordable housing. If you are looking to rent or buy, FMHA offers many great housing options.
  • The Connecting Link (no website) Connecting Link staff provide emergency financial assistance to residents through coordination of donated funds to pay for essential daily living needs.
    Location: 235 High Street Room 211
    Monongahela Building
    Morgantown, WV
    Phone: 304-296-3300
  • Monongalia County Technical Education Center MTEC provides adult education evening classes and free adult basic education courses. MTEC is also the only authorized GED test site in Monongalia County which offers the GED test monthly.