Chief Diversity Officer
The Intercultural Student Engagement Center (ISEC) Academy is a Western Kentucky University initiative/program to assist first-year students that identify as students of color (Black, Hispanic/Latin, Asian, Native American, Multiracial) and/or who are first generation, Pell eligible, and have some academic need with their transition, persistence, and graduation from Western Kentucky University. This program is coordinated by the Intercultural Student Engagement Center. We believe that students of color at Western Kentucky University are scholars who will achieve positive change in themselves, the WKU Community, and the world!
Safe Zone Training
The Counseling and Testing Center offers Safe Zone training to help train faculty and staff about concerns of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, and Intersex (LGBTQI) persons on campus and the community at large. The training focuses upon how our staff and faculty can become allies to LGBTQI students.
Student Accessibility Resource Center (SARC)
The purpose of the Student Accessibility Resource Center (SARC) is to coordinate services and accommodations for students with documented disabilities. Their most common responsibilities include reviewing disability documentation, meeting with students to determine appropriate accommodations, and partnering with other areas on campus to implement these accommodations.
SARC strives to help students assume responsibility of their own educational experience. SARC assists students along the way by providing access and opportunity in order for them to reach their full potential.
TRIO is a set of federally-funded college opportunity programs that motivate and support students from disadvantaged backgrounds in their pursuit of a college degree. Over 850,000 low-income, first-generation students and students with disabilities — from sixth grade through college graduation — are served by more than 2,800 programs nationally. TRIO programs provide academic tutoring, personal counseling, mentoring, financial guidance, and other supports necessary for educational access and retention. TRIO programs provide direct support services for students, and relevant training for directors and staff.
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