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Celebrate UK's Success at the Tobacco-Free Tailgate

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 11, 2019) — The University of Kentucky is celebrating 10 years of being a tobacco-free campus. Students, faculty and staff are invited to celebrate a the Tobacco-Free Tailgate on Thursday, Nov. 21 from 3-5 p.m. in Barker Plaza outside the UK Gatton Student Center. Join the UK cheerleaders and Wildcat for food, games, a photobooth and freebies, and use the hashtag #TobaccoFreeUK for a chance to win tickets to UK football and basketball games. 

We are proud of the UK community for coming together to make UK a healthier place to live, work and learn.

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 three 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" two 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 four 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.