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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.
ISEC Graduation Celebration
The Intercultural Student Engagement Center (ISEC) sponsors WKU’s May graduation celebration for students who identify as Black, Hispanic/Latino, Asian, Native American, or Multiracial. Administrators, faculty, staff, classmates, and friends will gather to celebrate the students' accomplishments.
Lavendar Recognition Ceremony
On May 11, 2015, Western Kentucky University held its inaugural Lavender Recognition Ceremony. This is an annual event that builds on the university-wide commencement activities. As an officially supported ceremony, the ceremony celebrates and recognizes the achievements and contributions of our LGBTQ and Ally graduates to the WKU community. The event is held during the Spring semester prior to the academic commencement ceremonies.
The mission of the WKU Pride Center is to support all LGBTQ, questioning, and allied students at Western Kentucky University. The Pride Center works to improve the campus climate for all LGBTQ+ students by advocating for the respect and safety of all members of the campus community through events and educational opportunities. The Pride Center collaborates with other campus programs and groups to support students as they complete their educational goals.
The WKU Pride Center can be used for holding meetings, studying, and hanging out. If you would like to reserve the space for a group meeting, please contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
True Racial Understanding Through Honest (T.R.U.T.H.) Talks
True Racial Understanding Through Honest (T.R.U.T.H.) Talks are group discussions designed to engage the campus community in conversations on topics of race, diversity, equity, and inclusion. T.R.U.T.H. Talks’ vision is to educate participants on social justice and intergroup relations, and to prepare them to lead others in creating a more inclusive campus and world. A hallmark feature of the talks includes students, faculty and staff being invited to use interactive technology to assist in retaining anonymity when posing questions and engaging in conversations. T.R.U.T.H. Talks is sponsored by the Chief Diversity Officer.