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Events and Resources

  •   University Resource, on-campus, Downtown Morgantown
  •   304-293-9593

The LGBTQ+ Center provides a safe and comfortable atmosphere for organizing, socializing, teaching, and learning. They provide programming and academic resources for WVU students, faculty, staff, and community members. They also host events, have a SafeZone, host activities, and help advocate for students.

PFLAG of Morgantown

Events and resources

  •   Public Resource, off-campus, Downtown Morgantown
  •   304-296-8236

PFLAG Morgantown provides support and education to all parents, family, friends, and allies of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people in the Morgantown, West Virginia area. Visit their website for a list of upcoming events.

Fairness West Virginia

advocacy and resources

  •   Public Resource, off-campus, Charleston
  •   681-265-9062

Fairness WV provides a wide range of resources for members of the LBGTQ+ community including: health care, sexual violence resources & support, student resources & support, transgender resources and support, and wedding resources. They also provide advocacy for individuals who are members of the LBGTQ community in any way they can. If you believe you need advocated for, contact them directly to speak about your specific situation.

Request Preferred Names in WVU Systems

  •   University Resource, online

Students can request a preferred first and last name to be reflected in WVU systems. Once approved, preferred names will be distributed automatically to systems technically capable of accepting them. These currently include: Banner/STAR; eCampus/Blackboard; MIX/Google Workspace; Microsoft 365;; and CS Gold, the software behind the WVU ID card. This automated process, which typically takes one business day, will change the display name on your email but won’t change your email address.

Students with Disabilities

WVU Office of Accessibility Services

Student Resources and Accommodations

  •   University Resource, On-campus, Downtown Morgantown
  •   304-293-6700

The Office of Accessibility Services (OAS) helps students with disabilities in areas of academics, housing, transportation, and other resources. To ensure access to University programs, accessibility specialist work individually with students to help them achieve academic success. Accommodations are provided in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, as well as other state and federal laws. Accommodations can be either on a temporary or permanent bases. Call or visit their website to apply for accommodations that best fit your specific needs.

Center for Excellence in Disabilities

Resources and Accommodations

  •   University Resource, Off-campus, Downtown Morgantown
  •   304-293-4692

The Center for Excellence in Disabilities (CED) provides education and training, services, research, health and wellness education, and resources to individuals with disabilities and their families. Some services they offer that are most applicable to students are assistive technology training and loans and specialized community living assistance. You can also visit the website for a more in-depth view of the other numerous services the CED offers.

Students with Families

WVU Student Family Resources

Student FAMILY Resources

  •   University Resource, On-campus, Downtown Morgantown
  •   304-293-5370

Student Family Resources (SFR) provides a support system that can reduce family conflict, stress, and risk factors, allowing WVU’s student parents to pursue and complete their studies at West Virginia University. Their services include: Mountaineer KidZone, Lactation Room, Literacy Enrichment, Parent Education, Lending Library, Semester kick-off ice cream social, Family Consultations, Parent ListServ, Babysitting Lists, and Outreach Programs.

Christian Help

Free Store (Baby Clothes)

  •   Public Resource, Off-campus, Downtown Morgantown
  •   304-296-0221

Visit the Christian Help Free Store to obtain a bag full of free baby clothing.

Scott’s Run Settlement House

Baby Basics PantrY

  •   Public Resource, Off-campus, Morgantown
  •   304-599-5020

Ran entirely by donations, the Baby Pantry provides diapers, wipes, food and other baby essentials as items are available. Generally, diapers are available in Newborn through size 2 at any time; larger sizes go very quickly, so it is always a good idea to call (304) 599-5020 before making a trip out. The Baby Basics Pantry is open 8:30 am - 4:00 pm every weekday; assistance will be provided to parents once every 4 weeks. Bring: Social Security card or Medical card for the child each time you visit the baby pantry.

Birthright of Morgantown

Infant programs

  •   Public Resource, On-campus, Downtown Morgantown
  •   304-296-0277

Provides items such as Pregnancy Tests, Maternity Items, and Baby Items. Birthright provides confidential, non-judgmental support to any woman who is pregnant or thinks she might be pregnant, no matter her age, race, circumstances, religion, marital status or financial situation.

