The UK MANRRS members help promote the advancement of members of ethnic/cultural groups that are underrepresented in agricultural and related sciences. Members have the opportunity to participate in diverse activities that support their and others' academic and professional development and achievement. Our organization meets bi-weekly on campus. Membership is open to all students and professionals interested in promoting diversity and inclusion in agriculture, natural resources, and related sciences as well as representing a variety of colleges.
Students at the University of Kentucky can join a variety of religious organizations based upon their personal faith, unique values or general interests. These groups are affiliated with a variety of religious bodies such as Bahá'í, Buddism, Christianity ( including Catholic, Protestant, Orthodox, Non-Denominational), Islam, Judaism and more. Each of these organizations assist the University in its effort to promote diversity and be inclusive of all people.
- For more information on these groups, complete the form on this page.
GSA promotes awareness and fairness concerning LGBT issues at UK and work for a unified gay and straight community in the Lexington area. This group hosts a variety of events throughout the year including "Coming Out Day," service activities, and social outings.
- Advisor: Dr. Mary Bolin
The Latino Student Union serves as a cultural, educational, political, social outlet for the Latino and Latin American community at the University of Kentucky. The LSU creates a voice for the Latino community by identifying the issues of Latino students on campus and advocating to the University administration to address these needs. The group also strives to serve the Latino community off campus through community service events projected at the upward movement of the community.
- Advisor: Dr. Steven Alvarez
The UK MLK Center supports underrepresented undergraduate students through a variety of programming, intercultural activities, service events and more.
- Director: Kahlil Baker
MAPS is an organization to inform and educate on a variety of careers in healthcare. The group helps aspiring healthcare professionals with career choices, academic advice and connections with current professionals in their area of interest.
- Advisor: Morgan Wagner
Shades of Pride exists to provide support and advocacy for students, staff and faculty of color who identify as either a member of the LGBTQ community or identify as allies for the LGBTQ. This group is open to anyone but is centered on the needs of queer and trans people of color.
- Advisor: Carol Taylor-Shim