UK Education Abroad resources for students who identify as LGBTQ* are summarized in a helpful brochure that can be accessed HERE.
Student Name Change Request Form
Official (Legal) Name Change
1. Print a copy of the form. If you are unable to view or print the form, you must contact the Registrar's Office to have a form sent to you.
2. Fill out every blank on the form and sign and date at the bottom.
3. You must send a copy of documentation which shows the "new" name as you wish it to appear on your official records. (i.e. driver's license, marriage certificate).
4. Mail completed affidavit and documentation to:
Registrar's Office Student Records
University of Kentucky
10 Funkhouser Building
Lexington KY 40506-0054
Phone: (859) 257-3161
Preferred Name Change (first/middle name only), Gender Marker, and Pronoun Form
1. Print a copy of this form.
2. Fill out every blank on the form and sign and date at the bottom. (Note: legal name signature is required)
3. Submit completed form to:
University of Kentucky
10 Funkhouser Building
Lexington KY 40506-0054
Phone: (859) 257-1826
Fax: (859) 257-7160
Office of LGBTQ* Resources
302 Blazer Hall
Lexington, Kentucky 40506-0012
Phone: (859) 323-3312
Q Card: University Health Service
University Health Service strives to provide high quality care to all UK students and employees in an inclusive environment. Toward this goal, UHS developed “Q Cards” that any student or employee can print, fill out, and take with them to their healthcare appointments. These cards provide an option for patients to clearly designate their name, pronouns, sexual orientation, and gender identity if they choose. You can find a copy of the UHS Cards here.
LGBTQ* Resources Financial Aid Liaison
The mission of the UK Office of Student Financial Aid (SFA) is to provide financial aid to students who would be unable to attend the University without such assistance. As part of this mission, SFA staff members are committed to inclusive service. In partnership with the Office of LGBTQ* Resources, SFA has designated a liaison for specialized student concerns, including changes in FAFSA dependency status. Students can connect with the SFA LGBTQ* Resources liaison, Robin Gray, directly by emailing email@example.com or by visiting LGBTQ* Resources for a referral.
Bias Incident Response
If you have experienced bias, harassment or threatening behavior based on an aspect of your identity, the University wants to provide support and resources to address the situation. The Bias Incident Response Team (BIRT) is the entity through which incidents of identity-based violence and harassment can be reported, reviewed and appropriate action can be taken by the University and this team includes the UK Director of LGBTQ* Resourdces. Filing a report will allow the University to respond to individual incidents and to examine trends and themes that need to be addressed. Click HERE to make an official report of bias to the University.
This page has a number of local, state, and national resources for LGBTQ* students, faculty, staff, and allies. If there is a resource you think should be added, please email the director at firstname.lastname@example.org.
University of Kentucky
- Gender and Women’s Studies Department: http://gws.as.uky.edu
The Department of Gender and Women's Studies at the University of Kentucky investigates gender broadly conceived, and the cultures and contributions of women worldwide from feminist/womanist perspectives. They offer degrees at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
- Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Diversity Education: http://www.uky.edu/MLKCC/
The mission of the MLK Center is threefold: (1) to advance the university's strategic goal of achieving a more diverse and inclusive campus environment, (2) to support increased retention of undergraduate students who are generally underrepresented in the student body, and (3) to enhance student achievement by helping students to have a more engaged, productive and fulfilling undergraduate experience.
- Office for Institutional Diversity: http://www.uky.edu/Diversity/
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 interim 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.
- Counseling Center: http://www.uky.edu/StudentAffairs/Counseling/
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.
- Violence Intervention and Prevention Center: http://www.uky.edu/StudentAffairs/VIPCenter/
The Violence Intervention and Prevention (VIP) Center works with students, staff, faculty, and community partners toward the mission of eliminating the perpetration of interpersonal violence including sexual assault, partner violence and stalking.
- University Health Service/Student Health Service: http://ukhealthcare.uky.edu/uhs/student-health
University Health Service (UHS) offers services for full-time undergraduate UK students and students who have paid the health fee. They offer primary care, women’s health, nursing and behavioral health services as well as health education services for nutrition, tobacco cessation and sexual health. Joanne Brown, a provider at UHS Student Health Service, is also affiliated with UK HealthCare’s LGBTQ* specific clinic. You can find out more information on Joanne Brown under the TransForm Health tab of this website on the left side of the screen.
- AIDS Volunteers of Lexington (AVOL): http://www.avolky.org
AVOL provides education, testing, housing, and other support services for individuals in Lexington and Central Kentucky.
- Pride Community Services Organization (PCSO): http://www.pcsoky.org
The PCSO is an LGBTQ community center serving Lexington and Central Kentucky.
- Lexington Fairness: http://www.lexfair.org
Lexington Fairness is a community action group that focuses on grassroots advocacy, network building, and educational outreach.
