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Office for Institutional Diversity

Empowers all to be their best selves and strives to create a sustainable climate where all can benefit from the highest quality education, care and work environment

First-Generation Student Advising

Supports first-generation UK students through research-based programs, resources, best practices and campus-wide advocacy.

International Center

Leads internationalization efforts and supports international students and scholars.

Martin Luther King Center

Emboldens students from all communities to improve their college experience by increasing access to academic, civic leadership and cultural exchange opportunities. 

Human Development Institute

Works to improve the inclusion, independence and contributions of people with disabilities and their families through education, research and evaluation, leadership and advocacy.

Office of LGBTQ* Resources

LGBTQ* Resources is the University of Kentucky's central hub for accessing information, groups and services related to diverse sexual orientations and gender identities.



Anti-Racism Readings: Free e-Books through UK Libraries for the UK community

Black Student Union: Educates on the contributions of Black Americans, assists incoming students and provides continual guidance and support.

Chinese Club: The Chinese Club is open to all students interested in the Chinese language and culture.

Employee Affinity Groups: Faculty and staff linked by common purposes and interests

Feminist Alliance: Undergraduate program exploring intersectional feminism, gender-based discrimination and ways to create an equal society.

Gender Sexuality Alliance: Group of LGBTQ* students and allies who meet to have discussions, promote equality and above all have fun.

Indian Student Association: Promotes the Indian Culture to people of all races, ethnicities and religions via events.

International Center: Leads internationalization efforts and supports international students and scholars

International Student Council: Encourages international and US students to join together to plan fun events and promote understanding across cultures.

Invisible Illness and Disability Alliance: Advocates for students with chronic illnesses, invisible disabilities and accessibility needs.

Iranian Student Association: Preserve the practice of Iranian traditions and cultures, reach out to local Iranian community and educate others.

Islamic Studies: Interdisciplinary minor introduces students to the culture, language, religion and philosophy of Muslim Peoples worldwide.

Jewish Studies: Interdisciplinary program that draws expertise and scholarly leadership from 20+ affiliated faculty from five colleges

Latin American, Caribbean and Latino Studies: Interdisciplinary program that brings together scholars who wish to understand Latin America as a major world region.

Latino Student Union: Unite and strengthen the Hispanic/Latino community on campus, while fostering a bond between students, faculty and the community.

Martin Luther King Center: Emboldens students from all communities to improve their college experience by increasing access to academic, civic leadership and cultural exchange opportunities. 

National Pan-Hellenic Council: UK NPHC is the coordinating body for seven of the nine historically Black and African-American fraternities and sororities.

UK Faith: Religious campus leaders addressing issues relevant to the faith lives of Jewish, Christian and Bahá'í students.

UK Women's Forum: Empowers and champions women at UK.

2023 Interfaith Calendar: Primary sacred times for world religions.

For a complete list of registered cultural and religious/spiritual student organizations visit BBNvovled. 

Well-Being and Support

Big Blue Pantry: Supports UK students experiencing food insecurity or hunger.

Center for Equality and Social Justice: Promotes equality and social justice through collaborative scholarship and education.

Community Conversations Planning Form: Submit information on and receive resources for planned town halls, forums or community conversations.

Discrimination, Harassment, or Sexual Misconduct Report Form: Advocates for those impacted by bias, hatred and/or an act of identity-based violence.

Headspace - Student Government Association: Students, faculty, and staff have access, at no cost, to the entire Headspace library.

Human Development Institute: Works to improve the inclusion, independence and contributions of people with disabilities and their families through education, research and evaluation, leadership and advocacy.

International Student and Scholar Services: International Student & Scholar Services provides leadership and expertise in the advising and immigration needs of more than 2,000 international students, faculty, staff and exchange visitors. 

Koru Mindfulness: Koru Mindfulness is an evidence-based program designed to help reduce stress and anxiety.

LiveSafe: A free personal safety mobile app that University of Kentucky is providing to all students, faculty, and staff.

