WVU is among only 6 percent of all universities that have earned the Carnegie Foundation’s Community Engagement Classification. With global initiatives like medical and engineering programs in Fiji and 4-H programs in Chile, the impact of WVU’s good will can be seen well beyond the state’s borders.
Improving rural health
Before graduation, all Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy students complete a rural rotation, providing care to patients across the state. Bonnie’s Bus, a mobile mammography service, has provided nearly 8,700 breast cancer screening mammograms throughout West Virginia.
Through June 30, 2017, alumni and friends contributed $1.125 billion to A State of Minds: The Campaign for West Virginia’s University.
WVU Extension educators and volunteers guide 1-in-5 (over 80,000) West Virginia youths in “learn by doing” 4-H projects and activities that build citizenship and career skills.