LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 15, 2021) — Incoming students at the University of Kentucky are most likely overwhelmed by all of the new faces they see. During their first week on campus, they meet people in their residence halls, in classrooms and even just walking around campus. While some of these people may not be a part of their Wildcat family today, they probably remember and recognize their fellow students that helped welcome them during their transition to campus.
K Crew leaders play a large role in creating a memorable experience for students as they start their journey at UK during K Week.
“Each year, hundreds of Wildcats take part in welcoming our incoming students to campus during K Week," said Katie DiGiovanni, a student K Board member representing the K Crew Committee. "K Week is one of the most important weeks on campus at the University of Kentucky, and we work hard to recruit a strong team of K Crew leaders to take on the task of welcoming all of these students to our beautiful campus and making sure their transition to college is as easy as possible.”
The Office of Student Transitions and Family Programs is currently accepting applications for next year’s K Crew. Interested students can apply to join K Crew on BBNvolved. Applications are due by 11:45 p.m. Friday, March 5. Interviews will take place virtually Wednesday, March 10, and Thursday, March 11.
K Crew leaders have the opportunity to work with our incoming students and share their knowledge and experiences they have had at UK. These student mentors will gain valuable leadership experience, many friends on campus and a chance to experience K Week again. In addition, training will be provided and if all requirements of K Week are completed, they will be granted a $50 stipend.
The University of Kentucky is increasingly the first choice for students, faculty and staff to pursue their passions and their professional goals. In the last two years, Forbes has named UK among the best employers for diversity, and INSIGHT into Diversity recognized us as a Diversity Champion four years running. UK is ranked among the top 30 campuses in the nation for LGBTQ* inclusion and safety. UK has been judged a “Great College to Work for" three years in a row, and UK is among only 22 universities in the country on Forbes' list of "America's Best Employers." We are ranked among the top 10 percent of public institutions for research expenditures — a tangible symbol of our breadth and depth as a university focused on discovery that changes lives and communities. And our patients know and appreciate the fact that UK HealthCare has been named the state’s top hospital for five straight years. Accolades and honors are great. But they are more important for what they represent: the idea that creating a community of belonging and commitment to excellence is how we honor our mission to be not simply the University of Kentucky, but the University for Kentucky.