The Purple Band Campaign

This campaign was developed as a tangible way for students and university constituents to show their commitment to diversity. You can receive a purple band at various diversity and cultural events across campus.

We ask that you read the pledge and consider putting it into action!


The Purple Band Pledge:

As students and constituents of the University of Kentucky,
we acknowledge we set the standard as the
flagship institution of our state.

We willingly accept the social responsibility we have
as leaders in our communities and beyond.

We believe it is our duty to use our knowledge in a
responsible and respectful manner to futher the
highest ideals of humanity in ourselves and others.

We recognize the critical importance of fostering a
sense of acceptance and understanding across all
boundaries so that we can move forward collectively.

In full and conscious committment to these ideals
with sincere aim of creating a more accepting and
inclusive community, we make the following pledge:

To actively seek to understand and encourage the contributions of all people;

To work toward social justice and acceptance in our daily lives;

To be examples of the change we wish to see, so others may benefit and learn from us.

Funding for Student Programming Efforts!

Student Organization Program Sponsorships

Apply for funding for student-led initiatives and programming.

This initiative has been created to assist in building relationships among student community and enhancing cultural programming opportunities. Please note that requests that reflect a collaboration or partnership between two or more organizations will be given priority access to funding.

CATalyst Membership Application

Application Letter

Membership Application

CATalyst's mission is: The CATalyst Coalition has been cultivated to assist in the process of moving our campus forward on diversity initiatives and creating a student leadership community around social justice.

Their Core Values: Educate, Facilitate, Innovate, Collaborate, & Progress

Fall '13 Schedule of Events

Fall '13 is shaping up to be a great semester for Diversity Education and CATalyst. Check back soon to see what we have in store for the new school year!