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Western Kentucky University

The Office of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)

"No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance." – Title IX of the Educational Amendment of 1972
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The mission of the Western Kentucky University Office of Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action / University ADA Services (EEO) is to promote, sustain, and advance an environment that supports principles of equity, diversity, inclusion, and community. Diversity, equity, accessibility, and tolerance encompass the core values of the EEO. We incorporate these values through a proactive stance in assisting the University with the interpretation, understanding, and application of federal and state laws and regulations that impose special obligations in the areas of equal opportunity and affirmative action. Our mission is supported by our commitment to continuously develop, implement, evaluate, and revise (as necessary) action-oriented programs aimed at promoting and valuing diversity in the University's faculty, staff, and student body.

Statement of Nondiscrimination

Western Kentucky University (WKU) does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, religion, veteran status, or marital status in admission to career and technical education programs and/or activities, or employment practices in accordance with Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Revised 1992, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
Persons with disabilities, who need reasonable accommodations to participate in the application and/or selection process, should notify the office of Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action/University ADA Services (EEO) at (270) 745- 5121, a minimum of five working days in advance.
Information concerning career and technical educational programs offered by WKU are provided at:
Western Kentucky University is required by law and University policy to investigate good faith complaints of sexual misconduct/assault. The responsibility to investigate and ensure a fair, effective, and comprehensive response to complaints has been charged to the Title IX Coordinator, located in the Office of the General Counsel (phone: 270-745-5398). For questions concerning WKU's non-discrimination policy, to express a complaint, and/or to request an accommodation please contact Mr. Joshua Hayes, Director and Title IX Deputy/Investigator, Equal Employment Opportunity/ Affirmative Action/ University ADA Services, via email at or by phone at (270) 745-5121.

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