The Shack Neighborhood House

School-Age Child Resources

  •   Public Resource, Off-campus, Morgantown
  •   304-599-5466
  •   537 Blue Horizon Drive Pursglove, WV 26546
  •   The Shack

The Shack provides programs that include: School-Age Care (ranging from $10-$50 per requirements/participation of the program), Summer Programs (vary by year and availability), Aquatics Program (group $40/lesson and individual $30/lesson), Home Repair Program (for those who are not physically or financially able), Playgroup (Monday and Wednesday 10:00am-11:30am), and much more. Visit their website for a comprehensive list of programs and activities.

Scott’s Run Settlement House

Backpack Feeding Program

  •   Public Resource, Off-campus, Morgantown
  •   304-599-5020 

The program serves 12 schools including: Brookhaven, Cheat Lake, Mason-Dixon, Mountainview, Mylan Park, North, and Suncrest Elementary Schools; three Alternative Learning Centers, Clay Battelle Middle and High School, Mountaineer Middle School, and University High School. The goal is to ensure that no school child spends a weekend hungry. Backpacks are provided at the school. View a comprehensive list of what food is included

West Virginia Starting Points Family Resource Center

Services/Programs Children of All Ages

  •   Public Resource, Off-campus, Morgantown
  •   304-983-7700 ext. 204

Starting points offers a variety of resources and programing for families with children of all ages. Their programs include: PAT - Parents As Teachers, Infant/toddler playgroups, Developmental screenings, Newborn baby outreach visits, AmeriCorps school tutoring, After school/summer enrichment, Family fun/literacy nights, AmeriCorps service projects, and Parent/community education. Some specific examples of those programs include: Playgroup, Family Fun Night, Expecting Moms, Expecting Dads, Weekly Fathers' Program, Pre-Natal Yoga Classes, and Respite Care. Visit the website for days and times of each program.

Morgantown/Mon County DHHR

SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program)

  •   Public Resource, Off-campus, Morgantown
  •   1-800-642-8589 or (304) 285-3175

The West Virginia Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) provides monthly benefits to help eligible households buy food. Eligibility to receive benefits is based on household size, income, assets and some household expenses. SNAP may only be used to purchase food for human consumption and seeds/plants to grow food at home. SNAP benefits cannot be used for: household items, grooming products, tobacco, alcohol products, pet food, etc. In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the state of West Virginia and fall into one of two groups: (1) those with a current bank balance (savings and checking combined) under $2,001, or (2) those with a current bank balance (savings and checking combined) under $3,001 who share their household with a person or persons age 60 and over, or with a person with a disability (a child, your spouse, a parent, or yourself).

Morgantown/Mon County Health Department

WIC (Supplemental Nutrition for Women, Infants, and Children) 

  •   Public Resource, Off-campus, Morgantown
  •   304-598-5181 or 800-675-5181 
  •   1000 Elmer W. Prince Drive Morgantown, WV 26505 
  •   WIC Website

Short-term intervention program designed to improve lifetime nutrition and health behaviors in families by supplying free supplemental foods to meet their immediate nutritional needs. WIC services include: Nutrition Counseling and Education, Breastfeeding Counseling and Support, Health Screenings and Referrals, Immunizations, and Healthy Food Package. Qualified Applicants: Pregnant women, Women breastfeeding an infant up to the infant's first birthday, Postpartum women up to six months after delivery or end of pregnancy, Infants up to their first birthday, Children from age one until their fifth birthday, and household income no more than 185% of the federal poverty income guidelines.

Students in Recovery

WVU Collegiate Recovery Program

Events, meetings, resources

  •   University Resource, On-campus, Downtown Morgantown
  •   Andrew Caryl

Narcotics Anonymous is a nonprofit fellowship of men and women whom are in recovery from a narcotic use disorder and meet to support each other within that recovery. Narcotics Anonymous uses a traditional 12-step model that has been expanded and developed for people with varied substance abuse issues. Follow the link above for a list of local meeting times and locations.

