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WKU offices in Bowling Green will open at 10 a.m. Friday. Classes Friday remain canceled and campuses in Glasgow, Owensboro and Elizabethtown/Ft. Knox remain closed Friday. Saturday classes in Bowling Green will proceed as scheduled. Here is a link to the University’s attendance policy during adverse weather conditions. Use caution and watch for slick spots on roads and walks. 

Residence Halls remain open until noon Saturday. Bemis & Barnes have space for those who need to stay longer. Visit WKU Housing & Residence Life for more information.

The high school regional basketball tournament games scheduled for Wednesday night were canceled. Games will be rescheduled for Friday/Saturday. Follow WKU News for the latest updates. #WKUAlert

Title IX



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need to know Title IX

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal law that prohibits sex discrimination in education.

It reads:

"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 Education Amendments of 1972, and its implementing regulation at 34 C.F.R. Part 106 (Title IX)

Sex discrimination includes sexual harassment and sexual assault.


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Who to Contact

Inquiries concerning the application of Title IX for students may be referred to the University's Title IX Deputy/Investigator

Inquiries concerning the application of Title IX for Faculty and Staff may be referred to the University's Title IX Coordinator.

WKU Code of Conduct related to                           Sexual Misconduct/Assault

Sexual Misconduct/Assault:

Is defined as actual or attempted sexual contact with another person without that person's consent- Sexual Assault includes but is not limited to the following.

Intentional and unwelcome touching, coercing, or an attempt to coerce, and forcing;

Involvement in any sexual contact when the victim is able to consent;

Forcing another individual to touch a person's intimate parts (defined as genital area, groin, inner thigh, buttocks, or breasts);

Sexual intercourse without consent, including acts commonly referred to as "rape".

(Please refer to the Title IX - Sexual Misconduct/Assault Policy)


WKU Code of Conduct related to Harassment

Harassment. Physical abuse, threatening comments, or intimidation of any person on University owned or controlled property or at University sponsored or supervised functions, or conduct which threatens or endangers the health or safety of any member of the University community or any other person or persons. Such conduct includes, but is not limited to stalking, cyber stalking, harassment, and retaliation as a result of complaints or alleged misconduct.

Conduct related Links:

Standard of Proof

Complaint Process



Investigation Procedures

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Report it!

At WKU, students are encouraged to report to a professional counselor or university official for confidential support and guidance.

Here are some websites and phone numbers to keep available:

* WKU Counseling and Testing Center: 745-3159 

* WKU Health Services:745-5641

* Hope Harbor: A Sexual Trauma Recovery Center: 782-5014 or 24 hour crisis line 270-846-1100 or 1-800-656-4673 (HOPE)

* WKU University Police: 745-2548         

WKU Housing and Residence Life

* WKU Office of Judicial Affairs: 745-5429

* WKU Department of Human Resources:  270-745-5360

* The Office of Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action:  270-745-5121


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