The 4 Pillars of Academic Excellence

Belonging and Engagement 

Your education at UK is more than just exams and grades; it is belonging to a community that supports your growth, challenges your viewpoints and builds lasting relationships. Your educational opportunities at UK will allow you to address social problems through service learning, education abroad and undergraduate research. With more than 600 student organizations, you can connect with other students and expand your interests across music and the arts; spirituality and religion; culture; service and philanthropy; sports and recreation; and much more. If you can’t find the organization you are looking for, grab a few friends and start your own! Live on campus or join a living learning program to really make campus feel like your new Kentucky home. They say “home is where the heart is,” and at the University of Kentucky, we want to make sure you feel at home.
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Student Health and Wellness

Your well-being is at the core of your growth and development not only as a college student, but as an adult in the global marketplace. With an emphasis on the dimensions of wellness - emotional, financial, intellectual, physical, social and spiritual - the University of Kentucky wants to prepare you with the tools and knowledge necessary for self-actualization. We provide services for your personal well-being and offer multiple opportunities for leadership and professional development through ambassador programs, student employment and internships. Whether you wish to try something new, change up your lifestyle for some healthier or safer habits or simply find ways to continue your healthy habits as a college student, we have everything you need to ensure your success!
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Academic Success

Academic success is at the center of everything we do at the University of Kentucky. Taking a student-centered approach, Student and Academic Support is just one of several units within the division of Student and Academic Life focused on your academic and personal success. We provide support and resources to not only enhance academic achievement, but also help address your need for support in other areas of your life. Success is not simply measured by graduation, but is defined by how well you have grown in your intellectual, emotional, social and ethical development during your time at UK. We strive to have our students become career and worldready and foster the ethos of being life-long learners and critical thinkers.
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Financial Stability

Being away from home for the first time can be challenging - especially learning to manage your own finances. Sometimes money management isn’t taught in high school but we know the need for financial literacy concepts to be delivered and ingrained in our students is an essential life skill to ensure your future success. The University of Kentucky’s Student Financial Wellness Center is geared toward engaging our students in financial literacy programs and provides a place for peer mentorship through the MoneyCATS team. The center is also a resource dedicated to the entire UK community supporting the evolving financial needs of students across campus.
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