Mold in residence halls impacting Western Kentucky University students

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Mold in residence halls impacts Western Kentucky University students and is leading to health concerns.

A parent of a local student is expressing concerns after his daughter sent him several images of mold all over her dorm room and bathroom.

The images show mold on vents, chairs, the ceiling and even on the student’s shoes.

With fall coming, allergens are on the rise in the area. With COVID-19, people are getting sick with the virus.

And now, with mold in dorms, students don’t know if their symptoms are mold, allergy or COVID related.

This concern has some students and parents upset and wondering about their health.

According to a statement released from WKU, they are aware of the issue and working to fix it saying:

“Over the weekend, the university was alerted to isolated incidents of common moisture-driven surface mold in some residence halls. The ongoing high humidity and rain in our region has led to excessive moisture and is a contributing factor to the presence of surface mold. WKU has communicated with residents of the affected halls and will be taking measures to assist in lowering indoor humidity levels as the wet weather conditions continue over the next 2-3 days.

“Any student with concerns in residence halls should complete a maintenance request at or text “WKUDFM” at 82257”