About The ISEC
The Intercultural Student Engagement Center (I.S.E.C.) promotes a culturally inclusive campus environment, cultural awareness and competence, inter-group dialogue, engagement and intercultural interaction, and supports lifelong learning about self and others. The office serves as a hands-on recruitment and retention resource for the many cultural, religious/spiritual, and identity groups reflected within the WKU community. The center provides student support services to foster academic success and sponsors culturally based celebratory events. Staff within I.S.E.C. carry out programmatic initiatives designed to increase the cultural competency of students, faculty, and staff. Additionally, center staff manages respectful spaces for students to learn about themselves and others through meaningful experiences, dialogues, and opportunities for growth.
At an event on Nov. 15, 2017 it was announced that George and CJ Nichols, both WKU
alumni, have made a gift to support diversity initiatives at WKU.
Many students arrive with and encounter other non-academic factors such as financial, cultural, social and personal problems, which can also have an adverse effect on their postsecondary achievement. To address these issues and offer these much needed services, the Nichols’ gift will support programming within the Intercultural Student Engagement Center Academy (ISEC-Academy).
“We met when we were both students at WKU, and the University certainly helped pave the way for our success in life,” said George and CJ Nichols. “As we were first-generation minority students ourselves, we are grateful to be able to share our blessings to support the Intercultural Student Engagement Center, which supports the recruitment, retention and graduation of underrepresented WKU students.”