Compliance with Regulations
The University of Kentucky is a public, land grant university dedicated to improving people’s lives through excellence in education, research and creative work, service, and health care. As Kentucky’s flagship institution, the University plays a critical leadership role by promoting diversity, inclusion, economic development, and human well-being.
The University of Kentucky will be one of the nation’s 20 best public research universities.
The University of Kentucky is guided by its core values:
- Mutual Respect and Human Dignity
- Diversity and Inclusion
- Academic Freedom
- Shared Governance
- Work-life Sensitivity
- Civic Engagement
- Social Responsibility
Compliance with Regulations
The University of Kentucky complies with the federal and state constitutions, and all applicable federal and state laws, regarding nondiscrimination. The University provides equal opportunities for qualified students in all aspects of University operations, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnic origin, religion, creed, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, uniformed service, political belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, marital status, genetic information, social or economic status, or whether the person is a smoker or nonsmoker, as long as the person complies with University policy concerning smoking. Compliance with the Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, which prohibits sex discrimination, and with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 is coordinated by the Institutional Equity and Equal Opportunity Office, 013 Main Bldg., University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40506-0032, 859-257-8927.
Efforts to comply with the laws and regulations applicable to people with disabilities are also coordinated by the Office of Institutional Equity and Equal Opportunity, as required by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
Questions concerning compliance with regulations may be directed to UK’s Office of Institutional Equity and Equal Opportunity, or to the Director of the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Washington, D.C.
Qualified students with disabilities should contact the associate dean and director of the Disability Resource Center at 859-257-2754 to request reasonable accommodation.
The University is in compliance with the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988 and the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendment of 1989. Questions may be directed to the Associate Provost for Student and Academic Life or the Office of the Vice President for Human Resources.
Information on the employment and earnings of public postsecondary education institution graduates in Kentucky is available at: https://kcews.ky.gov/KYLMI/ Questions about admission to the University should be directed to the appropriate admissions office.
The University of Kentucky is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, call 404-679-4500, or online at www. sacscoc.org for questions about the accreditation of the University of Kentucky.