"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
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
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (270) 745-5121.