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

Teaching Resources 

 

Facilitated Workshop Resources (UK Campus) 

 

 

COLLEGE DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION OFFICERS 

Intro and link to D&I officer pages 

 

COMMUNICATION TOOLS 

VPID Blog 

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.

 

Interfaith Calendar 

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

Behind the Blue: A Podcast on Diversity and Inclusion with Drs. Feist-Price and Poston 

Behind the Blue: A Podcast on Diversity and Inclusion with VP Feist-Price

Building Belonging at UK: Thoughts from VP Feist-Price

Campus Walk Video with VP Feist-Price

Diversity in the Workplace: Thoughts from VP Feist-Price

Diversity: It Starts with Us, College of Agriculture Video

LGBTQ* Resources: Meet the Man Behind UK's New Home for LGBTQ* Community 

UK Named a Diversity Champion: Featuring President Capilouto

70 Years of Racial Integration at UK: Promotional Video 

 

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 

 

Student Resources 

 

OID Unit Services and Resources (Quick Description of Units) 

Veterans Resources

 

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

 

Kentucky/Regional Resources

 

National/International Resources

 

 

RECRUITMENT TOOLS

Faculty and Staff Recruitment Resources

 

UK Diversity Recruitment Resource Guide

 

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