Eastern Kentucky University is a regional, coeducational, public institution of higher education offering general and liberal arts programs, pre-professional and professional training in education and various other fields at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Located in Richmond, Madison County, Kentucky, Eastern has a distinguished record of more than a century of educational service to the Commonwealth.
EKU is an accessible, nurturing, and academically rigorous center of learning and scholarship that transforms lives and communities and enables them to adapt and succeed in a dynamic, global society.
A Diverse EKU
Diversity at EKU is an inextricable component of academic excellence. It is intricately interwoven into creating a culture of preeminence as was envisioned in our strategic plan, Make No Little Plans: A Vision for 2020. Diverse learning environments nurture higher order critical thinking, foster civic learning and engagement, and prepare us to be productive citizens in an increasingly global and complex society. Diversity is also rooted in Eastern's six strategic goals: Academic Excellence, Commitment to Student Success, Institutional Distinction, Financial Strength, Campus Revitalization, and Service to Communities and Region.
Military Friendly EKU
At EKU, we’re not just military friendly; we’re VETS|Ready. Our dedicated Veteran Education Transition and Support (VETS) team is committed to ensuring our veteran and military students succeed in and out of the classroom.
Ranked consistently in the top 10% nationally (and #1 in Kentucky) as a “Best for Vets” public institution by Military Times magazine, and the only one in Kentucky to earn the coveted Gold designation as a “Military Friendly” School, EKU has a long history of providing high-quality, accredited programs and exceptional delivery of services to veterans, active duty service members, reserve/guard service members, and military families.
EKU’s commitment to veterans is not limited to its students; as an employer, we also value the diversity, reliability, resiliency, training and teamwork skills veterans bring to the workforce that directly translates into their professional success and that of their colleagues. We want to leverage those skills and experiences and provide opportunities for veterans’ career growth by joining our ranks and supporting our mission: to prepare students to contribute to the success and vitality of their communities, the Commonwealth, and the world.
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