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Center for Inclusive Excellence and Global Engagement

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  • EKU students will be inclusive thinkers that are confident, responsible, global minded achievers with a strong sense of belonging from admission to graduation and beyond.  
  • The Center for Inclusive Excellence and Global Engagement works with students and the EKU community to retain traditionally underrepresented / marginalized students by creating an inclusive environment where they can thrive, by celebrating their national and international cultures and supporting their personal and professional development. 
Resources and Support Services
Freshman Academy for Diverse Students
The Freshman Academy for Diverse Students is an interactive learning experience that promotes the retention of all students, with particular focus on traditionally underrepresented minority students. It is designed to provide first year students with the information, connection, encouragement and direction they need to navigate college life and reach their academic, personal, and professional goals at Eastern Kentucky University. The Academy connects first-year students with their fellow classmates, and introduces them to EKU faculty, staff and student leaders who will provide on-going support throughout their college career at EKU and beyond.Learn more about us at and thank you for visiting!
Latino Retention and Outreach
The Center for Inclusive Excellence and Global Engagement is available to support incoming students and current students with the necessary wrap around services to successfully integrate into college life. The CIEGE works with students and support thier families to understand college processes in particular to scholarship information, student success services and other campus resources. Parent support can be provided in Spanish and English.  The goal of these services are to ensure a strong sense of belonging and inclusiveness for all our students. Our mission is to help students make their way to graduation, create meaningful experiences and to make them feel part of the EKU community.
LGBTQIA+ Services
LGBT+ Student Services, sponsored by the Center for Inclusive Excellence and Global Engagement, is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life of Eastern Kentucky University students who self-identify as a sexual and/or gender minority. We welcome all students regardless of sexual identity, gender identity, gender expression, race, ability, age, religious affiliation, and veteran status.  Our mission is to educate EKU students and community members through training, programs, and services to improve diversity and inclusion on campus. 
·       Closet Transform
·       Pride Team Mentorship Program
·       The Alphabet Center
Trainings and Interactive Discussions:
As an office, and our mission, we will work with you to make sure that your needs are met. We offer workshops and interactive trainings to meet the needs of the campus community. Upon communicated interest, we can work with you to decide what setup will work best for your needs.
Are you looking for a Traditional and Comprehensive DEI Training Experience for your instructors / team? An Overall Address/Presentation to a group to ensure that they are aware of what to expect in an intentionally diverse working environment? A Training / Module Development to be used for trainings connected to future modules within your office? We are here to help!
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