Welcome to UK's Community of Concern online resource and reporting system.

This office is part of the University's commitment to proactively addressing issues of concern involving our students and/or employees. Our paramount concern is maintaining the safety of all members of the University community.


We have services across campus available to address students' basic needs.

The Community of Concern Team serves as a central hub, connecting those resources and providing information regarding the resources best aligned with specific student needs. Students with immediate needs can contact the Community of Concern Team by:

          -Visiting the Dean of Student’s Office in 513 Patterson Office Tower. This office is staffed               from 8 a.m.- 5 p.m., Monday - Friday, ​ 

          -Emailing basicneeds@uky.edu. This email is staffed from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. every day, or

          -Calling 218-NEEDThis number is staffed from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. every day.  

The Community of Concern Team also oversees the following initiatives: 

  • A review process for cases involving students and/or employees of concern.
  • Greater engagement of the University community with efforts to report and address issues of concern.
  • An online reporting system to ease reporting and therefore response to situations of concern.
  • Enhanced efforts to connect students, faculty and staff with the counseling and support resources when needed.