Mountaineer Region of Narcotics Anonymous

NA Meetings

  •   Public Resource, Off-campus, Evansdale Morgantown
  •   304-344-4442 or the 24/7 Hotline at 1-800-766-4442

Narcotics Anonymous is a nonprofit fellowship of men and women whom are in recovery from a narcotic use disorder and meet to support each other within that recovery. Narcotics Anonymous uses a traditional 12-step model that has been expanded and developed for people with varied substance abuse issues. Follow the link above for a list of local meeting times and locations.

Alcoholics Anonymous


  •   Public Resource, Off-campus, Downtown Morgantown
  •   800-333-5051 24/7 Hotline

Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. Follow the link above for a list of local meeting times and locations.

WVU Student Assistance Program

Substance Abuse Assistance

  •   University Resource, On-campus, Evansdale Morgantown
  •   304-293-4431

WVU’s Student Assistance Program offers the following services for students with alcohol or other drug concerns: individual assessment, individual and group counseling, and educational activities. Students who want services participate in an evaluation/assessment should call the number listed above.

West Virginia Sober Living

Sober Living Housing

  •   Public Resource, Off-campus, Morgantown
  •   304-413-4300

West Virginia Sober Living offers residents to be independent and take responsibility financially, socially, and emotionally as they move through recovery. Residents can begin living a sober lifestyle and developing healthy new relationships in the active recovering communities both in the university and Morgantown community. Students who struggle with substance use disorders are applicable for this program.

International Students

Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion


  •   University Resource, Off-campus, Evansdale Morgantown
  •   304-293-5600

The Division works with all communities on our campus to ensure a safe and inclusive environment, based on the belief that all students and employees, regardless of their backgrounds, race, sexual orientation or religious preference, deserve to benefit from a diverse learning environment. Offers campus wide programing, advocacy, and consultation.

Visit for a monthly list of programs.  

International Students and Scholars Services


  •   University Resource, On-campus, Downtown Morgantown
  •   304-293-7511

International Students and Scholars (ISSS) is here to strengthen, enrich and advocate for international education and cultural exchange by anticipating and responding to the specific needs and concerns of the international community. Assists with admissions, visas, student account concerns, advocacy, etc. Visit  for an in-depth review of the numerous programs offered to International students.

Center for Black Culture and Research


  •   University Resource, Off-campus, Downtown Morgantown
  •   304-293-7029

The CBC&R will contribute to your personal growth and development by being there for you during the adjustment into University life. Students are the greatest asset to the Center and will do everything possible to help you reach your full potential as individual members of the academic community. Support to students, programming (varies by month/semester), STARS (a five-week program that helps students build a solid academic foundation, develop cultural self-awareness, and enhance their leadership potential), and Gospel Choir. Visit the website for a more in-depth review of these programs and more.

The Mountaineer Hub

International Student Scholarships 

  •   University Resource, On-campus, Evansdale Morgantown
  •   304-293-1988

These are scholarships that are tailored specifically to International students at WVU. There are three levels of scholarships options: level one offers $7,000 for the Morgantown Campus,  level two offers $6,000 for the Morgantown Campus, and level three offers $5,000 for the Morgantown Campus. To determine eligibility you can visit the Net Price Calculator offered by WVU at .  For consideration, students must be admitted to the Morgantown campus by the deadlines listed for each scholarship. Please review all deadlines carefully.

International Students and Scholars Services 1

Emergency Funding

  •   University Resource, On-campus, Downtown Morgantown
  •   304-293-7511

This Emergency Fund is reserved for currently enrolled students who experience a true emergency causing a financial hardship such as money needed for unplanned trips home due to a death or illness of a family member, replacement clothing or books due to a fire or other disaster, medical emergencies or other unforeseen but urgent situations.

International Students and Scholars Services 2

International Homestart Closet

  •   University Resource, On-campus, Morgantown
  •   304-293-3519

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. During the Fall and Spring Semesters the International Home Start Closet will be open on Mondays from 1:00pm-3:00pm and Thursdays from 9:00am-12:00pm at the address listed above; otherwise the IHSC will be open by appointment only.  You can request assistance from the HomeStart Closet by filing out this application.

