Campus programs and services

Athletics

The Athletic Department sponsors both intercollegiate and intramural athletics for its students. Men and women may compete in such sports as basketball, volleyball, softball, baseball, cross country, swimming, and wrestling.  West Virginia University Institute of Technology is a proud member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Division 1 (NAIA), River States Conference, and the Appalachian Athletic Conference (AAC).

Contact: 
503 S. Kanawha St.
304-929-1500
goldenbearathletics.com 

University Police

The University Police is a community-oriented department committed to providing a safe environment in pursuit of WVU Tech’s educational activities through problem solving, proactive policing, enforcement of state and local laws, and a high level of preparedness for our community.

Officers are armed, uniformed and vested with law enforcement authority both on campus and in the City of Beckley, WV. Our training, as with other agencies in the state begins with 16 weeks at the WV State Police Academy followed by yearly training exceeding state requirements.

We offer an ever-expanding number of programs for the protection of our students and their property as well as education and information to assist them during and beyond the college experience. The divisions of Student Life work closely together in the identification of both positive and problem areas to provide the best in customer service.

Please view the Safety Resources page to view the Annual Clery Report.

Contact:
Non-emergency calls: 304-929-2667 (COPS) or 304-575-8998
Emergency calls: 304-929-2667 (COPS), 304-575-8998 or 911
police.wvutech.edu 

Career Services and Cooperative Education/Internship Programs

The Career Services and Cooperative Education office provides students with career development and employment services to meet their educational and professional goals.
  • Job Search Assistance – Resume and cover letter reviews, mock interviewing, and assistance with identifying potential employers.
  • Handshake - Online career management system provides employment and internship/co-op opportunities, career development workshops, career fairs, resume distribution, and networking. Students should login using their MIX username and password.
  • Career Coaching and Advising - One-on-one help with choosing the right career and the right academic major. Career services also provides access to a free Major and Career Pathway Assessment.
  • Career and Job Fairs - Career Services hosts multiple events throughout the academic year to connect students to employment opportunities.
  • Graduate and Professional School information - Assistance in selecting a graduate school, writing personal statements.
  • On campus recruitment opportunities for full-time, internships, and part-time positions.
Cooperative Education/Internship
The cooperative education (co-op) and internship program provides an opportunity for students to apply what they learn in the classroom to career-related experiences and employment.
  • Explore career opportunities
  • Enrich their classroom learning through real-world experience
  • Accumulate actual career-related work experience
  • Enhance their marketability after graduation
  • Establish valuable professional contacts
  • Improve their communication and interpersonal skills
Students who elect cooperative education (co-op) program alternate longer periods of full-time study with periods of full-time paid employment. Students who elect the internship program gain the same valuable paid work experience but for shorter periods of time.

Contact: 
505 S. Kanawha St.
304-929-1232
techcareerservices@mail.wvu.edu
careerservices.wvutech.edu  

Dean of Students

The Dean of Students is responsible for the administration of programs and services dedicated to student out-of-classroom learning and growth including the Office of Student Programming and Organizations, Housing, Student Government Association, Dining Services, Campus Police, Student Success Programs, Student Health, Counseling Services, Career Services and Cooperative Education, Student Support Services, Upward Bound, and Accessibility Services. Dean of Students staff are committed to assisting students resolve any issues that may interfere with their ability to be successful at WVU Tech.

Contact:
505 S. Kanawha St.
304-929-1232

Dining Services

WVU Tech Dining Services in partnership is Sodexo provides a variety of culinary options in an inviting and lively environment in the Bears’ Den and the Tech Spot. Dining Services provides high-quality customer service, uses the finest products, and operates two dining venues on campus to meet the demands of busy WVU Tech students. Students living in WVU Tech operated residence halls are required to enroll in a resident student dining plan as an integral part of the on-campus living experience. Details about dining options, meal plan requirements, and more services may be accessed online.

The Bear’s Den, located on the ground floor of the Robert C. Byrd Learning Resource Center, is a buffet style dining facility. Hours of operations include:  Monday thru Friday 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM; Saturday & Sunday, Brunch 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM.  Dinner, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Contact:
304-929-1226
dining.wvutech.edu

Student Health Services

The Student Health Clinic is conveniently located in the Life Sciences Building, Suite 108 and is open to all students for walk-in and by-appointment visits. From acute visits to allergy shots and immunizations, doctor referrals, sports physicals and checkups, the clinic offers a full range of essential medical services to keep students healthy and productive. The WVU Tech Student Health Clinic is an authorized Family Planning site, offering various options of contraception. STED testing is offered confidentially and free at the clinic. All clinic visits are free of charge. Students with chronic health issues should schedule an initial visit so the clinic may establish a treatment plan for emergency situations.

Appointments are encouraged, but walk-ins will be seen as the schedule allows.  Hours of operation are Monday/Tuesday: 9:00 am to Noon; Wednesday: 9:00 am to Noon and 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm; Thursday: Closed; Friday: 9:00 am to Noon.

Students must present a valid student ID in order to receive services. 

Contact:
304-929-1241
students.wvutech.edu/health-wellness/student-health-clinic

Counseling Services

A student’s time at WVU Tech may be filled with transitions, self - exploration and change. Whether a full - or part - time residential or commuter student, WVU Tech wants to help students complete their education. Services and programs are designed to support students through these experiences, help students succeed in college and guide them toward a more fulfilling life. Services are provided in an atmosphere that is welcoming, comfortable, confidential, and multiculturally sensitive for all students, faculty and staff. All services are free of charge to current students.  