Office of Institutional Equity and Equal Opportunity: Handles issues of harassment, discrimination, Title IX violations and ADA compliance.

Office of LGBTQ* Resources: Works to ensure our community is a welcoming, safe and supportive place for students, faculty and staff.

Prevention, Outreach and Wellness Education Resources (POWER): POWER is a Student Success unit that aims to provide accessible educational opportunities to promote healthy behaviors.

Student Government Association: To improve the student experience by listening to and advocating for students.

Student Support Services (TRiO): Academic support for students who are first generation, low income or have a documented disability.

Student Veterans Association: Collaborates with Veterans Resource Center, Veterans Resource Team and Student Government to support non-traditional students.

Swipe Ahead Program: Assists students in meeting their unmet dining needs.

Talkspace Online Therapy: A confidential and secure online text and video chat therapy platform that offers access to mental health clinicians.

The Counseling Center: Groups, workshops and short-term counseling for students.

TRACS and Center for Support and Intervention: TRACS is a physical and virtual one-stop hub where students can come for a referral to supportive services (housing, rent, utilities, food) or receive direct clinical support for a range of mental health needs and crises.

Veterans Resource Center: Provides UK's military and veteran populations with the service and assistance they require.

Violence Intervention and Prevention Center (VIP): Where students, faculty and staff can seek confidential services and educational resources.

WellKentucky: Comprehensive student well-being resources.

Wildcat Wardrobe - Student Government Association: The Wildcat Wardrobe is a free professional clothing service for students.


African American and Africana Studies: Teach and discover the history, culture, politics and conditions of black people across space and time.

Center for Academic Resources and Enrichment Services (CARES): Academic support through counseling and planning, tutoring and study groups and involvement in enrichment activities.

Center for Graduate and Professional Diversity Initiatives: Supports diverse graduate and professional students in all 19 colleges, including six health colleges.

Center for Health Equity Transformation: Fosters innovative, transdisciplinary, impactful research and training to improve the health of the most vulnerable Kentuckians.

Center for Research on Violence Against Women: Advances research into the clinical, legal, cultural and other complexities related to crimes against women.

Center for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching: Leads critical reflection on teaching and learning in light of our experiences during the pandemic year.

Commonwealth Institute for Black Studies: With five innovative research themes and dozens of areas of sub-speciality research, CIBS is the epicenter of vital scholarship.

Disability Resource Center: Advocates for students with a wide-array of accessibility needs.

Education and Civil Rights Initiative: Together, UK and the NAACP are working with communities and educators to help policy-makers reach decisions and transform lives.

First-Generation Student Advising: Supports first-generation UK students through research-based programs, resources, best practices and campus-wide advocacy.

Gender and Women's Studies: Investigates gender broadly conceived, and the cultures and contributions of women worldwide.

Global Engagement Academy: Professional development program for faculty and staff to build competencies in international engagement and education.

Inclusive Excellence and Diversity Education: Centralized educational unit for expanding diversity and equity initiatives.

Inclusive Health Partnerships: Engages current and future health care providers in continuing education focused on health equity.

KY-WV LSAMP: Kentucky-West Virginia LSAMP is a consortium of colleges and universities to support underrepresented populations in STEM.

Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences (MANRRS): National society promoting academic and professional advancement by empowering minorities in agriculture and natural resources.

Modern & Classical Languages, Literatures and Cultures Student Organizations: Student Clubs: Arabic, Chinese, Classics, Eta Sigma Phi, French, German, Korean, Russian and Japanese Culture Society.

Online Graduate Certificate in Diversity and Inclusion: Prepares students to become proactive and understand the importance of diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

Start to Finish Mentoring Program: Multi-tiered support strategy for UK's historically underserved populations in undergraduate, graduate and professional fields.

The Study: UK's centralized peer tutoring center.

Unconscious Bias Training for Faculty and Staff: Full three-part series offered every 2nd and 4th week of the month.