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Western Kentucky University

Undergraduate School

Mailing Address
Western Kentucky University
1906 College Heights Blvd
Bowling Green, Kentucky 42101
(270) 745-0111
Email address
School Information
"Welcome to Western Kentucky University (WKU), home of the Hilltoppers. Our hilltop campus is a place of beauty and friendliness. WKU is located in Bowling Green, Kentucky, a city with a population of more than 60,000 approximately 110 miles south of Louisville and 65 miles north of Nashville. WKU's Regional Campuses are located in Glasgow, Owensboro, and Elizabethtown-Fort Knox. Schedule a tour or visit our virtual tour to view our distinctive landmark on a hill overlooking the city. "WKU’s undergraduate division provides four-year programs leading to the Bachelor of Arts, the Bachelor of Fine Arts, the Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies, the Bachelor of Science, the Bachelor of Science in Nursing, the Bachelor of Music, and the Bachelor of Social Work degrees. Ninety-three (93) academic majors that lead to the baccalaureate degree and seventy-seven (77) academic minors are available. A number of professional and pre-professional advising tracks provide additional options." The university enrolls over 17,500 students and has over 200 academic programs. (Source:
General Information
Western Kentucky University is offering resources to its students to teach anti-racism and Critical Race Theory. The university has a major called “Diversity and Community Studies”, which is oriented towards “social justice” via examinations of “race, class, gender”. No Critical Race Training sessions are yet required of students. See developments below:

Actions Taken

Political Actions and Support for Anti-Racism
  • WKU Department of English stated that it stands in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter Movement.
  • The university is offering an undergraduate major called “Diversity and Community Studies”, which is oriented towards “social justice” via examinations of “race, class, gender”
Symbolic Actions
  • Following the summer of 2020 BLM protests, the university began reexamining its history and building names.
Last updated March 1st, 2024
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