Mon County Division Of Motor Vehicles (DMV)

Driver’s Licenses 

  •   Public Resource, Off-campus, Morgantown
  •   304-558-3900

You have the choice between a Not For Federal Use driver’s license or ID card, or a REAL ID/For Federal Use card that contains a gold star, indicating that the card meets full federal requirements for future use at airports and other designated federal facilities and uses nationwide. Details of how Federal Government will implement this requirement have not been released. Applicants applying for, renewing, or obtaining a duplicate driver’s license or ID card are required to provide specific documents. The documents you need to bring to the DMV depends on what type of card you choose. Due to processing and shipping costs, an additional $10.00 fee is required to obtain a FOR REAL ID/For Federal Use card.

Legal Resources

Student Legal Services

Housed in the Campus and Community Life Department

  •   University Resource, On-campus, Downtown Morgantown
  •   304-293-4897

Student Legal Services provides legal guidance and assistance to students in my different situations. They will provide services for civil cases (not complex), family court, small claims (landlords/rental properties not associated with University housing, etc.), and legal name change. They cannot assist with cases involving other University community members or the University itself. For criminal and felony proceedings, Student Legal Services can provide guidance to the correct resources but will not provide legal services, so contact Gail Lipscomb and she can attempt to make the most appropriate referral for your case.

Legal Aid of West Virginia

Housing Laws/RightS

  •   Public Resource, Off-campus, Downtown Morgantown
  •   1-866-255-4370

LAW provides support and legal services to ensure such as low-income families, seniors, victims of domestic violence, and individuals with disabilities are given equal housing rights and access to education regarding those rights. To apply for assistance, legal aid, or an appointment to discuss either of those things, call them during the listed hours.  


West Virginia University Clinical Law

  •   University and Public Resource, On-campus
  •    304-293-5301

ŸThe WVU Law Clinic provides law students who give pro bono (free) law services to individuals within the university and community who are in need of legal counsel. Anyone can request their services, but they focus mainly on under served populations such as immigrants, LGBTQ+ individuals, families, and others. With any questions call the number above, but to directly request assistance contact Lori Mobley at 304-293-7249 or



Veterans Affairs Monongalia County Community Based Outpatient Clinic

  •   Public Resource, Off-campus, Morgantown
  •   304-291-4303

 The VA Monongalia County Community Based Outpatient Clinic is a center offering a range of social and psychological counseling services to the veterans and their families in the Morgantown area.



Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center

  •   Public Resource, Off-campus, Clarksburg
  •   304-623-3461

Comprehensive Medical Center ŸŸ 

The Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center is a comprehensive medical center for veterans that offers the following services: emergency care, urgent care, primary care, mental health care, women’s health, audiology, cardiology, dermatology, gastroenterology, gynecology, ophthalmology, optometry, orthopedics, urology, specialty care, and dental services. Follow the link above to see approximate wait times for new patients for each service.



Morgantown Vet Center

  •   Public Resource, Off-campus, Morgantown
  •    304-291-4251

Support services to veterans Ÿ  Ÿ  Ÿ  Ÿ Ÿ   


The Morgantown Veteran center provides individual, group, family, military sexual trauma, and bereavement counseling to combat veterans in the effort to make a satisfying from military to civilian life.  Service include individual and group counseling, marital and family counseling for treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or help any with any other military related issue that affects functioning within the family, work, school or other areas of everyday life.  Other services include outreach, education, medical referral, homeless veteran services, employment, VA benefits referral, and the brokering of non-VA services.



Operation Welcome Home

  •   Public Resource, Off-campus, Morgantown
  •   304-816-4854

Employment Opportunities for Veterans Ÿ

Operation Welcome Home is a non-profit job placement organization dedicated to helping veterans and their families overcome barriers to employment and providing them with the knowledge and resources needed to secure a fulfilling position in the civilian workforce. They provide job placement, resume services, employment search, linkage to existing services, and recreational opportunities. They also provide a common meeting place at Mylan Park for veterans to congregate, share what’s on their mind, form bonds and simply relax with other veterans who understand their trials and triumphs. 

Center for Veteran, Military and Family Programs

  •   University Resource, On-campus
  •   304-293-8825
The Center for Veteran, Military and Family Programs (CVMF) at WVU assists in providing academic, personal and professional support for all military connected students in a safe and welcoming environment.  The center is open to all veterans, armed forces personnel and dependents of current and former military service members.