Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at WKU
Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
WKU Diversity Statement
Western Kentucky University is committed to empowering its campus community to embrace
diversity by building equitable and inclusive learning, working, and living environments.
At the heart of our mission, we seek to provide holistic education and employment
experiences that prepare students, faculty, and staff to become effective scholars,
contributors, and leaders in our diverse and evolving communities.
To that end, the work of our diversity, equity, and inclusion teams across our campuses are guided by the tenant of Our Creed:
Western Kentucky University Creed
Western Kentucky University is a community dedicated to learning where ideas are offered, examined, and discussed.
As a member of this community, I have both a personal and shared responsibility to participate actively in university life by:
* Practicing personal and academic integrity
* Seeking inclusion by respecting the rights of all persons
* Celebrating and embracing diversity
* Encouraging freedom of expression
* Acting in accordance with basic principles of citizenship
*Preserving and appreciating the natural beauty of the campus
* Enriching all aspects of life through the educational process and by
*Embracing the ideals expressed on the university seal: "Life More Life" and "The Spirit Makes the Master," by pursuing personal growth and a life of excellence.
Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion @WKU
Western Kentucky University provides resources to students through several campus units and programs such as those featured below - the Intercultural Student Engagement Center, the Pride Center and International Enrollment Management. For more information about what WKU has to offer in terms of enrolling, scholarships, and academic support, visit our Student Academic Resources page. In addition, you can find a direct link to our Admissions website. WKU also offers a wide-range of Student Activities and Organizations created specifically to support inclusivity across campus and our diverse student population at our local and regional campuses. Graduate from WKU gives current students and alumni information regarding graduate programs and graduate school. Additionally, Graduate from WKU will direct you to learn more online with WKU Alumni. Lastly, Western Kentucky University seeks to increase faculty and staff from underrepresented backgrounds. Our Faculty Resource page gives a glimpse into working at WKU while also encouraging visitors to learn more from WKU employment pages.
The Pride Center supports all LGBTQIA+, questioning, and allied students at WKU. Visit us in DSU 2084. Learn more.
We host a vibrant community of over 1300 international students and scholars from more than 70 countries. Find us in HCIC 3027. Learn more.