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Office of Institutional Diversity

UK's Office for Institutional Diversity (OID) 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.


Employee Affinity Groups  

Employee Affinity Groups at the University of Kentucky (EAGs@UK) are voluntary clusters of employees who share common interests. These groups play an important role in building community, articulating collective concerns, and promoting employees’ holistic wellbeing. EAGs@UK also advances the university’s goals and strategic priorities around creating a campus culture of inclusion, belonging and expansion. The primary focus of EAGs@UK is to advance inclusive excellence by supporting the connection, collaboration, work life and wellbeing of every employee throughout the institution.;


Discrimination, Harassment, or Sexual Misconduct Report Form

You may use this form to make a report of discrimination, harassment, or sexual misconduct but are not required to use this form. You may also make a report by contacting the Office of Institutional Equity and Equal Opportunity at 859-257-8927 to speak with a staff member.


Student Support Services

Student Support Services is designed to work with students who are first generation, low income, and/or those who have a documented disability.  We provide a holistic approach to working with students designed to aid in retention and graduation./p>


International Center Student Services

International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS) provides a number of services for current international students, including support and information about student employment, health coverage and others. ISSS provides immigration advising which allows international students to achieve their academic, professional and research goals. By facilitating cross-cultural connections, we create opportunities to develop a sense of belonging at UK.


Office of LGBTQ* Resources

LGBTQ* Resources is University of Kentucky's central hub for accessing information, groups, and services related to diverse sexual orientations and gender identities. Housed in the Office for Student Succes, we are a campus-wide office that works to make sure that our community is a welcoming, safe, and supportive place for all students, faculty, staff and alumni. We also seek to connect and collaborate with community groups and friends across the City of Lexington and the Commonwealth of Kentucky.


Disability Resource Center

The DRC provides services to the University community so students with disabilities have an equal opportunity to fully participate in all aspects of University life. The DRC serves students with a wide array of disabilities and their web site provides valuable information for students, parents, faculty and staff related to various responsibilities, services and programs of the office. If you cannot find the information you are seeking, please do not hesitate to call our office (859) 257-2754. Our office hours are 8 AM to 4:30 PM.


Basic Needs

The Basic Needs program provides food and housing services and resources to help alleviate food and housing insecurity in our community.


Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Teaching and Learning 

The Center for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching (CELT) is committed to centering discussions on diversity, equity, and inclusion as a critical component of UK’s teaching mission. 


Practical steps for inclusive teaching 


Diversity and inclusion in the classroom 


How to support first-gen students in the classroom 


ADA Accessible Parking Spaces Map


Inclusive Restrooms 

The Office of LGBTQ* Resources is committed to making sure that all members of our community have access to restrooms that are safe and respectful.


Lactation Spaces 

We have more than 20 designated lactation spaces across campus. Other temporary spaces may be available or offered to accommodate your needs. Any private office or conference room may be used.