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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

WKU Office of Sustainability - Mission Statement

Guthrie Tower on Earth Day


It is the mission of the Office of Sustainability to promote a culture of sustainability at WKU, integrating principles of ecological integrity and social equity into academics, practices, and partnerships. Our goal is to ensure that WKU is an institution that provides innovative solutions to global challenges, prepares students as engaged and responsible citizens, and observes best practices in campus operations and services.


The functions of the Office of Sustainability include:

  • Manage internal and external communications about sustainability efforts and foster information sharing among campus and regional community members.
  • Engage university wide stakeholders to develop policy and to identify and implement best practices to institutionalize sustainability principles and goals.
  • Track and report progress with measurable indicators and communicate progress through production of an annual WKU Sustainability Report.
  • To encourage cross-campus collaboration and partnerships, bridging academics and operations using the campus as a living laboratory where ideas can be practically implemented.
  • Develop education and awareness outreach materials, programs and projects.
  • Provide a clearinghouse of information and resources relating to sustainability.
  • Advise leadership on issues relating to sustainability in conjunction with the WKU Sustainability Committee.
  • To promote and celebrate WKU sustainability initiatives.


Office of Sustainability Annual Reports:

2012 year in review

2013 year in review

2014 year in review

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