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The events listed herein are not necessarily managed or supported by the Student Accessibility Resource Center (SARC) or WKU. This list includes events advertised by WKU as well as those parties external to WKU. Some WKU events may be considered swipeable events or may be worth Well-U credit. For more information about a certain event, please refer to the contact information in the event listing below.

Events with WKU

A message from Dr. Jay Gabbard to the WKU community about the NAMI support group for students this spring said:

"I am writing to inform you of a free, confidential support group for current WKU students struggling with anxiety, depression, or other mental health issues. This is an opportunity for our students to support, connect with, and encourage others struggling with mental health issues and is led by two NAMI certified facilitators who are in mental health recovery themselves (me being one of them). This group has the support of the WKU Counseling and Testing Center and is a not a substitute (rather a supplement) for therapy or medication. 

The group is sponsored by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)-Bowling Green Chapter. Meetings are free, confidential, and take place in Room 201 of the Academic Complex (AC) from 6-7:30 pm (CST) on the following Mondays: February 10, February 24, March 16, March 30, April 20, and May 4 . Pizza and drinks are provided at meetings. No formal mental health diagnosis is required for students to attend." 

Click here to view the NAMI Flyer for Spring 2020 (WORD).Open in New Window


The EYE Retreat is a week long camp that aims to prepare youth with visual impairments for college and career success. We do this by simulating a college environment and independent living skills. We focus on peer mentoring, real world experiences, and knowledge of community resources.  

 We are seeking college students with and without disabilities who want to serve as mentors. We are also seeking college students and high school students with visual impairments who wish to improve their college and career success skills. The EYE Retreat will be held July 5 - 11, 2020 in Nashville TN. 

Click here to view the EYE Retreat Flyer for Summer 2020 (PDF).Open in New Window

The Counseling Center team will continue to host a LGBTQIA+ support group this spring!

This group is a supportive environment for members of the LGBTQIA+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning, intersex, and asexual or allied) community to develop deeper self-awareness, explore ways to maximize their WKU experience. This group discussion may include topics such as: coming out, family, relationships, wellness, etc.   

The group meets weekly to socialize, to celebrate identities, and to provide feedback and support to those who may be struggling with hardships unique to being LGBTQ.  Group lasts about 1 hour. Typically, it is facilitated by a WKU CC Staff, although for Spring 2020 semester may be peer led at times. This is not a therapy or counseling group. Hard topics may be discussed and advice requested; however, the leader reserves the right to suggest members attend individual counseling (if it’s clear further processing and individual attention is needed). Meetings will be held Tuesday's from 4pm-5pm in Potter Hall room 408.

Click here to view the WKU LGBTQIA+ Support Group Flyer for Spring 2020 (PDF).Open in New Window


Events in the KY Community

The Workforce Recruitment Program for College Students with Disabilities (WRP), coordinated by the U.S. Department of Labor and the U.S. Department of Defense, is a recruitment and referral program that connects federal and select private-sector employers with highly motivated college students, graduate students, and recent graduates with disabilities who are eager to demonstrate their abilities in the workplace through summer or permanent jobs. For more information please visit the Workforce Recruitment ProgramOpen in New Window website. New applicants will be accepted in Fall 2020. 


Other Events

Celebrate Disability

Participate in Twentieth Annual

Multiple Perspectives on Access, Inclusion & Disability:

Building Blocks for the Future

April 6-7, 2020


Call For Presentations

Examine the foundations of access and help design an inclusive future by submitting a proposal that encourages discussion across the typical social, political, and disciplinary boundaries; connects individuals to local, national or international communities; or considers parallels, distinctions and intersections with race, gender and ethnicity. 

Early Decisions Deadline is on

The International Day of People with Disabilities(December 3, 2020)

The Final Proposal Deadline is on

Ed Roberts' Birthday (January 23, 2020)


2020 SDS@OSU

The Multiple Perspective's Conference and the Ohio State University's Disability Studies Program will continue their partnership with the Society for Disability Studies to host an SDS preconference and strand again at this year's Multiple Perspective's conference.  The SDS@OSU theme is "Troubling Binaries of Activism and Academics" Proposals are Due 11/15/2020


The Ethel Louise Armstrong Student Poster Competitions

The Multiple Perspectives Conference encourages students to network with professionals, the community, and scholars who share their interests in disability at its annual student poster reception.  Students can submit posters based on thesis or dissertation research, art & performance, class projects or papers.  A generous gift from the Ethel Louise Armstrong Foundation funds several awards each year.


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