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West Virginia State University

Motto A Living Laboratory of Human Relations
Established 1891
Type Public
President Hazo W. Carter, Jr., Ed.D.
Students 3344
Location Flag of the United States Institute, West Virginia, USA
Campus Suburban
Colors Black and Gold
Mascot Yellow Jackets
Website www.wvstateu.edu

West Virginia State University is a historically black (though now over 90 percent white) public college in Institute, West Virginia, an unincorporated suburb of Charleston, West Virginia. In the Charleston-metro area, the school is usually referred to simply as "State" or "Dunbar University." For other uses, see Motto (disambiguation). ... The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... Year 1891 (MDCCCXCI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Public is of or pertaining to the people; belonging to the people; relating to, or affecting, a nation, state, or community; opposed to private; as, the public treasury, a road or lake. ... University President is the title of the highest ranking officer within a university, within university systems that prefer that appellation over other variations such as Chancellor or rector. ... Alternate uses: Student (disambiguation) Etymologically derived through Middle English from the Latin second-type conjugation verb stŭdērĕ, which means to study, a student is one who studies. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... An institute is a permanent organizational body created for a certain purpose. ... Official language(s) English Capital Charleston Largest city Charleston Largest metro area Charleston metro area Area  Ranked 41st  - Total 24,244 sq mi (62,809 km²)  - Width 130 miles (210 km)  - Length 240 miles (385 km)  - % water 0. ... Illustration of the backyards of a surburban neighbourhood Suburbs are inhabited districts located either on the outer rim of a city or outside the official limits of a city (the term varies from country to country), or the outer elements of a conurbation. ... School colors are the colors chosen by a school to represent it on uniforms and other items of identification. ... Black and Gold (also known as Gelasma) is a Cornish folk song written by Will Coleman[1]. Black and Gold are the Cornish colours, and can be found on the banner and coat of arms of the Duchy of Cornwall. ... Millie, once mascot of the City of Brampton, is now the Brampton Arts Councils representative. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos or other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... In the United States, Historically black colleges and universities (HBCU) are colleges or universities that were established before 1964 with the intention of serving the African American community. ... Institute is an unincorporated community on the Kanawha River in Kanawha County, West Virginia, USA. The community lies off of Interstate 64 and West Virginia State Route 25. ... Nickname: Home of Hospitality, The most northern city of the South and the most southern city of the North, Chemicalville, The Capitol City C-Town Location of Charleston in West Virginia. ...


The school was established as the West Virginia Colored Institute in 1891 under the second Morrill Act which provided for land-grant institutions for black students in the 17 states that had segregated schools. Year 1891 (MDCCCXCI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... The Morrill Land-Grant Acts are pieces of US legislation which allowed for the creation of land-grant colleges, which would be funded by the grant of federally-controlled land to each of the states which had stayed with the United States during the American Civil War. ... Land-grant universities (also called land-grant colleges or land grant institutions) are institutions of higher education in the United States which have been designated by Congress to receive the benefits of the Morrill Acts of 1862 and 1890. ... An African American (also Afro-American, Black American, or simply black) is a member of an ethnic group in the United States whose ancestors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to Africa. ...


From 1891 through 1915 the school provided the equivalent of a high school education, along with vocational training and teacher preparation for the state's then segregated system of public schools. In 1915 the school was renamed as the West Virginia Collegiate Institute and began to also offer college degrees. It was renamed West Virginia State College in 1929. Year 1915 (MCMXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday[1] of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Year 1929 (MCMXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In 1954 the school began a rapid transition following the Brown decision to desegregate public education. The school surrendered its land-grant status, the only college ever to do so, and was incorporated into the general system of public colleges in West Virginia. Within a decade of the Brown decision, the college transformed from an all-black college with a primarily residential population to a heavily commuter school with over 80 percent of its students being white. The school remains over 80 percent white and commuter today, and its student body is largely older and part-time. However, to this day, African Americans make up the vast majority of students residing on campus, and the university's administration has always been heavily African American, even after integration. Year 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Holding Segregation of students in public schools violates the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment, because separate facilities are inherently unequal. ... Official language(s) English Capital Charleston Largest city Charleston Largest metro area Charleston metro area Area  Ranked 41st  - Total 24,244 sq mi (62,809 km²)  - Width 130 miles (210 km)  - Length 240 miles (385 km)  - % water 0. ... An African American (also Afro-American, Black American, or simply black) is a member of an ethnic group in the United States whose ancestors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to Africa. ...


The school previously hosted a separate graduate institution that, after several name changes, became the West Virginia Graduate College. However, in the 1990s, the graduate college was absorbed by Marshall University, and eventually moved to its own facility in South Charleston. For the band, see 1990s (band). ... Marshall University is a public university based in Huntington, West Virginia. ... South Charleston is a city in Kanawha County, West Virginia, USA. The population was 13,390 at the 2000 census. ...


In 2001 the school's land-grant status was restored. As such, it is the smallest land grant college in the country. In 2003 the school's community college was separately accredited as the West Virginia State Community and Technical College. In 2004 the school was gained University status, and began to offer graduate degrees in Biotechnology and Media Studies. Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A community college is a type of educational institution. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


State's athletic teams, known as the Yellow Jackets, compete in NCAA Division II as a member of the West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often pronounced N-C-Double-A or N-C-Two-A ) is a voluntary association of about 1,200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletic programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... The West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WVIAC) is a college athletic conference which operates entirely within the U.S. state of West Virginia. ...


Media & Arts

  • The WVSU Campus Radio Station can be heard locally on 106.7 FM or streamed over the internet. The station has hosted live music and interviews with recording artists.
  • WVSU's campus newspaper, The Yellow Jacket is published and edited by students and can be picked up for free in every major building across the campus.

For other uses, see Music (disambiguation). ...

External links

  • Official site
  • Official athletics site

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