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Article 12: The Board and Student Relations

The Board encourages and supports the faculty in the development of educational and other programs within available resources, designed to secure the realization of the highest potential of every student.

It shall be the policy of the Board to provide equal educational opportunity to all qualified students from the State of West Virginia and, insofar as facilities, faculty, and accommodations permit, a reasonable number from other states and other countries. The Board of Governors is committed to the objectives of diversity and pluralism and to the principles of equal opportunity, non-discrimination, and affirmative action as reflected in various federal and state laws, orders and regulations, as well as in various University policies and regulations and will treat students and student organizations in a non-discriminatory manner in accordance with the law and its own internal policies and regulations.

It is the policy of the Board that the President shall maintain a program of reasonable process for the hearing and resolving of important, significant, and serious student complaints.

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