VWU was the first university within the Hampton Roads region to add gender identity and expression to our anti-discrimination policy. VWU is firmly committed to providing an environment that allows all members of the Marlin community to achieve their full academic potential in a welcoming and inclusive environment.
Virginia Wesleyan University admits students of any race, religion, color, creed, gender, national and ethnic origin, age, marital status, covered veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, or any other legally protected status to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the University. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, creed, gender, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, covered veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, or any other legally protected status in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other University-administered programs.
The institution encourages members of the Marlin Community to self-identify as a member of any of the classes listed above so that the institution can take appropriate steps to ensure that they do not suffer discrimination. If someone opts to not self-disclose, they will not be placed at any disadvantage with respect to any University benefit or practice.
Students are encouraged to fill out the Preferred Name and Pronoun Form so that the Chief Diversity Officer can share your preferred name and/or your pronouns with faculty prior to classes starting.