The WVU Law faculty understands that true institutional diversity requires multidimensional strategic diversity leadership where DEI informs and influences everything WVU Law does or does not do. Moreover, true institutional DEI requires buy-in, coordination, and cooperation from the entire WVU Law community.
WVU Law will always strive to further all four DEI goals. Resource and time constraints, however, are unavoidable realities. Given that WVU Law above all is defined by its people, the first goal should take priority if not all goals can be pursued with equal vigor.
These four DEI goals can only be achieved through concrete actions. Consequently, after each DEI goal below are listed concrete steps unanimously recommended by a WVU Law DEI Committee of students, staff, and faculty. Some of these steps have already been implemented, but they are listed because this Plan is intended to incorporate best practices that transcend any particular regime or time period. Although these recommended next-action steps remain aspirational, the WVU Law faculty shall seriously consider these recommendations before taking other steps to further these four DEI goals.