About Us


Mission:  to cultivate and nurture a culture of belonging.


Values:  Belonging, Transparency, Courage, Community


Guiding Principles

  • Inclusion is what diversity looks like in action.

  • There is a difference between intent and impact and both must be acknowledged when incidents of bias occur.

  • Cultivating and nurturing a welcoming culture of belonging is the responsibility of every member of the UK community.

  • Acts of bias and hate must be addressed with transparency, courage and partnership.

  • Systems of oppression are pervasive and impact everyone regardless of identity and privilege.


University of Kentucky Strategic Plan Initiatives Connected to Bias Incident Response and Support Services

  • Foster a diverse community of engaged students

  • Improve workforce diversity by actively engaging in inclusion efforts

  • Increase awareness of diverse worldviews by engaging in programming and engagement activities centered in inclusive excellence