Historically Black Colleges and Universities

HBCU Greek Organizations Carry On The Tradition Of Stepping During WVSU’s Annual Homecoming Step Show

Inside the Appalachian mountains of Institute, West Virginia lies one of the nation's leading public institutions of higher education for African Americans. In 1891, West Virginia State University (WVSU) was founded, and it is full of rich history and cultural traditions. One of the school's biggest traditions each year is Homecoming. The annual week-long celebration is filled with on- and off-campus activities. The step show is always a crowd favorite.

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Us & Them: HBCUs Surround Students With Black Excellence While Aiming For A Global Experience

What defines a historically Black college or university? Is it all about the student demographics, or is it something else? In an era of intense competition for student enrollment, many of America’s HBCUs are working to adapt and diversify. Are West Virginia’s two HBCUs coming along on that journey?

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Storer College Celebrates 150-Year Legacy

This year marks 150 years since Storer College was established in Harpers Ferry. The school came out of the Civil War first as a place to teach former…

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March 17, 1891: State Legislature Establishes the West Virginia Colored Institute

On March 17, 1891, the West Virginia Legislature established the West Virginia Colored Institute eight miles west of Charleston. It was one of the…

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