Equity In Action Toolkit
Short description of what the Equity in Action Toolkit is and who should use it...
AWARDS AND TALKING POINT TOOLS
HEED Award Recognition
The University of Kentucky has received the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine each year for the past several years. This distinction recognized UK's current strengths and ongoing work in the areas of diversity, equity, and inclusion and is granted by the the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education.
For more information on UK's HEED awards, explore recent UKNow features including the 2019 award announcement.
Campus Pride Index Recognition
UK received five out of five stars for overall campus climate from Campus Pride Index, a national benchmarking tool for colleges and universities which self-assesses LGBTQ*-friendly policies, programs and practices, conducted by and for LGBTQ* experts in the field of higher education. The index includes more than 235 colleges and universities. The rating places UK as the only campus in the Southeastern Conference to receive five out of five stars.
For more information on UK's Campus Pride Index designation, explore recent UKNow features on the topic.
BASIC NEEDS AND FOOD INSECURITY TOOLS
Community of Concern, Basic Needs Coordinator
Big Blue Pantry
BIAS AND DISCRIMINATION REPORTING TOOLS
Bias Incident Report Form
Equal Opportunity Statement
The University has a comprehensive equal opportunity statement that articulates nondiscrimination and equal opportunity commitments for individuals with a range of diverse identities. The most updated version of this statement is available here.
Office of Institutional Equity and Equal Opportunity
CLASSROOM AND TEACHING TOOLS
Facilitated Workshop Resources (UK Campus)
COLLEGE DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION OFFICERS
Intro and link to D&I officer pages
The Vice President for Institutional Diversity writes a regular blog and posts include her reflections on a range of diversity, equity, and inclusion related events and hot topics. New posts are highlighted through UKNow and the VPID's social media accounts and archived versions of these blog posts are available at this link.
VPID Twitter Account
The Vice President for Institutional Diversity regularly posts events and experiences on her official Twitter account. Follow @ukyFeistPrice to stay up to date on UK Institutional Diversity happenings.
Institutional Diversity's Martin Luther King Center updates an Interfaith Calendar each semester that lists significant religious holidays that members of the UK community might observe. This calendar is provided to provide a centralized resource for campus partners as they explore programming or other services that could be focused on or impacted by religious holidays. The calendar is available at this link.
Institutional Diversity Videos and Podcasts
Institutional Diversity leaders and campus partners are occasionally featured in videos and podcasts that cover topics related to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Several of these items are linked below for campus partners to explore and use as they find helpful.
Featured Video: UK Institutional Diversity Promotional Overview
DEI Newsletter Resources
A key way for many of our colleges and other campus units to share their DEI related accomplishments and opportunities for engagement is through regular newsletters. The College of Arts and Sciences has a helpful general resource on how to create effective digital newsletters that can be accessed here. Also, the College of Agriculture, Food, and Environment produces a high quality DEI newsletter that can be viewed here.
Individual DEI Website Resources
Marketing Resources and UK Brand Standards
COMMUNITY BASED RESOURCES AND TOOLS
Diversity. Resources (Managed by the Center for Graduate and Professional Diversity Initiatives)
Institutional Diversity's Center for Graduate and Professional Diversity Initiatives and the Office of Faculty Advancement developed a centralized Diversity Resources digital hub that categorizes UK and regional resources that may be of interest to individuals with specific identities, backgrounds, and beliefs. This hub is user driven and new resources can be added through the resource submission tab on the site. The Diversity Resource hub is available at uky.edu/diversityresources or by clicking this link.
Affinity Pages (Managed by the Martin Luther King Center)
Students and staff in the MLK Center organize several annual directories of campus and regional resources that may be of interest to individuals with specific identities or backgrounds. These directories are periodically updated and include the 2019 Black Pages that can be found at this link.
COMMUNITY BUILDING AND RETENTION TOOLS
Faculty and Staff Resources
OID Unit Services and Resources (Quick Description of Units)
DATA AND ASSESSMENT TOOLS
UK DEI Dashboard
Best Practice Assessment Examples
UK@Work Survey Resources
DISABILITY RESOURCES AND TOOLS
Employee Support (IEEO)
Student Support (DRC)
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT AND FACULTY SUPPORT TOOLS
Info on the International Center and ISSS
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT TOOLS
Internal UK Resources
Faculty and Staff Recruitment Resources
Highlighting Best Practice: Diversity and Inclusion Search Committee Protocol, College of Health Sciences
Highlighting Best Practice: Faculty Diversity Statements, College of Arts and Sciences
Student Recruitment Resources