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Additional benefits of working at West Virginia State University. 
Employees who have three or more years of qualifying service receive annual increment pay in recognition of the value of their past and present service. The annual increment amount is $60 for each full year of qualifying service and is paid in July of each year. For example, an employee who has completed 12 full years of service would receive an additional $720 (from which normal State and federal deductions are made). 
West Virginia State University has a Cafeteria and two fast food restaurants, which are operated by a vendor and are located on the first floor of the Wilson Union Complex.
West Virginia State University recognizes the importance of supporting faculty and staff as they balance career, personal and family life. As part of its total rewards package, the university provides paid and unpaid leaves to support employees. For more information, please click here

If you are in an emergency or are considering suicide, call 911 immediately or go to your nearest Emergency Department.

Call the crisis hotline: 1-800-SUICIDE / 1-800-784-2433 or call 1-800-273-TALK / 1-800-273-8255

  • Clarksburg area: 1-800-SUMMIT-0
  • Franklin area: 1-800-545-HELP
  • Huntington area: 1-800-642-3434
  • Morgantown: 1-800-232-0020

Help for domestic violence: WV Rape and Domestic Violence Information Center (RDVIC)

  • Call RDVIC’s 24 hour hotline: 304-293-5100

Help for addiction or abuse of prescription drugs: WV Prescription Drug Abuse Quitline

  • Call the Quitline: 1-866-WV-QUITT

For additional information, please visit the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources' Bureau for Behavioral Health webpage.
A limited amount of transitional housing is available to faculty and staff personnel. Guidelines governing their assignment are available in the office of the Vice President for Business and Finance. The primary purpose of the housing, however, is to assist new faculty and staff attempting to get "started" in our community.
The University Union Fitness Center is a facility designed for students, faculty, and staff;
providing quality opportunity for exercise. The facility is located on the lower level of the
Wilson University Union. The fitness center offers a variety of equipment. A WVSU ID card
is required for admittance.

All currently enrolled students are welcome to use the Fitness Center. A Waiver, Release
of Liability and Consent to Medical Attention must be signed before first use.

Hours of Operation
During academic semesters
M-F, 7:00am – 9:00pm
Sat & Sun, 10:00am – 8:00pm

During breaks
M-F, 7:00am – 7:00pm
Sat & Sun, CLOSED

The Fitness Center is closed the week of Thanksgiving and approximately two weeks
during the holidays in the month of December. You may reach the Fitness Center by calling
(304) 766-3174.
Certain cultural and educational entertainment programs are available to employees when showing their current WVSU Identification Card. There are times when WVSU employees enjoy a reduced admission fee to certain athletic events and/or other activities.
West Virginia Public Employees Credit Union
The State Credit Union is a West Virginia member owned, not-for-profit, financial
organization whose membership share the following common bond:
  • Employees or Retired Employees of the State
  • Employees of Political Subdivisions (County & City Employees) of the PERS or PEIA
  • Employees of County Boards of Education
  • Students Enrolled in State Supported Colleges and Universities and their parents
  • Employees of the State Credit Union
  • Immediate Family Members of Members
The purpose of the State Credit Union is to promote savings among its members and to provide low cost loans and services to its membership. Visit their website to get started: www.wvpecu.org
The West Virginia State Library contains a significant number of volumes and periodicals for your utilization. Proper identification is required in order to check materials out of the library. WVSU employees may check out library materials for an unspecified amount of time. No fines are accrued for WVSU employees. If a WVSU employee needs a book or article that the WVSU library doesn’t have, the material can be requested using the free interlibrary loan service. Simply fill out an online submission located at this URL-http://library.wvstateu.edu/illloan2011.html. The employee will then be notified when the requested material is received. Periodicals cannot be checked out.
Over 60 desktop computers are available providing internet access, printing and scanning capabilities. Copying is also available. Printing/copying in black and white is 10 cents per page while printing/copying in color is 50 cents per page.
Regular library hours are listed below and are subject to change for holidays, semester breaks and summer hours. Please check the following URL for the most up to date information http://library.wvstateu.edu/index.html
"Yellow Jackets on the Move" offers free Yoga and Meditation Classes! Yoga is offered every Tuesday and Thursday from 12:30 pm to 1:15 pm in the 2nd Floor Dance Studio, Fleming Hall. Meditation is offered every Wednesday from 3:30 pm to 4:00 pm in 111 Sullivan Hall, East!

"Yellow Jackets on the Move" also offers Zumba class every Wednesday at 6:15 pm in 134 University Union. Zumba is free for Students and $5 for Faculty and Staff. All fitness levels are welcomed!
Employees of West Virginia State University may qualify for participation in the federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.  Under this program, full-time employees can apply for forgiveness from certain types of student loans – possibly reducing or eliminating your debt.  For additional information and forms, access the loan forgiveness website at https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/public-service. Please contact your loan servicer to determine your eligibility under this program. Once you have your paperwork completed, please forward the documents for employment verification to the WVSU Department of Human Resources.

You can also view this federal student aid document (PDF) for more information.
There are recreational facilities in the Wilson University Union. As the Campus
Master Plan continues to evolve, more seating areas as well as outdoor recreational
opportunities will be announced.
College Savings Plan is a qualified tuition program sponsored by the state of WV. Payroll deduction is available. For information call 1-877-574-3542 or visit www.smart529.com or www.wvtreasury.com

Employee Tuition Waiver

Employee Tuition Waivers (TW) are available to employees that hold a permanent, benefits-eligible (0.53 FTE and above) position. The employee must have completed at least six months of service prior to the beginning of the semester for which the waiver is requested.

Eligible employees are allowed to receive a total of 3 credit hours per semester.

Please click here to access to the Employee Tuition Waiver Application. To read the complete policy, please click here.

Employee Dependent Tuition Waiver

Employee Dependent Tuition Waivers (TW) are available to employees that hold a permanent, benefits-eligible (0.53 FTE and above) position. The employee must have completed at least six months of service prior to the beginning of the semester for which the waiver is requested.

WVSU will waive $1,500 of tuition per semester for eligible dependents of full-time employees. Students who are eligible may receive this waiver for 8 total semesters or until completion of their first bachelor's degree at WVSU. Students who receive the waiver must maintain a 2.0 or greater GPA and successfully complete at least 67 percent of attempted coursework to continue to receive the waiver.

Please click here to access to the Employee Dependent Tuition Waiver Application. To read the complete policy, please click here.

Benefits Office

Phone:                        304-766-3152
Fax:                             304-766-4261
Campus Address:    110 Cole Complex
Hours:                        Monday - Friday
                                     8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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