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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Plan

WKU Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Plan


Kentucky Public Postsecondary Education Diversity Policy for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Maintaining a diverse student body in an inclusive environment is essential to a student’s college experience  [For more, click HERE].

Why Kentucky needs a diversity policy

While Kentucky’s racial and ethnic minority and low-income students have made some progress in closing the education gap and campuses have become more inclusive, there is still much room to improve. The Policy for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, applicable to state universities and KCTCS, focuses on improvement in three key areas:

  • Recruitment and enrollment of diverse students.
  • Student progression and success.
  • Campus climate, inclusiveness and cultural competency.

Kentucky's policy and framework


In accordance with the Kentucky Public Postsecondary Education Diversity Policy for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, the Council on Postsecondary Education requires an institutional diversity plan. Western Kentucky University's University-Wide Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Plan, as mandated, focuses on each of the following three (3) areas.

Opportunity - Recruitment and Enrollment of Diverse Students

Success - Student Success

Impact - Campus Climate, Inclusiveness, and Cultural Competency

 

The University-Wide Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Plan for academic year 2017-2022 was approved by Western Kentucky University's Board of Regents on October 27, 2017. 


 


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 Last Modified 7/9/21