LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 27, 2023) — Creating community and fostering diversity — of identity, background, views and perspective — in our classrooms, offices, hospitals and clinics is critical to advancing Kentucky.
More points of view and perspectives; more talent and interests, different in gender and orientation, race and ethnicity, belief and culture, geography and background.
We are proud of this diverse community, our community.
To our LGBTQ+ students and employees: we support you and are here for you. We are sharing resources across campus dedicated to your success and well-being, like we do for all members of our community.
- HR Work-Life and Well-Being
- LGBTQ+ affinity group
- Center for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching (CELT)
Bringing together many people in one community — that is how we advance Kentucky. That is our continued commitment.
As the state’s flagship, land-grant institution, the University of Kentucky exists to advance the Commonwealth. We do that by preparing the next generation of leaders — placing students at the heart of everything we do — and transforming the lives of Kentuckians through education, research and creative work, service and health care. We pride ourselves on being a catalyst for breakthroughs and a force for healing, a place where ingenuity unfolds. It's all made possible by our people — visionaries, disruptors and pioneers — who make up 200 academic programs, a $476.5 million research and development enterprise and a world-class medical center, all on one campus.
In 2022, UK was ranked by Forbes as one of the “Best Employers for New Grads” and named a “Diversity Champion” by INSIGHT into Diversity, a testament to our commitment to advance Kentucky and create a community of belonging for everyone. While our mission looks different in many ways than it did in 1865, the vision of service to our Commonwealth and the world remains the same. We are the University for Kentucky.