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Diversity, equity and inclusion at the University of Kentucky continues to be a priority in colleges, units and departments across the community. This site highlights and celebrates all of the diversity work happening in our community initiated and driven by passionate staff, faculty and students. Here, you can learn more about the various initiatives that are part of the university's DEI Implementation Plan, read about diversity-related news and efforts from all areas of the UK community and find a comprehensive list of DEI resources and organizations. 

The DEI Implementation Plan is supported by the Office for Institutional Diversity (OID) and engages the entire UK community. 

Click here to visit the Office for Institutional Diversity website 

DEI News and Updates

Condemning violence; supporting our community

University of Kentucky President Eli Capilouto sent the following message to the campus community today.   Campus community,  Early this morning, an incident involving violence against our students, racial slurs and offensive language occurred in one of our residence halls. One of the victims was a student employee who was working an overnight shift at the front desk. From my view of a video of the incident, the student worker acted with professionalism, restraint and discretion.  

UK to celebrate first-generation students Nov. 7-11

At the University of Kentucky, nearly one in four incoming freshmen and one in three transfer students are first-generation college students. 

Get Involved!

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 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

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

Disability Resource Center

The DRC provides services to the university community so students with a wide array of disabilities have an equal opportunity to fully participate in all aspects of university life.

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Anti-Racism and Racial Trauma Resources

The University of Kentucky Counseling Center offers numerous resources for healing, support and allyship.  

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Submit a Bias Incident Report

This form serves as an official report regarding an incident or incidents of bias, hate, bigotry and/or identity-based violence.

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