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Institutional Equity

The Office of Institutional Equity is responsible for ensuring WKU’s compliance with Title IX, Title VI, Title VII, ADA, and other state and federal anti discrimination/harassment laws. Institutional Equity is part of Academic Affairs and houses Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action/University ADA Services (EEO) and Title IX.

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[Photo of the Office of Institutional staff from left to right, Rodney Stewart, Ena Demir, Cindy Smith, and Chantel Wilson.]


Institutional Equity's mission 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 Office of Institutional Equity. 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. 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.

The Office of Institutional Equity is located at:

Wetherby Administration Building (across from Potter Hall) – Suite 317
1906 College Heights Blvd. #11001
Bowling Green, KY 42101-1001


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 Last Modified 4/30/24