Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)
"No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance." – Title IX of the Educational Amendment of 1972
The mission of the Western Kentucky University (WKU) office of Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action/University ADA Services (EEO) is to promote, sustain, and advance an environment that supports principles of equity, diversity, inclusion, and community. Diversity, equity, accessibility, and tolerance encompass the core values of the EEO. We incorporate these values through a proactive stance in assisting the University with the interpretation, understanding, and application of federal and state laws and regulations that impose special obligations in the areas of equal opportunity and affirmative action. Our mission is supported by our commitment to continuously develop, implement, evaluate, and revise (as necessary) action-oriented programs aimed at promoting and valuing diversity in the University's faculty, staff, and student body.
Western Kentucky University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnic origin, national origin, creed, religion, political belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, age, uniformed services, veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, or physical or mental disability in admission to career and technical education programs and/or activities, or employment practices 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, Revised 1992, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
Employees with disabilities, who need a reasonable workplace accommodation, should submit request(s) to this office using the information (Documentation of Disability and Employee Disability Accommodation Request Form) provided at: https://www.wku.edu/eoo/ada/uas.php
Applicants with disabilities, who need a reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process, may contact the office of Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action/University ADA Services (EEO) at (270) 745-5121 or the Department of Human Resources at (270) 745-5360 for information and assistance.
Students with disabilities, who need a reasonable accommodation to participate in and access University programs, should register with the Student Accessibility Resource Center (SARC). Student ADA registration information may be found at: http://www.wku.edu/sarc/
The following person has been designated to serve as the University’s Title IX Coordinator:
Assistant General Counsel
Wetherby Administration Building, Suite 101
1906 College Heights Blvd. #11001
Bowling Green, KY 42101-1001
Information regarding WKU’s Title IX compliance, policies, and procedures may be found on the following website: https://www.wku.edu/eoo/titleix/
Persons who have questions regarding any of the above information may contact Mr. Joshua Hayes, Director, Title IX Deputy/Investigator, and University ADA Coordinator, Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action/University ADA Services via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (270) 745-5121.