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Advancing Kentucky Through a Community of Belonging

With one of the most diverse workforces and student bodies in the state, UK is a microcosm of how a group of diverse people (race, sex, sexual identity, sexual orientation, religion, creed, nationality, cultural background, disability, small town or urban community culture and first-generation context) can advance our Commonwealth and world by accelerating the workforce, conducting innovative and transdisciplinary research and addressing barriers that preclude a student's accessibility to higher education or a Kentuckian's access to world-class care.  

As the land-grant institution of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, UK leads the state in ways more expansive than at its founding as an agricultural and mechanical college in the 19th century. The ideal of advancing the citizenry through education, hard work and innovation remains at the core, yet global and societal changes affect people in even the most rural parts of the state. 

We can exhibit on campus, our commonality — those things that unite us in a democracy and as a global community.

Read about the Many People, One Community guiding principle in UK's strategic plan, the UK-PURPOSE. 

MPOC News and Updates

UK researchers secure grant to enhance understanding in child welfare systems

Shelby Clark, Ph.D., assistant professor in the College of Social Work (CoSW), and Elizabeth Riley, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the College of Public Health, have been awarded a grant from the Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) Small Grants Program for their project “Reimagining Child Abuse and Neglect Reports: A Qualitative Exploration of Attitudes and Beliefs about Mandated Reporting and Mandated Supporting.”

UK Chandler Hospital earns ‘LGBTQ+ Healthcare Equality High Performer’ designation

Today, UK HealthCare announced that the University of Kentucky Albert B. Chandler Hospital earned a “LGBTQ+ Healthcare Equality High Performer” designation from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC). The designation was awarded in the 16th iteration of HRC’s Healthcare Equality Index (HEI), released in May.

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The University of Kentucky is a vibrant, global campus. With more than 550 student organizations and multiple units and colleges across the university, there are always opportunities to get involved! 

Discover the possibilities to learn more about and engage with our diverse community. 

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Message from President Capilouto

Our Next Steps in Creating a Community of Belonging

Where do we go from here? Q&A with UK President Eli Capilouto