Resources to Support Inclusive Excellence

College of Public Health Office of Practice and Workforce Development

The Office will establishes and sustains relationships with the public health practice community and work with the community to develop local, national, and international experiential opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students within the College of Public Health. By going outside traditional academic settings, students gain a greater understanding and appreciation of what they are learning in the classroom.

Office of the Ombud

The Office of the Ombud works with all those engaged in the teaching and learning activities of the university to discuss problems and seek assistance with academic-related conflicts and disputes. These include grade disputes, registration problems, fear of retaliation, disability accommodation issues, cross-cultural misunderstandings and personality conflict.

Disability Resource Center

The goal of the DRC is to provide equal access to students who are eligible by advocating for reasonable accommodation, removal of barriers and acceptance of different learning methods in order to achieve an accessible educational environment where students with disabilities have an equal opportunity to fully participate in all aspects of the university community.

Office of LGBTQ* Resources

The UK Office of LGBTQ* Resources is the central hub for accessing information, groups, and services related to diverse sexual orientations and gender identities. The center is actively engaged in supporting student organizations, offering professional development opportunities for campus groups, and advocating for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer individuals from many walks of life.

Martin Luther King Center

The mission of the MLK Center is threefold: (1) to advance the university's strategic goal of achieving a more diverse and inclusive campus environment, (2) to support increased retention of undergraduate students who are generally underrepresented in the student body, and (3) to enhance student achievement by helping students to have a more engaged, productive and fulfilling undergraduate experience.

UK Center for Graduate and Professional Diversity Initiatives 

The UK CGD works to connect graduate and professional students of color to essential tools and resources by promoting academic excellence, building inclusive communities and supporting personal and professional development through monthly programs and services. Students network, learn more about specific areas of interest, and begin to build professional relationships. Professionals share their expertise, guidance, and wisdom with students. 

UK Counseling Center

The Counseling Center offers groups, workshops, and short term counseling to support student's growth and assist students with mental health, academic and/ or other personal concerns that might interfere with academic performance or a sense of personal well-being while at UK.

UK Violence Intervention and Prevention Center

The VIP center leads, supports and sustains a culture of accountability to eliminate violence and oppression at UK through safe spaces for people to be heard, while also speaking for those who have been silenced.  The center provides support and linkage to resources for anyone who has been hurt or knows someone who has experienced personal violence, which can include sexual assault, rape, stalking, and partner violence.

Bias Incidence Report Team

The Bias Incident Response Team (BIRT) is the entity through which incidents of identity-based violence and harassment can be reported, reviewed and appropriate action can be taken by the University. This will allow the University to respond to individual incidents and to examine trends and themes that need to be addressed.

International Center

The UK International Center (UKIC) leads internationalization efforts at the University of Kentucky. The work of the UKIC is supported by International Advisory Council, a group of globally-engaged faculty and administrators representing each of the University’s colleges, plus other key academic units.

Veterans Resource Center

The Veterans Resource Center was established to provide UK's military and veteran populations with the service and assistance they deserve. Whether you are entering college for the first time, transferring from another school, or returning after a deployment, the goal of the Veterans Resource Center is to ensure a smooth transition to college for all veterans and military.