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WKU offices in Bowling Green will open at 10 a.m. Friday. Classes Friday remain canceled and campuses in Glasgow, Owensboro and Elizabethtown/Ft. Knox remain closed Friday. Saturday classes in Bowling Green will proceed as scheduled. Here is a link to the University’s attendance policy during adverse weather conditions. Use caution and watch for slick spots on roads and walks. 

Residence Halls remain open until noon Saturday. Bemis & Barnes have space for those who need to stay longer. Visit WKU Housing & Residence Life for more information.

The high school regional basketball tournament games scheduled for Wednesday night were canceled. Games will be rescheduled for Friday/Saturday. Follow WKU News for the latest updates. #WKUAlert

Student Ombuds Officer

Student Ombuds Officer


This position, the responsibilities of which may be shared amongst multiple individuals, is appointed by the Provost and serves as an information source and point of communication for students who believe they may have a personal grievance regarding an alleged violation, misinterpretation or improper application of University policies and procedures, or alleged improper treatment.

Serving as a designated neutral, the Ombuds Officer is neither an advocate for any individual nor for the University; rather, the Ombuds Officer is available to offer an objective perspective on the issues/matters of concern.

The Ombuds Officer's role does not replace existing University policies for academic complaints or conflict/grievance resolution:

  • The Ombuds Officer is not designated as, and shall not serve as, an official authorized to receive official notice of any kind on behalf of the University;
  • Communication with the Ombuds Officer does not roll or extend applicable time periods or deadlines established by other university policies and procedures.

Students are free to utilize or not to utilize the Ombuds Officer in addressing any issues or concerns. The Ombuds Officer is independent from existing administrative structures and for the purpose of these duties shall have direct communication as needed with the Provost.

  • Provides impartial and confidential consultation to students who have a concern related to a personal grievance regarding an alleged violation, misinterpretation or improper application of University policies and procedures, or alleged improper treatment.
  • Explains University policies and procedures as they apply in particular academic situations.
  • Works to resolve problems for which no clear procedure exists, and seeks alternative means to achieve equitable solutions.
  • With inquirer's permission, may consult involved parties to clarify and analyze issues, focus discussions, and offer possible resolution alternatives.
  • Refers inquirers to supervisors and/or appropriate University officials who are able to address the matters of concern.
  • Maintains the highest levels of professionalism, confidentiality, integrity, and sound judgment, treating all individuals with dignity and respect.

For assistance please call (270) 745-6169.

Student Academic Complaint Procedure

Statewide General Education Transfer Appeals Process

 Brian Meredith

Dr. Brian Meredith

Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management

Phone:  (270) 745-6169



Sylvia Gaiko

Dr. Sylvia Gaiko

Associate Vice President for Planning
and Program Development

Phone:  (270) 745-6169


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