Welcome to WVU Graduate Programs – provides a variety of information for admitted students.
Most programs provide orientation
sessions for new graduate students either before classes start or during the
early part of the fall semester. Information is available from advisors and
The Graduate Academy offers workshops that can be useful to new students.
The Office of Graduate Education and Life offers occasional sessions on topics of interest to new students. Check here or in the calendar of events.
Required and Optional Training for New Graduate Students
Students should consult with their program directors to determine which of the following online or face-to-face training programs are required or recommended for them.
Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA)
Orientation Modules, which include:
- FERPA (Family Education Rights and Privacy Act)
- Academic Integrity and Dishonesty
- Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
- Helping Students Integrate School and Life
Pivot – system to identify research funding opportunities
Human Subject Research Training through the CITI (Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative) program
Animal Welfare Regulatory Training
Responsible Conduct of Research Education and Training
Conflict of Interest in Research Training through the CITI program
Title IX Training (information about training for Title IX,
Sexual Harassment, Harassment and Hostile Work Environment Prevention, SAFE
Crime Prevention Resources (information) and Community Training (videos plus Q&A) from the University