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EMERGENCY ALERT SYSTEM:

WKU WEATHER ALERT:

ALL Thursday and Friday classes on all campuses are canceled. Online classes will proceed as scheduled. WKU offices will be closed on Thursday, with essential personnel reporting.

WKU Elizabethtown-Fort Knox campus will remain closed Thurs., Fri, and Sat., March 5-7.

Should inclement weather make travel hazardous, residence halls will remain open until Saturday. Follow WKU Housing & Residence Life for updates.

The high school regional basketball tournament games scheduled for Wednesday night were canceled. Games will be rescheduled for Friday/Saturday. Follow WKU News for the latest updates. #WKUAlert

Step Up

Step Up

Students Taking Exceptional Pride and Upholding Progress (Step Up) is a retention initiative for WKU African-American Juniors and Seniors who are experiencing academic difficulty. These students must earn a 2.0 GPA for the current semester to avoid being academically dismissed from WKU. The intent of this initiative is to comply with the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education mandates to increase retention and graduation rates of African-American students.

Students agree to:

  • Attend BEP Workshops to plan for the semester and to improve academic skills to make them better students.
    • Workshop #1 (part A and part B) must be completed by March 19, 2015.
    • Workshop #2 (part A and part B) must be completed by April 30, 2015.
  • Complete MAP-Works® Spring Transition Survey.
    • Survey is emailed to your Toppermail at the end of the third week of the semester.
  • Compose a reflection paper detailing the overall BEP experience. This paper is due at the end of workshop #2.
  • Allow parents/guardians to inquire about their academic progress, grades, attendance, etc.

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