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WKU Statement of Non-Discrimination

Western Kentucky University (WKU) is an equal opportunity employer and educational institution committed to providing equal employment and educational opportunities to all individuals. 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, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, and the ADA Amendment Act of 2008, WKU does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of their race, color, ethnicity, national origin, creed, religion, political belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, age, uniformed services, veteran status, genetic information, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, physical or mental disability, the intersection of these identities or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law. This nondiscrimination policy and practice applies to admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in WKU’s educational programs and activities in admission to career and technical education programs and/or activities, or employment practices. In addition, WKU will not conduct business with any vendor who exhibits discriminatory and/or harassing behavior(s).

All inquiries, reports, or complaints arising by reason of alleged discrimination based on a protected class should be directed to the office of Institutional Equity Executive Director, Ena Demir, at ena.demir@wku.edu or by phone at (270) 745-6867. Individuals with disabilities, who need reasonable accommodations to participate in the application and/or selection process, should also notify the office of Institutional Equity.

The Title IX Coordinator, in the office of Institutional Equity, is charged with WKU’s compliance with Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 and is committed to providing a means to address complaints of sex and gender-based discrimination, pursuant to applicable WKU policy.  The Title IX Coordinator for the University is Ena Demir who can be contacted via email at ena.demir@wku.edu or by phone at (270) 745-6867. Additional information regarding Title IX is accessible via WKU's Title IX website at: https://www.wku.edu/titleix/.

Information concerning educational programs offered by WKU are provided at: http://www.wku.edu/atwku/academics.php.

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 Last Modified 9/13/23