Inside Look

HEED Award 2016-2018

EKU Diversity Office

Eastern Kentucky University (EKU) has received the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award 2016 through 2018 as well as the Minority Access Award 2016 and 2017.  Additionally, Dr. Timothy Forde, Vice Provost for Diversity and Chief Diversity Officer was recently named  the 2018 Colonels’ Choice Awards Faculty Member of the Year for his work with Athletes on a Mission, a diversity initiative to retain student-athletes through mentoring and leadership workshops.

Summer Scholars Program

EKU Diversity Office

EKU's Diversity, Financial Aid offices and Noel Studio create a pilot summer scholar program.

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EKU Ranks in Top 15 Best Value for Dyslexic Students

EKU Diversity Office

Eastern Kentucky University’s Center for Student Accessibility is the home of Project SUCCESS, a comprehensive initiative designed to accommodate the needs of differently-abled students. In particular, features like academic coaching, individualized tutoring, and focus groups help establish a robust social and intellectual support network for undergrads with divergent learning styles. EKU also offers general disability services that will appeal specifically to those with dyslexia, including note taking services, assistive reading and writing technology, and test accommodations.

EKU Ranks in Top 2 Percent

EKU Diversity Office

As a 2017 INSIGHT Into Diversity Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award recipient, EKU ranks in the top 2 percent of schools nationwide for its diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts.  EKU has been invited to the invitation-only 2018 HEED Award Summit.  The university will be represented by Dr. Timothy Forde, Vice Provost for Diversity and Chief Diversity Officer, at the inaugural event to be held at University of Houston in June of this year.

Camino to Success

EKU Diversity Office

Join the first-ever Camino Camp, a five-day event on EKU's Richmond campus just for Latino and Latina students for a hands-on preview of college life.

June 17-21, 2018

Volunteers Needed!

Contact: Liliana Gomex de Coss, Associate Director of Latino Recruitment and Retention: 

EKU Graduate Student Selected for NCAA Student-Athlete Engagement Program

EKU Diversity Office

More than 470 higher education and intercollegiate athletic leaders and student-athletes joined the NCAA office of inclusion in Indianapolis at the JW Marriott for the seventh annual NCAA Inclusion Forum April 14-16.   Marcella Rocha, former EKU Women’s Basketball player was one of 30 student-athletes chosen to attend the forum.

Diversity Scholars: Where Are They Now?

EKU Diversity Office

Latrell Floyd aspires to be a voice for service in his community.

On Jan. 24, Floyd received the Martin Luther King, Jr. Award for Community Service at the eighth annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Banquet at Eastern Kentucky University. The previous month, he graduated from EKU with a bachelor’s degree in communication studies and hopes to use that background to influence others to serve their communities. “Words go a long way and are very powerful,” he said. “I learned that as a communication student.”

Military & Veterans Affairs

EKU Military & Veterans Affairs

Fill the Truck for EKU Students!

Military & Veterans Affairs is parking a white, four-door Ford F-150 of the Burnam House again for the 3rd Annual Hunger Awareness Food Drive.  Community members can easily drop off food and toiletry donations to benefit Colonel's Cupboard.
Help fill the white truck Nov 13-17, (Mon-Fri), 8am-6pm on Lancaster Avenue in front of Burnam House. 

In Tense Times, Black Students Find Ways to Tell Their Own Stories

More and more black students are starting their own campus publications. Tied to activism, it's a matter of asserting control over their lives.

Click here to read the article from The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Career Spotlight

Consider a career in an underrepresented field.

Occupational Science

Occupational science is the study of human occupation — how we occupy our time through activity, organize ourselves by activity patterns and habits, and create meaning through occupation. An evolving social science that studies occupation, how and why people engage in occupations, the context in which occupations occur, and the occupational performance that results.