- PFLAG Central Kentucky: http://www.pflagcentralky.org
PFLAG is a support group for individuals who identify as LGBTQ as well as allies to LGBTQ communities and family members of LGBTQ individuals. They meet weekly in Lexington.
- TransKentucky: http://www.transkentucky.com/site/
TransKentucky is a support, social, and resource group serving Lexington and the state of Kentucky as a whole. It is the mission of this group to provide a safe place for transgender individuals and people who feel they do not fit into the standard gender norms to express their true selves.
- TransParent Lexington
TransParent Lexington is a support and information-sharing group for parents of trans children. For more information on the group, contact Jeri Hahn at 859-230-0409 or Beth Scherfee at 859-940-3862.
- Bluegrass Rainbow Faith Communities Directory can be found HERE
This directory is compiled by a Lexington interfaith organization and highlights religious groups that would like to be known as LGBTQ* inclusive organizations. It is provided on this website as a resource that some individuals may find helpful. It does not constitute an endorsement of any group by the University of Kentucky. For questions about the directory, refer to the contact information inside the document.
- Kentucky Association of LGBTQ Higher Education: http://www.kylgbtq.org
The association exists to encourage, promote, and celebrate the work of Kentucky colleges and universities in serving LGBTQ people. Their vision is that every LGBTQ person on a Kentucky campus will be welcomed and included to fully participate in the life of their college or university.
- ACLU of Kentucky: http://www.aclu-ky.org
The ACLU KY is an advocacy group focused on protecting the civil rights of all Kentuckians.
- Fairness Campaign: http://www.fairness.org
Based out of Louisville, the Fairness Campaign seeks to dismantle oppression and build an inclusive community where all individuals are valued and empowered to reach their full potential.
- JustFundKY: http://justfundky.org
JustFundKY started in 2006 with the dual mission of reducing discrimination through high-profile public events showcasing the positive contributions of LGBT persons, and by funding the educational efforts of other organizations to increase awareness and understanding of the LGBT community.
- Kentucky Commission on Human Rights: http://kchr.ky.gov/Pages/default.aspx
The Kentucky Commission on Human Rights is the state government authority that enforces the Kentucky Civil Rights Act (Kentucky Revised Statutes Chapter 344), and, through its affiliations with the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, enforces federal civil rights laws.
- The Trevor Project: http://www.thetrevorproject.org
The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24.
- Committee on LGBT History: http://clgbthistory.org
The Committee on Lesbian and Gay History was founded in 1979 to promote the study of homosexuality in the past and present by facilitating communication among scholars in a variety of disciplines working on a variety of cultures.
- Bisexual Resource Center: http://biresource.net
The BRC is the oldest national bi organization in the U.S. that advocates for bisexual visibility and raises awareness about bisexuality throughout the LGBT and straight communities.
- Campus Pride: http://www.campuspride.org
Campus Pride is the leading national non-profit focused on fostering and assessing LGBTQ* friendliness at US colleges and universities.
- Consortium of Higher Education LGBT Resource Professionals: http://www.lgbtcampus.org
The combined vision and mission of the Consortium of Higher Education LGBT Resource Professionals is to achieve higher education environments in which lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students, faculty, staff, administrators, and alumni have equity in every respect. Their goals are to support colleagues and develop curriculum to professionally enhance this work; to seek climate improvement on campuses; and to advocate for policy change, program development, and establishment of LGBT Offices/Centers.
- Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network: http://www.glsen.org
GLSEN is a leading national advocacy group focused on ending identity-based harassment and bullying in K-12 schools.
- GLBT National Help Center: http://www.glnh.org
The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender (GLBT) National Help Center, founded in 1996, is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization that provides vital peer-support, community connections and resource information to people with questions regarding sexual orientation and/or gender identity.
- Human Rights Campaign: http://www.hrc.org
The Human Rights Campaign represents a force of more than 1.5 million members and supporters nationwide. As the largest national lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer civil rights organization, HRC envisions a world where LGBTQ people are ensured of their basic equal rights, and can be open, honest and safe at home, at work and in the community.
- It Gets Better Project: http://www.itgetsbetter.org
The It Gets Better Project's mission is to communicate to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth around the world that it gets better, and to create and inspire the changes needed to make it better for them.
- National Black Justice Coalition: http://www.nbjc.org
The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) is a civil rights organization dedicated to empowering Black lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. NBJC’s mission is to end racism and homophobia.
- National Center for Transgender Equality: http://www.transequality.org
NCTE is a team of hard-working staff members supported by a nationwide community of transgender people, allies, and advocates with an extensive record of winning life-saving change for transgender people.
- StoryCorps OutLoud: http://storycorps.org/outloud/
StoryCorps recognizes the profound historical importance of capturing the stories of the LGBTQ community and the urgent need for this work to happen now. StoryCorps OutLoud is a multi-year initiative dedicated to recording and preserving LGBTQ stories across America.