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Western Kentucky University

The Office of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)

"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 Educational Amendment of 1972


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The mission of the Western Kentucky University (WKU) Office of Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action / University ADA Services (EEO) is to promote, sustain, and advance an environment that supports principles of equity, diversity, inclusion, and community. Diversity, equity, accessibility, and tolerance encompass the core values of the EEO. We incorporate these values through a proactive stance in assisting the University with the interpretation, understanding, and application of federal and state laws and regulations that impose special obligations in the areas of equal opportunity and affirmative action. Our mission is supported by our commitment to continuously develop, implement, evaluate, and revise (as necessary) action-oriented programs aimed at promoting and valuing diversity in the University's faculty, staff, and student body.

Western Kentucky University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, religion, veteran status, or marital status in admission to career and technical education programs and/or activities, or employment practices in accordance with Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Revised 1992, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990.

Employees with disabilities, who need a reasonable workplace accommodation, should submit the request to this office using the information provided at:

Applicants with disabilities, who need a reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process, may contact the office of Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action/University ADA Services (EEO) at (270) 745-5121 or the Department of Human Resources at (270) 745-5360 for information and assistance.

Students with disabilities, who need a reasonable accommodation to participate in and access University programs, should register with the Student Accessibility Resource Center (SARC). Student ADA registration information may be found at:

The following person has been designated to serve as the University’s Title IX Coordinator:

Ms. Andrea Potter Anderson
Assistant General Counsel
Craig Administrative Center
1906 College Heights Blvd. #11001
Bowling Green, KY 42101-1001

Information regarding WKU’s Title IX compliance, policies, and procedures may be found on the following websites: and

Persons who have questions regarding any of the above may contact Mr. Joshua Hayes, Director and Title IX Deputy/Investigator, Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action/University ADA Services via email at or by phone at (270) 745-5121.

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 Last Modified 7/30/15