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Wellness Resources

Prioritizing your mental, physical, and overall well-being is the bedrock of academic and professional excellence. West Virginia University provides a comprehensive array of resources to empower students, staff, and faculty in their journey towards holistic well-being. 

WVU Campus and Community Life Resources

Resource Guides

  • WELLWVU 2023-2024 Resources Card
    • WELLWVU issues a 'resources card' each year featuring a comprehensive guide of helpful services at WVU. The Office of Wellness and Health Promotion was formed with the purpose of delivering comprehensive wellness education to all WVU students. WELLWVU also provides  various trainings for WVU students, staff, and faculty.
  • Inclusive Campus Resources
    • WVU is developing lists of resources tailored to the needs of the many communities that make up the Mountaineer community. More resource lists will be added in the coming weeks and months, so keep an eye out for updates. 
  • Division of Student Life
    • The WVU Division of Student Life is made up of more than 20 divisions designed to support the development of students. At the link above, each department of Student Life is briefly explained with links to learn more about what they have to offer.
  • Office of Graduate Education and Life Student Resources
    • Here, find links to other resource lists for academics, community, finances, research, mental health, the university, and specific information tailored to graduate students.
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity in the Department of Physics and Astronomy
    • Check out the resources and information gathered by the department's DEI Committee. Learn about how to report a DEI/Title IX concern or issue, the department's DEI principles, accommodations, programs, activities, and more. 

Basic Needs and Financial Support

  • International HomeStart Closet
    • The WVU International HomeStart Closet provides first time international students moving to Morgantown with care packages that are useful in starting a home. Although it is not the intent to meet all the needs, basic household necessities are often available. Items might include sheets, towels, blankets, pillows, dishes, flatware, glasses, mugs, kettles, pots, pans, skillets, microwaves, coffee makers and rice cookers. Large furniture items are occasionally available.
  • The Rack Student Food Pantry
    • The Rack provides non-perishable and perishable food items to all WVU students who are in need of assistance.
  • Off-Campus Housing Information
    • Campus and Community Life offers information here regarding off-campus housing for students.
  • Campus and Community Life Resource Portal
    • Campus and Community Life has developed a comprehensive portal containing helpful information for students and department members transitioning to life at WVU, including transportation, housing, and services/amenities.
  • Transportation Information for New Students
    • Transportation and Parking has created a helpful guide to assist new Mountaineers in navigating transportation options (including the PRT system and buses) on campus.

Mental and Physical Health

  • WVU Student Health
    • WVU Student Health Services is committed to providing top-quality healthcare for students at West Virginia University. Partnering with WVU Medicine and located across from the Student Rec Center, our convenient care and expert providers are an essential part of your healthcare team. They  offer wellness visits, vaccinations, on-site X-rays, lab services, telemedicine, referrals and more. Conveniently, the Student Health Building includes urgent care and a pharmacy.

  • WVU Women's Resource Center
    • The WVU Women's Resource Center provides tons of assistance to students. Some initiatives include freebie products, the  Lactation Network, support for gender equity, and resource guides for topics such as healthy relationships, immigration services, the LGBTQ+ community, and more.
  • Talkspace Online Therapy
    • Talkspace is an online therapy service that has partnered with WVU to connect users to a dedicated, licensed therapist via private messaging and live video from a secure, HIPAA-compliant digital platform. This service is available at no cost for all West Virginia University students. You do not need to contact Carruth Center to access or use Talkspace.
  • WVU Carruth Center for Counseling and Psychological Services
    • The Carruth Center is a multidisciplinary unit composed of social workers, psychologists, counselors, and graduate students in training who work collaboratively to address the psychological needs of students. Review the  Orientation to Services and determine what course of action is best for you. The Center also provides various resources on campus, in the area, and online.
  • WVU Collegiate Recovery Program
    • Through activities centered around health, wellness, adventure, community, service, and fun, the WVU CRP's goal is to provide the support and resources necessary for students to thrive in their recovery and develop meaningful connections as they move forward in life.
  • WVU Student Insurance Office
    • Information and resources regarding student health insurance plans are available from the SIO.
  • Narcotics Anonymous
    • Find information about local, confidential Narcotics Anonymous meetings.
  • Alcoholics Anonymous
    • Find information about local, confidential Alcoholics Anonymous meetings.

Professional Development

  • WVU Career Services Center
    • The team of career development specialists at the WVU Career Services Center are ready to assist with resume reviews, practice interviews or job search coaching. Use the resources available to you and reach out at any time!
  • WVU Graduate Education and Life | Professional Development
    • Grad Ed and Life offers live, virtual and recorded workshops, trainings, speakers and information sessions to explore career options, prepare to land your dream job, and learn new skills in research, teaching, leadership, writing and more.

Recreation and Entertainment

  • WVU Campus Recreation
    • WVU Campus Recreation serves the students, faculty/staff and community by supporting a culture of well-being. Our commitment to healthy living includes creating and promoting opportunities to be active. Check out the  group fitness schedule, then  register here to participate.
  • Adventure WV
    • Adventure WV has offerings including an outdoor recreation center, leadership training, and much, much more. They also provide  gear rentals of bikes, climbing equipment, camping supplies (including tents and sleeping bags), and more.

Faculty and Staff

  • WVU Faculty and Staff Assistance Program
    • The WVU Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP) is a free service offered to employees and their dependents. FSAP is a confidential resource that provides professional staff and a safe place to sort through problems and determine the best resources available to address them. Services include mediation and trainings.
  • WVU ADVANCE Center
    • The ADVANCE Center is an academic hub that works with faculty, staff, and campus-wide leaders to disrupt institutional inequities and promote inclusive policies that sustain and grow a thriving culture and climate University-wide. 
  • Presentation: "Improving Work Life Satisfaction"
    • This presentation was given by the Department's own Dr.  Micky Holcomb in 2016. It is based on materials from a partnership between AWIS and the Elsevier Foundation.
  • Communicating with Students in Distress
    • This is a guide for faculty and staff regarding interactions with students in distress. It is provided by the Carruth Center, and offers helpful strategies and guidance. 


If you have any suggestions of other helpful resources to include on this page, please contact Miranda Heitz.