Relating to nondiscrimination at institutions of higher education
The purpose of this bill is to prevent discrimination at institutions of higher education at West Virginia post-secondary institutions.
No diversity statement shall ever be required or solicited as part of an admissions process, employment application process, hiring process, contract renewal process, or promotion process; or as a condition of participation in any administrative or decision-making function of any public institution of higher education.
No public institution of higher education shall give preferential consideration to an applicant, student, staff member, or faculty member due to any opinion expressed or action taken in support of another individual or a group of individuals on the basis of race, sex, color, ethnicity, gender identity, or sexual orientation.
It is the policy of the state that the administrations of public institutions of higher education, and their administrative units, be officially neutral with regard to widely contested opinions in the state regarding [...] allyship, transgender ideology, [...] social justice, intersectionality, neo-pronouns, heteronormativity, gender theory, [...] and any related formulation of these concepts.
2024 Regular Session
|To House Education
|Introduced in House
|Filed for introduction