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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.


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, forcing, coercing, or an attempt to coerce;

Involvement in any sexual contact when the victim is unable 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



Student Conduct Home Page

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 Center: 270-745-3159 

* WKU Health Services: 270-745-5641

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

* WKU University Police: 270-745-2548         

WKU Housing and Residence Life:  270-745-2037

* WKU Office of Student Conduct: 270-745-5429

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

* The Office of Equal Opportunity:  270-745-5121


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 Last Modified 8/12/21