Appointments are required, but crisis management is available. Tele-psychiatric services are also offered in office, through WVU’s Carruth Center, as an option for students that required medication management or psychiatric care. Emergency services are available by calling the office after hours where you will be connected to an on-call counselor.

Contact:
505 S. Kanawha St.
304-929-1237
Tech-counseling@mail.wvu.edu
students.wvutech.edu/health-wellness/counseling

Identification Cards/Parking permits

IDs may be purchased at the One Stop Shop in the Benedum Center.

Student Identification Cards (IDs) are distributed to all new students during the registration period of each semester. Any student who loses their ID Card should report the loss immediately to the One Stop Shop. A replacement fee of $20.00 will be charged for any replacement ID.

Parking is available by permit only. Permits may be purchased online at transportation.wvu.edu or at the One Stop Shop.

Contact:
Benedum Center 110
304-929-0333
studentaccounts.wvutech.edu

Student Success Center

Opened in April 2013, the Student Success Center (SSC), located in the Robert C. Byrd Learning Center, is a powerful tool in every WVU Tech student’s academic success toolbox. The SSC provides academic advising for first-year students and free peer tutoring and skill building workshops for all WVU Tech students. Among the most popular destinations on campus, the SSC proudly hosted more than 12,000 student visits during its first year of operation.

The Student Success Center at WVU Tech is dedicated to providing programs and advice to students from orientation to graduation.

Contact:
Robert C. Byrd Learning Resource Center, Library
304-929-0346
studentsuccesscenter.wvutech.edu 

TRIO Student Support Services

TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) is a federally funded program through the United States Department of Education. It is designed to assist over 200 eligible WVU Tech students on their path toward degree completion. Services provided include but are not limited to academic, career, financial aid and graduate school advising as well as professional, peer and online tutoring, peer mentoring, sessions covering time management, study skills, and more, computer lab with free printing, career opportunities, graduate school visits and cultural activities. Services are provided free of charge to those who qualify.

Eligibility requirements for SSS include:
  • U.S. citizenship
  • Enrolled full time at WVU Tech
And one or more of the following:
  • First generation college student (neither parent received a four year degree)
  • Pell eligibility
  • Verification of a documented disability through the West Virginia University Office of Accessibility Services.
Students can apply at any time during their undergraduate career at Tech, regardless of the semester. Participation in the program is on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information about the services and operations of the SSS program please visit the program in 130 Benedum Center or contact the program at 304.929.1293 or Tech-SSS@mail.wvu.edu.

Contact:
Benedum Center 130
304-929-1293
triosss.wvutech.edu

Diversity Programs

WVU Tech Diversity Programs host monthly activities for faculty, staff and students promoting equality, equity and inclusion.  Information on upcoming events can be found on the Diversity Programs website, diversity.wvutech.edu.  If you would like to learn more about opportunities on campus, contact Diversity Program at TechDiversity@mail.wvu.edu.

Library

The library provides volumes, electronic resources, and study spaces. The Beckley Campus Library is located on the 2nd floor of the Learning Resource Center (LRC), at 512 South Kanawha Street.

Contact:
304-929-0340
lib.wvu.edu/beckley 

Bookstore

The bookstore at WVU Tech is managed by Barnes & Noble, Inc. This affiliation enables Tech to offer both new and used print textbooks, the eTextbook option, textbook rentals, and a wide variety of merchandise. The bookstore is located on the library level of the Learning Resource Center and is open on business days year-round. For more information about the WVU Tech Bookstore call 304.929.1360. You can access the online bookstore at wvutech.bncollege.com.

Office of Student Programming and Organizations

WVU Tech strives to provide students with a memorable college experience through healthy and supportive social, recreational, and educational programs.

The Office of Student Programming and Organizations oversees student meeting and activity spaces located in The B.E.A.R. (Benedum Events and Activities Rooms), student organizations, student organization storage, campus programming/activities, and intramurals. Student organizations include a variety of opportunities for students to become engaged in campus life. 

Organizations include: academic, advocacy, business and social sciences, engineering and sciences, faith based, and social/special interest. Active membership in student organizations affords opportunities to expand friendships, develop professional networks, pursue personal interests and hobbies, and cultivate talents as leaders and project managers. If a student is interested in a topic that is not represented in a club, there is a quick and easy process to start one. Details about programs and services are posted at students.wvutech.edu or 304-929-1310.

Student Organizations

WVU Tech extends recognition to a wide variety of student organizations; permitting students to join together to pursue common interests. Organizations on the Tech campus include academic, advocacy, business and social sciences, engineering and sciences, faith based, and social/special interest. For a list of organizations, please visit the Student Life website at students.wvutech.edu or contact the Office of Student Programming and Organizations at 304.929.1310 located in the B.E.A.R in the Benedum Center.

Contact:
Benedum Center G10B
304-929-1310
students.wvutech.edu/student-organizations

Service and Learning

WVU Tech Service and Learning works to build a campus and community that supports meaningful service that creates active citizenship and engaged students. Service and Learning coordinates major service events on campus such as Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, New Student Orientation Service Projects, WVU Tech Service Week, and more. Students, faculty/staff, and community partners have access to iServe, volunteer management program, to log service hours and make connects to community partners.

Contact: 
505 S. Kanawha St. 
304-929-1247 
techservice@mail.wvu.edu
students.wvutech.edu/service-learning

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