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The Center for Graduate and Professional Diversity Initiatives

Mission Statement:
The Center for Graduate and Professional Diversity Initiatives is deeply committed to the retention of students of color in the University of Kentucky’s graduate and professional programs as well as the cultural education of all members of the campus community. 

By connecting students to essential tools and resources, CGD assists the university in promoting academic excellence, building inclusive communities, and supporting the professional development of graduate and professional students of color, with the ultimate goal of developing leaders in academy, industry, and society. 

Here are some quick and easy ways to learn more about CGD:

  • Stop by our CGD Med office at 307A College of Nursing in the Kentucky Clinic
    (We are located on the third floor of the Clinic in the hallway between the information desk and the bridge to Chandler Medical Center-next to Wildcat deli)
    OR our CGD Main office on main campus: Ezra Gillis Bldg, 502 Administration Drive, Suite 10
    (We are located on the basement level of the Graduate School)

  • Give our office a call at 859-257-5196

  • Shoot us an email at

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