Our goal is for Marshall University to be a place free from all forms of discrimination and disrespect, a place where all people feel welcome, and all opinions are respected. We strive to create an environment providing progressive learning experiences necessary to assist our students in the acquisition of skills, knowledge, and practices to successfully live, work and contribute to the well-being of others in a global society. We do so by creating student engagement initiatives, progressive and experiential educational programs, and highly individualized advising. We strive to create a diverse university of respect, learning, inclusion and engagement.

Our services & resources
Center for African American Students

The Center for African American Students (CAAS) of Marshall University, recognizes the need for a united front, to innovate relationships, opportunities, and experiences among minority students. It is our desire to inspire, uplift and transform the mindsets, lifestyles and goals of our students, faculty, staff and the community at large.

International Student Services

The Office of International Student Services serves students, scholars and faculty at Marshall through immigration services and advising.

LGBTQ+ Resources

The LGBTQ+ Office at Marshall University provides information and support for all orientations and gender identities.

Society of Black Scholars

The governing spirit of the Marshall University Society of Black Scholars is to help students strive toward success, both academically and in character. The Society is only intended for students who aspire to the acquisition of critical behaviors, attributes, and practices necessary for strong academic performance, preparation for professional leadership, maturity, and service to others in a global society.

Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation

The Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) is a program funded by a National Science Foundation Grant. Its purpose is to increase Underrepresented Minority (URM) STEM enrollment and graduation rates for majors pertaining to degrees in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields.

Women’s & Gender Center

The Women’s & Gender Center builds community and celebrates intersectional identities through educational programming, leadership development, resource connections and advocacy support for issues related to gender, feminism and social justice.

Meet Our Team

Shaunte Polk, Director of Intercultural Affairs
East Hall 233