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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Plan

WKU Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Plan

Diversity, equity, and inclusion COVID19 note

No specific group; student, faculty or staffat WKU of any race, or ethnicity is more likely than another to test positive for COVID-19. This includes international students and those who have traveled to high-risk countries within the past month(s). During the Covid-19 crisis, WKU will protect the rights of all students and employees. Adverse or hostile actions against any member of our campus community (student, staff, or faculty) based on assumptive risks will not be tolerated. If you need to report an incidence of bias, you may do so here. If you have an immediate concern about the health or safety of a student or employee, please contact the WKU Police Department at 270-745-2548.


In accordance with the Kentucky Public Postsecondary Education Diversity Policy for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, the Council on Postsecondary Education requires an institutional diversity plan. Western Kentucky University's University-Wide Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Plan, as mandated, focuses on each of the following three (3) areas.

Opportunity - Recruitment and Enrollment of Diverse Students

Success - Student Success

Impact - Campus Climate, Inclusiveness, and Cultural Competency


The University-Wide Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Plan for academic year 2017-2022 was approved by Western Kentucky University's Board of Regents on October 27, 2017. 


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 Last Modified 2/12/24