Fraternity & Sorority Life works with many campus offices, faculty, and staff to support students and parents who are involved or would like to be involved in a fraternity or sorority at the University of Kentucky. Below are links to additional information of the campus partners we work with most frequently.
Transformative Learning includes a wide variety of academic support initiatives to support success of individual students. Programs include The Study peer tutoring, Power Hour workshops, Individual Academic Consultations, and academic preparation programs. Transformative Learning works closely with Fraternity and Sorority Life to provide resources to chapters and individual members. The Interfraternity Council utilizes Transformative Learning for chapters on academic probation with the council.
Visit Academic Enhancement's website here: http://www.uky.edu/AE/home
Student Organizations & Activities
The Student Organization and Activities Office a member of the Dean of Students Office along with Fraternity and Sorority Life. SOA is the place to be if you are looking to get involved on campus. With offices located in Blazer Hall, SOA works with all students to help them make the most of their experience both inside and outside the classroom at the University of Kentucky. Student Involvement works with all student organizations, but specifically works with the following organizations:
- Center for Community Outreach
- Leadership Exchange Ambassadors
- Student Activities Board
- Student Government
You can learn more about all of the programs and resources Student Involvement offers at getinvolved.uky.edu.
Transition and First Year Programs helps transition new students and their families to UK in order for them to succeed. The office oversees a variety of organizations and programs that benefit new students and all UK parents, including:
- KWeek: An opportunity for the entire University community to celebrate the start of a new school year and welcome new students to campus - it's the BEST way to get started at UK!
- K Book: Written for new students by current students so it has all the best advice for a successful start at UK!
- UK 101 & 201: Academic courses for freshmen and transfer students to help them transition to University life.
- Parent Association: Enhancing student success by actively engaging parents and families as part of the larger University community through publications, programs, and services.
- Family Weekend: An opportunity to visit campus and be part of your Wildcat's UK experience for a weekend - bring the whole family!
Transition and First Year Programs is located on the first floor of Miller Hall.
Residence Life & Campus Housing works with students, faculty, staff, and parents to create a home away from home feel for students living on campus. The department's goal is to make your campus living experience a significant and positive part of your college life and beyond.
The University of Kentucky is home to the Violence Intervention and Prevention Center (VIP). VIP provides students, staff, and faculty the tools, support, and opportunities to shape a violence-free campus through the design and delivery of innovative and inclusive programming and services. The VIP Center is located in the lower level of Frazee Hall, next to the Student Center, and is open Monday-Friday from 8:30am to 5pm.
Visit their site here to learn more about the resources provided by VIP and ways to get involved with their programs.
The Community of Concern team works with faculty, staff, students, and the community to provide resources for members of the University of Kentucky community to help them maintain successful relationships with the University. The Community of Concern staff is an excellent resource for fraternity and sorority members to help them address troubling behaviors in their peers, how to be a support system to these students, and become more familiar with on campus resources.
Learn more about the Community of Concern by visiting their website at www.uky.edu/coc.
The University of Kentucky Dean of Students Office provides both administrative and educational services that support the personal and academic success of students. The office provides extra–curricular‚ non–academic educational programs and also collaborates with academic units to provide support for students in reaching their educational goals.
The Dean of Students Office is comprised of the central office located in 513 Patterson Office Tower as well as a number of affiliated departments. The central office provides a wide range of services including those related to emergencies. Departments affiliated with the Dean of Students Office include Community of Concern, Fraternity & Sorority Life, Student Conduct, and Student Organizations and Activities.
The University of Kentucky Counseling Center: Consultation and Psychological Services(UKCC), provides confidential psychological counseling to currently enrolled UK students and consultation services to currently enrolled UK students, UK faculty and staff, and caregivers.
The Counseling Center offers short term counseling and therapy to support student's growth and assist students with mental health, academic and/ or other personal concerns that might interfere with academic performance or a sense of personal well-being while at UK.
The Counseling Center is located in 201 Frazee Hall. To learn more about the services offered by the Counseling Center, visit their website at www.uky.edu/StudentAffairs/Counseling.
The mission of the Wellness Initiatives for Student Empowerment Office (WISE) is to provide knowledge and information that empowers UK students and community youth to make safer and healthier lifestyle choices in the areas of alcohol, drug use, and mental wellness. SER provides students with knowledge that will help them make educated decisions on their own alcohol use.They offer a variety of resources that encourage responsible decision making (including abstinence) in order to help keep our students and the surrounding community safe and healthy.
One of those resources is the Student Wellness Ambassadors program. The Student Wellness Ambassadors are dedicated to empowering their peers to live safe and balanced lifestyles by providing them with information, screenings, and resources in the areas of mental wellness, drugs, and alcohol abuse. This is a group of highly motivated and well-trained students who organize educational programs and events throughout campus and the community. The Wellness Ambassadors believe that all students have the right to make their own decisions on issues – they just help provide them with quality, research-based information.
The Office of Substance Education & Responsibility is located in the Johnson Center. Please feel free to stop by any time to talk, pick up brochures, or schedule presentations!
The University of Kentucky Fire Marshal's office works with fraternities and sororities to help maintain safety in chapter houses. The regular inspections and drills are coordinated by Vinny Sandy in the Fraternity & Sorority Life office. Visit the Fire Marshal's website here.