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For a list of books and resources available from the Office for Institutional Diversity, please follow this link.

Campus Resources

Student Affairs

Singletary Center for the Arts

The William T. Young Library

Campus Recreation

Student Center Online

The KY Kernel

Student-Run Free Clinic

Education Abroad at UK


Student Organizations

Student Activities Board

Student Organization Center, Office of Student Involvement

Student Government

Fraternities and Sororities

National Pan-Hellenic Council

Center for Community Outreach


Mentoring, Studying and Support Programs

James W. Stuckert Career Center

The Study

Writing Initiative

The Math Resource Center (Mathskeller)

The Counseling and Testing Center

Appalachian & Minority Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics Majors (AMSTEMM)


LGBT Campus Resources

Office of LGBTQ* Resources

The Office of LGBTQ* Resources at the University of Kentucky is the central hub for accessing information, groups, and services related to diverse sexualities and gender identities. We are a campus-wide office that supports the Office of the Vice President for Institutional Diversity in making sure that our community is a welcoming, safe, and supportive place for all students, faculty, and staff. We also seek to connect and collaborate with LGBTQ* community groups and friends across the City of Lexington and the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

Student Organizations:

UK Gay/Straight Alliance (UKGSA)
A GLBTQA group that aims for acceptance and providing a social safe-space to discuss relevant and non-relevant topics. UKGSA meets every Thursday that school is in session in room 357 of the Student Center (third floor, by the small ballroom) at 7 pm. Meetings are open to everyone!

UK Health Occupation Professionals for Equality (UK HOPE)
UK HOPE is a LGBT advocacy group for health professional students, faculty and staff of the University of Kentucky medical campus. We are open to all members of the UK Healthcare community, whether gay, straight, lesbian, bisexual or transgender; the only requirement is a desire to promote LGBT equality.

To provide a safe, supportive environment for LGBT students at UK Law, educate the university community about LGBT issues in the law, assist in the recruitment of talented sexual minorities to UK Law, serve the greater community outside the university.

VOX: Voices for Planned Parenthood
Voices for Planned Parenthood is a national program to educate and mobilize college students in support of reproductive health and rights. Through VOX, college students across the country organize events on and off campus to raise public awareness about reproductive rights, educate young people about sexual health, work with and support their local Planned Parenthood health centers, and mobilize advocates of reproductive freedom. Elizabeth Licis, President,

University Services/Support:

Counseling Center
The Counseling Center is located in Frazee Hall and provides help to students. Services are free for any student enrolled and paying fees for at least 6 credit hours, and including psychologist specializing in LGBT issues. 859.257.8701

University of Kentucky Ally Network provides safe zone training and ally development/support at the University. Wanda McCants (Counseling Psych Program)

VIP Center
The Violence Intervention and Prevention (VIP) Center works with students, faculty, staff and community partners toward the mission of eliminating the perpetration of power-baised personal violence including sexual assault, partner violence and stalking.

Lexington Resources:

Kentuckians for the Commonwealth
Kentuckians For The Commonwealth is a community of people taking action for justice. We work with people to organize in their home communities and across the state. We help everyday community members become extraordinary community leaders. We support community leaders as they build effective organizations. Together, we win important issue campaigns. If you want a better Kentucky - for all of us - join KFTC. Here you will find information, training, and people like you.

GenderedLex Blog
A blog run by Lexingtonians discussing gendered experiences in Lexington.

AIDS Volunteer of Lexington (AVOL)
AVOL is a 501 C 3 non-profit organization that provides services to those living with and affected by HIV/AIDS, as well as HIV prevention education & outreach to 72 counties in central, eastern, and southeastern Kentucky. AVOL is located at 225 Walton Ave. Ste. 110 Lexington, KY 40502, 859.225.9244.

Lexington GLSO
The Lexington Gay and Lesbian Service Organization provide a community space that is used for a variety of different support and social group meetings. The GLSO sponsors the annual PRIDE festival downtown, published the monthly GLSO Newsletter and much more. They are located at 389 Waller Ave in Lexington, KY, 859.253.3233,

Lexington Fairness
Lexington Fairness is committed to achieving equal rights under the law, acceptance, and fairness for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered people in Central Kentucky through local community action, grassroots advocacy, network-building, and educational outreach. 859.951.8565,

On-Line Resources:

National Gay and Lesbian Task Force -
Human Rights Campaign -
Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbian and Gays -
Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Network -
The International Foundation for Greater Education and Transgendered Tapestry -
Consortium of Higher Education: LGBT Resource Professionals -
Think Before You Speak Campaign -
Housing & Mortgages for Gay & Lesbian Couples -