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A Community of Inclusion
2012-2013 Diversity Annual Report

The NEW 2012/2013 Annual Diversity Report is now available for download!

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2015 Harambee Graduation Ceremony
The 2015 Harambee Celebration will be held on Friday, May 8th at 7:00pm in the UK Student Center, Grand Ballroom, with a reception following in the Small Ballroom.

If you wish to take part in the 2015 Harambee Celebration, please CLICK HERE for more information and registration!
Deadline to register is April 1st, 2015.

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UK to Hire Director for LGBTQ Resources
By Cheyene Miller
Kentucky Kernel

UK is attempting to accommodate the needs of the LGBTQ community by searching for a voice to represent them on campus.

The Office for Institutional Diversity is in the process of implementing a new position at UK - the director for LGBTQ resources.

According to Dr. Judy Jackson, Vice President of the Office for Institutional Diversity, this director will try to accommodate the needs of LGBTQ students and work with LGBTQ groups on campus, such as OUTsource.

Jackson said that when she first came to UK in 2008, one of the biggest issues that she was presented with was the needs of the LGBTQ community.

“They felt marginalized. They felt as if the campus, the region, were not interested in or concerned about their needs and issues,” Jackson said.

For more on this story, please visit the Kentucky Kernel


UK Martin Luther King Center Hosts Dialogue on Stereotype Threat
As part of its Lunch & Learn series, the UK MLK Center brought in UK President Eli Capilouto and UK Vice President for Institutional Diversity Judy "J.J." Jackson to lead a discussion on stereotype threat. The event took place Dec. 10, 2014 in the UK Student Center's Worsham Theater.

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Gerald Smith Named Newest Anderson Laureate
At Kentucky’s recent 28th Annual Equal Employment Opportunity Conference, the Commonwealth’s Personnel Cabinet Secretary Tim Longmeyer and Arthur Lucas, executive director of the state Office of Diversity and Equality, presented the annual Charles W. Anderson Laureate Award to Gerald L. Smith, associate professor of history in the University of Kentucky College of Arts and Sciences.

Anderson Laureates, the highest honor bestowed by the Kentucky Personnel Cabinet, are given to individuals recognized for significant contributions to equal opportunity in their communities.

For more on this story, please visit UKNOW!