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Student Support Services

Mission Statement

Student Support Services at Western Kentucky University is a federally funded program which provides academic advisement, personal counseling, tutoring and other services designed to help students adjust to campus life, succeed academically and graduate from a post-secondary institution.

Operational and Unifying Principles

  • Promote academic achievement and personal responsibility
  • Respect people of all cultures
  • Foster growth in self-esteem
  • Encourage campus involvement


Ethics Statement

As an employee of the Student Support Services Project, I will:

  1. Maintain the privacy and confidentiality of our participants, and protect their records and the content of their communication in accordance with University, State, and Federal requirements.
  2. Disclose a student's information only as required by law, to serve professional purposes, or in situations that pose a threat to the student or others.
  3. Comply with the University's human subjects research policy, ethical practices and confidentiality of research data concerning our participants.
  4. Recognize and avoid personal conflict of interest or the appearance of such conflict in transactions with students and others.
  5. Be fair, objective and impartial in treatment of all persons.
  6. Avoid condoning or participating in any form of harassment of others and take appropriate action if harassment is observed.
  7. Handle the Program's financial resources, equipment and supplies ethically and responsibly.
  8. Take personal responsibility for honest accounting of time and effort, sick time and vacation time as it relates to the performance of my professional responsibilities.
  9. Refer to appropriate individuals or agencies when a student's needs are beyond the scope of the program, my training or expertise.
  10. Use technology ethically.
  11. Address unethical behavior of other staff members with the offending individual and, as necessary, with the appropriate supervisor.
  12. Maintain professional decorum when representing the Program or the University at committee meetings, conferences, training seminars, policy seminars, or any such situation.

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 Last Modified 9/29/21