University of Kentucky Counseling Center: Consultation and Psychological Services is committed to embracing diversity and working towards inclusivity and belongingness for all in our campus community. Our staff is dedicated to promoting an environment of respect and appreciation for the race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, age, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, physical/mental ability, and socioeconomic status of all students. We take a stance against discrimination and oppression in any form and encourage the utilization of our services by all students, especially those who might be reluctant to seek traditional forms of treatment. To this end, we strive to create an atmosphere of openness, trust, and safety where all attitudes, beliefs, values, and behaviors can be openly shared and explored. We, like all people, are works in progress with regard to this area. We see cultural competence as something to aspire to and work toward but we know the work is never done. Because of the ongoing nature of this work, we have regular conversations, where we challenge each other on our biases, missteps and microaggressions. The work is messy and difficult at times, but we value it and are committed to doing our own work so the atmosphere in our Center is helpful and welcoming to students, colleagues and trainees.
The Counseling Center recognizes the unique needs and concerns of various groups on campus, including students who identify as racial and ethnic minorities, LGBTQ, differently abled, international, veterans, transfer students, Appalachian, and first-generation.
If you have experienced a Bias incident related to any of your identities or perceived identity, please check out the Bias Incident tab for more information.
For additional information, services, and resources for above mentioned identities, please check out the related tabs.