Notification of Rights:
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The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords students certain rights with respect to their education records, including:
Student Right-to-Know Act (DISCLOSURE STATEMENT)
In compliance with the federal Student Right-to-Know and Campus Security Act of 1990, the University’s graduation rate is to be made available, upon request, to potential and currently enrolled students. The Act requires public disclosure beginning July 1, 1993, of this information by institutions of higher education receiving federal financial assistance. Western Kentucky University’s graduation rate was calculated using definitions established by the U. S. Department of Education. This rate is based upon the number of beginning freshmen who entered Western Kentucky University as full-time degree-seeking students during the 2004 fall semester and who completed an associate degree or a baccalaureate degree within six years (through August, 2010). For this cohort of beginning students, the graduation rate is 42.43%.
Statement of Compliance
Western Kentucky University is committed to equal opportunity in its educational programs
and employment. It is an equal opportunity - affirmative action employer and does
not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation,
national origin, or disability. On request, the University will provide reasonable
accommodations, including auxiliary aids and services, necessary to afford an individual
with a disability an equal opportunity to participate in all services, programs, activities
Office of Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action/ University ADA Services
Office of Human Resources
Office of the President
Inquiries about alleged discrimination may also be made directly to the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, The Wanamaker Building, Suite 515, 100 Penn Square East, Philadelphia, PA 19107, (215) 656-8548; the Kentucky Commission on Human Rights, 832 Capital Plaza, 500 Metro Street, Frankfort, Kentucky, 60601, (502) 595-4024 or (800) 292-5566; or the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 600 Martin Luther King, Jr. Place, Suite 269, Louisville, Kentucky 40202, (502) 582-5851.