About Us

Central to the work of UK’s Office for Institutional Diversity (OID) is the 2015-2020 Strategic Plan - Diversity and Inclusivity. Towards achievement of this goal, OID  serves the entire university community. The vice president and OID directors work across academic and non-academic units to implement ideas, collaborate on outreach and recruitment efforts, and to enhance student retention and achievement. OID staff provide consultation and assistance to the various colleges in developing diversity and inclusion strategies and metrics in their individual strategic plans. We work with the Office for Institutional Research and Institutional Effectiveness to help both academic and non-academic units understand and use of data collected on students, faculty and staff, particularly as the information has implications for campus climate and inclusiveness efforts. Issues of grievances, workplace conflicts and Affirmative Action should be directed to the Office of Institutional Equity and Equal Opportunity.