NKU is an inclusive community that promotes and encourages constructive discourse and learning. We welcome differing points of view to be shared in a respectful and collegial environment. This page provides an overview of how we work to create and support an inclusive environment in which freedom of speech and expression thrive.
Integrative Studies (BA/MA)
Integrative Studies offers a flexible degree program designed to allow students to create a degree focused on their own academic interests and goals. An Integrative Studies education encourages the acquisition of knowledge and skills that run broadly across the full range of disciplines.
With the global marketplace, there is more call for individuals with knowledge of the world. The international studies program will be of interest to students planning a career in government, non-profit organizations, or the private sector.
The minor in Aging and Society offered by the Sociology program is designed for students who are interested in learning about the elderly populations or for those who seek career opportunities serving this demographic.
This minor enables students to develop an integrated understanding of the culture, ideology, identity,geography, history, religion, social relations, and economics of Asia.
The Black Studies Department (BLS) examines, from an interdisciplinary perspective, the experiences of people of African descent by engaging students in a process of investigating the multiple cultural identities that comprise the category African American.
The Certificate Program in Cultural Studies and Discourses is a non-degree, interdisciplinary, graduate certificate program composed of 18 credit hours, in-cluding a course that provides an overview of the field, specialized courses designed to explore both theoretical and practical applications, and coverage of both domestic American and global perspectives.
This minor enables students to develop an integrated understanding of the culture, ideology, identity,geography, history, religion, social relations, and economics of Europe.
This minor enables students to develop an integrated understanding of the history, culture, and politics of Latin America and the Caribbean area.
The minor in Middle Eastern and North African Studies offers students the opportunity to gain knowledge of various aspects of the peoples of the Middle East and North Africa. The program, selected from several disciplines, provides a broad appreciation of the societies, literatures, cultures, religions and history of the Middle East and North Africa and their significance for the modern world.
The Native American Studies Minor has as its focus the prehistory, history, contemporary situation, and way of life of Native Americans (American Indians).
This minor enables students to develop an integrated understanding of the culture, ideology, identity, geography, history, religion, social relations, and economics of sub-Saharan Africa.
Women’s and Gender Studies (WGS) at Northern Kentucky University offers an interdisciplinary program that provides a broad scholarly exploration focused on women and gender at the intersection of race, class, religion, nationality, sexuality and other social categories. Students will better understand how social variables are connected and influence women globally.
The Educational Outreach Department has information about options for adult learners, including the Program for Adult-Centered Education (PACE), Online Learning, Grant County Campus, Continuing Education & Professional Development, and more.
The mission of African American Programs & Services (AAP&S) is to create a support system which advocates academic excellence and enriching African American cultural experiences at Northern Kentucky University. Through collaborative relationships across campus and throughout the region, we offer educational, professional and social resources designed to meet the needs of students and members of the greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky community. AAP&S will provide unique programming and services which will cultivate opportunities to engage with faculty, staff and alumni, develop leadership skills, and celebrate African American culture.
The American English Language Program serves to develop students’ reading, writing, listening, speaking, and grammar skills in order to participate successfully in university study or for personal growth. Furthermore, emphasis is placed on acclimating students to American culture, campus life, and our local community.
Our mission is to promote ethical and compliant conduct and to provide support, collaboration and assistance to all compliance partners in order to ensure that University personnel are aware of, and complying with, internal and external laws, regulations, policies and procedures.
Disability Programs and Services (DPS) provides access to academic and co-curricular programs through reasonable accommodations and student-centered assistance.
In addition, DPS is available as a resource to faculty, staff and community agencies to provide education, consultation and guidance regarding disability issues. Our office is the main source of advocacy for students with disabilities in the development of the university’s policies, procedures, programs and curriculum.
Our mission is to send students not on trips, but on academically rigorous, culturally immersive programs that offer the opportunity for personal growth, academic achievement, and a competitive edge in our increasingly global society. We aim to help students find not only affordable programs, but scholarship opportunities to help fund their study.
Our mission is to develop and promote global perspectives through engagement in the international arena and to become a regional resource for global initiatives. NKU achieves its international mission through high quality study abroad experiences; international student recruitment, retention and involvement; an international curriculum; international scholar exchanges; and diverse international opportunities for faculty and staff in teaching, research and outreach.
We provide a range of services to international students and scholars, including immigration advising, information on programs and events, and scholarship opportunities.
Latino Programs and Services strives to improve and enhance the educational experience of Latino students at Northern Kentucky University by implementing academic, cultural and social programs designed to address their needs and further their success.
The mission of the LEAP Program is to promote the success of students receiving K-TAP funds and attending Northern Kentucky University.
The goal of the LGBTQ Programs and Services office is to provide education, advocacy and support through programs and services at NKU for students, staff, faculty, and the greater community. While we do serve students who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer, questioning, pansexual, asexual, and/or ally, we are committed to the entire student body, faculty, and staff of Northern Kentucky University.
NVP promotes the vision of a violence free campus by engaging the NKU community in innovative prevention strategies and support-centered advocacy.
The mission of SAFE is to promote an equitable and safe academic environment at NKU and facilitate and guide educational, administrative, and personnel policies that effect the welfare of the NKU community, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity
Student Support Services provides motivated first-generation college students from moderate and low-income families with resources and services that will assist them to stay in school, do well in school, and graduate.
The Veteran Resource Station is the hub for veterans at Northern Kentucky University.
Together we connect prospective, new and continuing student veterans to our campus-wide network of advocates to enrich the NKU experience for all student veterans.
Through our veterans programs and services we fortify educational and career goals by maximizing benefits and funding, creating community among student veterans, and providing additional links with our many community based organizations.
Northern Kentucky University is committed to building a diverse faculty and staff for employment and promotion to ensure the highest quality of work force and to foster an environment that embraces the broad range of human diversity.
The university is committed to equal employment opportunity, affirmative action, and eliminating discrimination. This commitment is consistent with an intellectual community that celebrates individual differences and diversity, as well as a matter of law.
Northern Kentucky University is committed to ensuring equal opportunity and access to all members of the campus community in accordance with Section 503/504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA).
Reports of possible Title IX violations may be made to the Title IX Coordinator or to one of the Deputy Title IX Coordinators.
TITLE IX COORDINATOR
Dr. Kathleen Roberts, Senior Advisor to the President for Inclusive Excellence & Title IX Coordinator
Administrative Center, room 834
Highland Heights, KY 41076
DEPUTY TITLE IX COORDINATORS
Incidents involving students
Ann James, Sr. Associate Dean and Director of the Office of Student Conduct, Rights and Advocacy, Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Students
Office of Student Conduct, Rights and Advocacy
Student Union, room 301
Highland Heights, KY 41076
Incidents involving faculty and staff
Lori Southwood, Director of Human Resources, Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Faculty and Staff
Office of Human Resources
Lucas Administrative Building, room 731
Highland Heights, KY 41076