About Us

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Off-Campus Student Services is an office within the Student Services Center. The Student Services Center also includes Parent & Family Association, K Week, K Book, Robinson Scholars, First Gen Scholars, and UK101/201. 

What We Do
Whether you're a fresh first-year student, a seasoned junior or a veteran graduate/professional student living in the Lexington community or commuting from home can be a challenge. While the freedoms that come with off-campus living are plentiful, so are the responsibilities. Culture shock, community development, rental issues; leases, utilities, ordinances, safety, and commuting are just some of the issues that add to what can be an already stressful academic experience.

Off-Campus Student Services fosters and enhances the off-campus student living experience through education, advocacy, and involvement. Off-Campus Student Services will create resources, programs, and solutions that assist the roughly 23,000 off-campus students in areas of belonging and engagement, financial wellness, academic success, and health and wellness; while maintaining positive connections with the University, the neighborhoods in which they live, and the greater Lexington community. In addition to these efforts to support student needs, the office is in the process of developing an Off-Campus Student Association that will be dedicated to help all students that live off-campus to build connections within the campus and Lexington community through the planning of social events and providing a platform for students to discuss off-campus specific issues and related topics.

We encourage you to browse this site using the provided links.
 
Our Mission

Off-Campus Student Services mission is to provide opportunities for the student population to develop their citizenship skills by learning their own bias, being aware of their community, and develop skills to become active citizens in a global community.

 
Our Focus

  • Skill development, student independence and good citizenship.
    • Services, resources and programs which promote an understanding of the rights and responsibilities that accompany living and working within the greater Lexington community.
  • Community outreach and partnerships.
    • The office works as both a student advocate and a University and city liaison in order to improve relations between students and the city, permanent residents in areas where students rent property, landlords and other parties.
  • Services related to off-campus housing.
    • The office provides resources to help students make informed decisions about off-campus housing while advocating, promoting and encouraging attention to fire and other life safety issues.

UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY DISCLAIMER

The UK Office for Off-Campus Student Services provides off-campus housing information solely as a courtesy.  It does not operate as a real estate or rental agency.  Inclusion of any property or rental unit on this website does not constitute, and shall not be construed or reported as (1) an endorsement or approval by the University of Kentucky of the landlord, its properties, or its business practices, or (2) a warranty or representation by the University of Kentucky as to the quality, safety or other features of such property and/or its owners or management agent(s).
The University of Kentucky does not inspect, endorse or assume any responsibility for any properties, accommodations, or other housing options or websites; and expressly disclaims any and all responsibility for any problems that may arise in connection therewith, including, but not limited to, disputes between landlords and tenants concerning such property or rental units.  All prospective tenants are encouraged to exercise their own good judgment (conduct a thorough investigation and inspection) when evaluating a prospective property, accommodation, other housing options or landlord, before making final arrangements.  
With regard to the Housing Locator site, although the University does require properties to be inspected by Code Enforcement and the Fire Department before being allowed to post on this site, neither Off-Campus Student Services nor the University of Kentucky screens landlords, and such properties and rental units are not inspected or “approved” by the University of Kentucky or the employees of Off-Campus Student Services.  The listing of accommodations does not constitute a recommendation of such facilities, nor is the accuracy of listings verified by Off-Campus Student Services or the University of Kentucky.
Off-Campus Student Services reserves the right, but does not have the obligation, to remove or edit any listing for any reason.  All listers must be aware that their listed apartments are offered in accordance with all applicable University of Kentucky, city, state, and federal statutes and regulations governing equal opportunity and non-discriminatory access to housing.  Off-Campus Student Services will not knowingly accept any listing which appears to violate these statutes and regulations.  Any question regarding Off-Campus Student Services policies should be directed to (859) 218-3840.