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Greetings from the Dean of Students

Welcome! All of us in the Division of Student Life are delighted that you have chosen WVU Tech as your college home. You will find the campus to be small enough that you will be recognized by name and big enough that you will receive a true university experience. You will have many rewarding experiences and build lifelong friendships during your time at Tech.

The Division of Student Life is responsible for many programs designed to make your college experience successful. The departments within Student Life include the Dean of Students Office, Campus Life (Housing and Student Activities), Student Government Association, Dining Services, Campus Police, Student Success Programs, Student Health, Career Services and Cooperative Education, Student Support Services, Upward Bound, and Accessibility Services. Each department is dedicated to helping you succeed. We are here to serve you. I strongly encourage you to take advantage of our many services.

It is well-proven that engaging in the full range of activities of a college campus increases students’ chances of graduating. There is much to learn outside the classroom, and we are here to provide you those learning opportunities so you may benefit fully from your education at Tech. 

My office is located in the Student Life House at 505 S. Kanawha Street, and I can be reached by telephone at 304-929-1232 and via email at  If there is ever anything I or another member of the Student Life team can do to assist you in any way, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Welcome once again to WVU Tech. We look forward to having you as a part of our family.

We care about your success and look forward to serving you throughout the year.


Emily Sands 
Dean of Students

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