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Student Identity Outreach 

Mission Statement
Student Identity Outreach strives to provide resources, in the form of information, connections, and events, for Western Kentucky University (WKU)'s Gender and Sexual Minorities (GSMs) and its Queer Community. We exist to educate all students, faculty, and staff on GSM history and issues, as well as to be an advocate for their interests on and around WKU.  Click here to view the WKU SIO constitution.

SIO meetings are Monday, 7pm, in Jones-Jagger Hall's Centertorium (across the street from PFT). They start the second week of class and continue weekly.

A panel discussion entitled "After DOMA: The Future of the LGBT Movement in Kentucky and Beyond" will be held on September 10, 2013 from 5pm to 4pm in Snell Hall.  Click here for more information.


WKU Hilltopper Organization of Latin American Students (HOL@S)


Start Date at WKU: August 23, 2003

Mission Statement
HOLA@S addresses social, political, academic, cultural, and education strengths and concerns of the Latin@ community at WKU.  This organization is part of the Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion.  The organization encourages intercultural and cross-cultural collaborations and provides an array of support to Latin@ students on campus.  By reaching out to Latin@ individuals and allies, HOL@S strives to provide a safe place for all students to focus on uniting the Latin@ community as well as focusing on developing its members into leaders of the community at large. 

Black Student Alliance

WKU Black Student Alliance (BSA)

Start Date at WKU: November 16, 1977

The Black Student Alliance (BSA) is the oldest ethnic student organization on campus.  BSA sponsors programs and social events that foster an appreciate for the African-American culture.  The BSA meets on Mondays, 7pm in Gary A. Ransdell Hall (GRH) 2064.

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